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Sheron Korpus

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Antitrust Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Complex Financial Products Litigation; Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy; Financing Litigation; Securities Litigation


Sheron Korpus is a first-chair litigator and trial lawyer, with extensive experience in multi-billion dollar commercial, complex financial, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy and intellectual property disputes. Sheron has tried cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration panels, across the U.S. Sheron has been honored as an "Antitrust and Mergers & Acquisitions Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal in 2016 and was recognized as a 2015 and 2016 New York "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation. He has been featured in the Legal 500 Commercial Litigation and Securities: Shareholder Litigation guides, and has been selected to New York Super Lawyers since 2006. Peers have commented in publications that Sheron “has outstanding skills as a trial lawyer and a broad and deep knowledge of commercial, securities and bankruptcy law,” and that “he can really carve up a hostile witness.” Prior to joining Kasowitz, Sheron was a partner at White & Case LLP.


High Court of New Zealand; New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M., 1996); University of Auckland (Bachelor of Laws, with honors, 1991); University of Auckland (Bachelor of Commerce in accounting, 1991)

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff

The 'outstanding' team at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP is known to clients for its 'excellent work product, exceptional service, timely and wise legal advice and recognition of business implications'. Cindy Caranella Kelly and Sarah Gibbs Leivick are singled out in particular for their 'skills and professional commitment'. Hector Torres continues to advise Ford on its damage claims arising from the DOJ's investigation into the global auto parts cartel, and Marc Kasowitz is part of the team representing Anderson News in its claim against leading magazine publishers and distributors alleging the latter conspired to boycott the client to force it out of the market. Sheron Korpus jointly heads the team with Torres and is also a key name to note. All named attorneys are based in New York. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Kevin Arquit, who joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and now co-chairs the antitrust practice.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - plaintiff

Within: Leading lawyers

Sheron Korpus - Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Within: Securities litigation - plaintiff

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP in New York has a team of 'highly efficient, loyal and client-minded' practitioners who have 'a lot of experience with complex transactions'. The firm handles bet-the-company securities cases and has one of the leading direct securities fraud and opt-out practices in the market, representing hedge funds, mutual funds, and pension funds. Marc Kasowitz handled a trial last year for Fairfax Financial Holdings and secured a $31m settlement in the case, which concerned allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and short-selling by a group of hedge funds. With rising star Uri Itkin, he also represented London-based alternative asset manager Astra Asset Management in a CDO-related matter. Leading light Sheron Korpus is 'very bright and quick-thinking, showing attention to detail with a clear view on the big picture; he understands clients' needs and provides legally sound guidance'. Korpus and Michael Hanin, who is recommended as 'a creative, smart, dedicated and very hardworking litigator who can navigate very complicated situations seamlessly', filed a direct securities fraud action against Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Securities fraud specialist Stephen Tountas is also recommended.

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