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

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Over the course of Daniel Slifkin’s 30 years at the Firm, he has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations, and was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 list of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.” Notably, Mr. Slifkin is among the few litigators to have ever taken a securities fraud class action through jury verdict, having tried two closely watched securities cases on behalf of Vivendi. And he has extensive additional experience litigating securities and derivative matters.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP fields a strong team in the contentious financial services space, representing investment banks, private equity funds and asset management firms in a variety of high-profile disputes. The team remains highly focused on antitrust litigation, where its work includes defending clients accused of anti-competitive practices and the manipulation of rates and markets. The practice is also active in the fintech space, handling high-profile litigation such as the defense of Robinhood in claims stemming from the retail broker-dealer’s actions to restrict trading in volatile securities, such as shares in Gamestop and AMC. Daniel Slifkin is a key figure to note in the team; he is a long-standing figure in the space with deep experience across antitrust and securities litigation. Michael Paskin is another name to note in the antitrust space, while Lauren Moskowitz is noted for her work in RMBS disputes as well as in lawsuits alleging fraud and breach of contract. Elsewhere, Timothy Cameron is recognized for his experience in taking securities disputes to trial. All named lawyers are based in New York.

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Leading trial lawyers)

Daniel SlifkinCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Daniel Slifkin Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. New-York based Daniel Slifkin‘s trial practice, of which securities disputes are an important component, continues to thrive. Slifkin is one of few litigators to have taken a securities fraud class action through to a jury verdict. A standout recent highlight is acting as first chair in a case relating to securities offerings conducted in connection with Occidental’s $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, the largest oil and gas merger in over 20 years, and he won a motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s claim of violations of federal security law in March 2021. Other key clients include Westpac Banking and Alcoa.

Daniel Slifkin Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. New-York based Daniel Slifkin‘s trial practice, of which securities disputes are an important component, continues to thrive. Slifkin is one of few litigators to have taken a securities fraud class action through to a jury verdict. A standout recent highlight is acting as first chair in a case relating to securities offerings conducted in connection with Occidental’s $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, the largest oil and gas merger in over 20 years, and he won a motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s claim of violations of federal security law in March 2021. Other key clients include Westpac Banking and Alcoa.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

(Leading lawyers)

Daniel SlifkinCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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.