Ms Rachel Skaistis > Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP > NEW YORK, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Rachel G. Skaistis focuses her practice on advising boards of directors and management in connection with government and internal investigations, shareholder demands, derivative actions and accounting restatements. Ms. Skaistis represents clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, insider trading, accounting and securities fraud and governance issues. She also handles a wide variety of general litigation, arbitration and appellate matters, including employment disputes, securities, bankruptcy and commercial/contract.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has a ‘strong, reliable, experienced team with ‘a very deep knowledge base that is combined with good business judgment‘, frequently handling the largest and most complex actions under federal securities laws. It has achieved numerous landmark decisions in high-profile cases for clients in industries as diverse as financial services, technology, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and real estate. It continued this tradition by winning the dismissal for Occidental Petroleum Corporation of putative securities class action litigation relating to securities offerings connected with its $57bn acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, a case led by head of litigation Daniel Slifkin Antony Ryan and Kevin Orsini are advising Robinhood Markets on dozens of lawsuits, centralized in Florida federal court, arising from its decision to halt trading of certain stocks, among them GameStop. Karin DeMasi , who is ‘impressive in the courtroom and has a strong presence before the judge’ and the ‘super-responsive and thorough’ Rachel Skaistis are standout practitioners. Lauren Moskowitz and Lauren Rosenberg are emerging talents. Richard Clary  retired from the firm in 2021.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP handles a range of international enforcement and white-collar crime matters for companies, boards of directors and senior executives. The firm is well versed in crisis management and often handles multi-agency investigations brought by the DOJ and SEC, and foreign criminal and regulatory authorities. The team is led in New York by Rachel Skaistis, John BurettaBenjamin GruensteinDavid Stuart and Evan Norris. Buretta is a DOJ alumnus who is recommended for internal investigations, criminal defense matters, regulatory compliance and civil litigation, while Skaistis is a name to note for financial crime, and FCPA and False Claims Act (FCA) matters.