Ms Sandra Goldstein > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Sandra has a broad litigation practice, with a particular focus on securities, M&A and commercial disputes. Her clients have included Barnes & Noble, Grubhub, Honeywell, Mylan, Pitney Bowes and Xerox. In recent years, Sandra has represented clients in litigation relating to more than 30 contemplated or hostile transactions with a cumulative value of more than $500 billion, and she has secured more than 20 pretrial wins, including a major summary judgment victory in a multibillion-dollar securities class action. Sandra frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel, recently winning over a dozen favorable decisions after oral argument before trial and appellate courts. In 2019, Sandra argued and won a precedent-setting PSLRA discovery stay for Pitney Bowes in state court litigation brought under the federal securities laws, the first defense attorney to do so in over two decades, and then won case dismissal. She also won dismissal (affirmed on appeal) for: Barnes & Noble of a consumer digital privacy class action; and Xerox of a securities class action concerning one of its software products.

Career

Previously Head of Litigation (2010-2016) and Litigation Managing Partner (2005-2010) at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Education

NYU Law School, J.D.; Barnard College, B.A., summa cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Sandra GoldsteinKirkland & Ellis LLP

Sandra GoldsteinKirkland & Ellis LLP Sandra Goldstein is renowned for her expertise in securities and M&A litigation; a skill set cultivated over the course of more than three decades as a trial lawyer, which included a stint as department head at one of the most highly respected corporate and litigation firms in the market. In the securities space, Sandra recently acted for Pitney Bowes in state court litigation brought under federal securities law, resulting in a precedent-setting judgment determining that The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s (PSLRA) stay provision does in fact apply in state court as well as federal court.

Sandra GoldsteinKirkland & Ellis LLP Sandra Goldstein is renowned for her expertise in securities and M&A litigation; a skill set cultivated over the course of more than three decades as a trial lawyer, which included a stint as department head at one of the most highly respected corporate and litigation firms in the market. In the securities space, Sandra recently acted for Pitney Bowes in state court litigation brought under federal securities law, resulting in a precedent-setting judgment determining that The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act’s (PSLRA) stay provision does in fact apply in state court as well as federal court.

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

(Hall of Fame)

Sandra GoldsteinKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents purchasers and sellers, as well as their boards of directors and financial advisors, in connection with challenged mergers, tender offers and leveraged buyout transactions. The firm has extensive experience in Delaware Chancery Court, as well as state and federal courts throughout the US, and is called upon by its broad corporate and private equity client base to handle high-stakes matters. Its recent work includes appraisal cases, activist investor litigation and derivative cases related to large M&A transactions. It has an exceptionally strong bench in New York, where practice heads Sandra Goldstein and Matthew Solum, as well as key partner Yosef Riemer, stand out. Goldstein, who has 30 years’ experience, frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel in both high-profile M&A and securities litigation. Solum has an enviable record of securing dismissals in deal-related cases over the past 20 years. Up-and-coming partner Stefan Atkinson continues to secure notable wins for high-profile clients such as Rupert Murdoch, his sons, and other officers and directors of Twenty-First Century Fox.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a vast corporate client base, as well as strong relationships with accountants and private equity firms, which generate a high volume of high-stakes securities litigation and regulatory enforcement work. Frequently active for corporate issuers in 10b5 class actions and derivative suits, the firm is able to parallel actions brought by the SEC or other federal and state regulators that may be concurrent with private litigation and often involve allegations of false or misleading disclosures to shareholders, insider trading and other types of financial misconduct. It is active in many fora across the US from its offices in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington DC. The practice is led by Sandra Goldstein in New York, who has a 30-year track record of success in both M&A and securities litigation, and Mark Filip in Chicago, who handles both regulatory enforcement matters and litigation. Joshua Rabinovitz in Washington DC is also recommended for securities and other financial litigation.