Mr Daniel Slifkin > 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

Daniel Slifkin is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department and serves as the Firm’s Head of Litigation.  Over the course of his 28 years at Cravath, Mr. Slifkin has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.  He is among the few litigators to have ever taken a securities fraud class action through jury verdict.

Mr. Slifkin has extensive experience representing some of the world’s leading financial institutions on a wide range of matters, including antitrust claims; securities claims (both as issuer and underwriter); shareholder derivative claims; claims arising out of financial advisory work; claims relating to private equity portfolio companies; and general contract disputes. 

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 > Financial services litigation

Praised for its ability to ‘muster impressively cohesive intellectual firepower‘, New York-headquartered Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP provides a seamless service to a wide range of financial services clients, from the initial agency investigation and enforcement action through to the private class actions that frequently follow in their wake. The team continues to handle a significant amount of antitrust-related disputes for financial services clients, including American Express, which renowned trial lawyer Evan Chesler successfully represented before the US Supreme Court (thereby bringing an end to an eight year lawsuit brought by the DOJ and 17 state attorneys general). In another notable market manipulation-related dispute, John Buretta successfully secured the dismissal of a consolidated class action brought against Nomura International as one of the alleged participants in collusion and price fixing among numerous financial institutions of supranational, sub-sovereign and agency bonds. Appreciated by clients for his ‘strong intellect and excellent bedside manner‘, Richard Clary is regularly at the forefront of the most significant financial services litigation handled by the firm, including his defense, along with Lauren Moskowitz and Michael Reynolds, of Credit Suisse in residential-mortgage backed securities (RMBS) litigation brought against it in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis. Daniel Slifkin and Michael Paskin are also regularly involved in financial services-related litigation and have both been pivotal to the firm’s defense of Morgan Stanley in individual and class action lawsuits alleging collusion among banks to restrain competition in the market for certain derivatives.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

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Daniel SlifkinCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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.