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

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
WORLDWIDE PLAZA
825 EIGHTH AVENUE
10019-7475
United States
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Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Rachel G. Skaistis is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.

Her practice focuses 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 > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The ‘extremely service-minded‘ team at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has ‘great expertise in relation to FCPA investigations, particularly related to the SEC‘. David Stuart (who is ‘always calm in stressful situations‘) and Daniel Slifkin are representing Insys Therapeutics in an SEC investigation into the company’s financial restatement and disclosures, sales and marketing practices and compliance program. In another key matter, David Greenwald is representing two Swiss banks in connection with DOJ and IRS investigations into their provision of banking services to US taxpayers. ‘Always firm and to the point‘, Rachel Skaistis is recommended alongside Benjamin Gruenstein and ‘first-tier lawyer‘ John Buretta, who commands ‘great respect from prosecutors‘.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has a deep bench of ‘hardworking, thoughtful attorneys‘, who frequently handle complex, high-value and precedent-setting cases. With 24 partners handling securities litigation and enforcement, the team is not among the largest, but it has highly prominent lawyers such as Richard Clary, who is ‘someone that other defence lawyers look up to‘, Antony Ryan and head of litigation Daniel Slifkin. Slifkin, Ryan and regulatory enforcement specialist David Stuart acted for ophthalmic pharmaceutical manufacturer Akorn, Inc in a purported consolidated securities class action and a consolidated derivative action in which plaintiffs sought $150m in damages for alleged misrepresentations by the company concerning its business, operations and internal controls. For the same client, Robert Baron is handling a stock-drop class action arising from an investigation into data integrity issues. Among the other standout partners are Karin DeMasi, who is handling a class action concerning technology company Greensky’s IPO; Timothy Cameron; rising star Lauren Moskowitz; and Rachel Skaistis, who handled a stock-drop case for El Pollo Loco.