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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States
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Antony L. Ryan handles a wide variety of litigation matters, focusing on securities litigation, accountants’ liability, M&A litigation and antitrust law.  He regularly represents clients in federal and state courts around the country.

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United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

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Antony RyanCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York is renowned for its representation of corporate defendants as well as individual officers and directors in class actions and large individual actions. It is particularly noted for its work for underwriters, with its successes in mortgage-backed securities cases for Credit Suisse among its many highlights, though it also acts for large corporates in industries such as healthcare, retail, technology and media. Its recent work includes significant wins and the establishment of important precedents in mega-deal litigation, traditional securities fraud litigation, cases arising from the credit crisis and regulatory enforcement matters on behalf of issuers, financial institutions and audit firms The practice led by head of litigation Daniel Slifkin counts leading names in its ranks, including market veteran Richard ClaryAntony Ryan who focuses on accountants’ liability and securities litigation, and Karin DeMasi, whose experience encompasses class actions, derivative litigation and SEC investigations. Up-and-coming partner Lauren Moskowitz is also recommended.

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

The ‘first-class‘ litigation team at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is adept at representing both appellants and appellees in state and federal courts of appeal. Patent, M&A, antitrust, and securities issues lie at the core of the team’s appellate focus. The group is well versed in stepping in to act for clients at the appellate stage, although its main strength lies in handling appeals resulting from matters previously handled by the firm at the trial stage. Clients recommend Gary Bornstein for his leadership skills. Evan Chesler, Antony Ryan, Katherine Forrest and Kevin Orsini are also key team members. The firm operates a single-office model in New York.