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Shearman & Sterling Cited as a 'Go-To' Firm for Securities Litigation
Law360 listed Shearman & Sterling as one of the top firms for defending companies in securities matters. The article, based on empirical data published in Lex Machina’s Securities Litigation Report 2017, includes Shearman & Sterling in a list of firms that have “distinguished themselves as the go-to firms for both investors seeking to recoup their losses and defendants fending off bet-the-company litigation, becoming the top shops in federal securities cases in the U.S.”
Law360 2017

International Arbitration and Adam Hakki Shortlisted for Benchmark Litigation Awards
Shearman & Sterling has been shortlisted for the International Arbitration Practice Area Award by Benchmark Litigation. Partner Adam Hakki, Global Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group, has also been shortlisted for the 2017 Securities Lawyer of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
— Benchmark Litigation 2017

Shearman & Sterling and Stephen Fishbein Recognized at FT North America Innovative Lawyers Awards
Shearman & Sterling was named one of the 25 most innovative North American law firms and received the award for “Most Innovative North American Law Firm 2016: Making a Difference” for challenging the definition of insider trading through its defense of Todd Newman, hedge fund trader, resulting in a landmark Second Circuit victory. Partner Stephen Fishbein, described as “brilliant and courageous,” was also recognized as one of the top 10 most innovative lawyers in North America.
The Financial Times 2016

Dan Newcomb Receives “Outstanding Career Award” From Global Investigations Review
Dan Newcomb received the “Outstanding Career Award” from Global Investigations Review (GIR) at an awards ceremony held on September 14. The GIR Awards celebrate the most impressive investigations practices and lawyers and the most noteworthy developments of the past year.
— Global Investigations Review 2016

Adam Hakki Nominated By Benchmark Litigation as One of the Top 10 Practitioners in the U.S. in Securities
Benchmark Litigation released its 10th anniversary edition, selecting Adam Hakki, global head of Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group, for its list of the top 10 securities litigators in the United States.
— Benchmark Litigation 2016

Litigation Group Receives Top Ranking from Benchmark Litigation
Shearman & Sterling’s litigation practice in New York was distinguished as “highly recommended,” the highest designation, while the team ranked Tier 1 for securities and was highly ranked for white collar and general commercial litigation as well.
— Benchmark Litigation 2016

Shearman & Sterling Ranked by Global Investigations Review as One of the Top 30 Investigations Practices
Shearman & Sterling was selected for the Global Investigations Review’s list of the world’s top 30 investigations practices.
— Global Investigations Review 2016

Aaron Named One of New York Law Journal’s Top Women in Law
Partner Jaculin Aaron was selected as one of the New York Law Journal’s 30 Top Women in Law. The award recognizes women lawyers who have made significant contributions to the law or legal community over the past year.
— New York Law Journal 2016

Anderson, Berkowitz, Dunogué, and Lanpher Recognized by Benchmark Litigation in “Under 40 Hot List”
Partners Paula Anderson, Matthew Berkowitz, Agnès Dunogué, and Mark Lanpher were all selected for Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural “Under 40 Hot List,” which honors “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.”
— Benchmark Litigation 2016

Firm Receives 2016 American Lawyer Award for Global Dispute of the Year: International Litigation
Shearman & Sterling received The American Lawyer Global Legal Award for Global Dispute of the Year: International Litigation. The firm was recognized for its significant victory on behalf of client Cargolux Airlines International S.A. in an important case before the European General Court in Luxembourg.
— American Lawyer 2016

Anderson Selected for “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award
Partner Paula Anderson was selected as one of The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award winners. The awards “recognize young African-Americans who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and committed contributors to the development of their community.”
— The Network Journal 2016

Dunogué Named a Rising Star by Law360
Partner Agnès Dunogué was named a Securities “Rising Star” by Law360. The awards recognize lawyers under the age of 40 “whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”
— Law360 2016

Aaron Selected as One of Law360’s Top Women in Securities Law
Partner Jaculin Aaron was selected as one of Law360’s top 25 Women in Securities Law for 2016. This highly competitive recognition honors the career accomplishments of female lawyers “who have won and defeated billions of dollars’ worth of litigation” and “faced down the toughest government regulators.”
— Law360 2016

Shearman & Sterling Awarded “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review
Shearman & Sterling received the “Matter of the Year Award” from Global Competition Review (GCR), the leading competition law and policy journal, at the 2016 GCR Awards. The success follows GCR’s inclusion of Shearman & Sterling in its list of Global Elite practice, naming the firm as one of the top 25 antitrust practices worldwide.
— Global Competition Review 2016

Adam Hakki Named Securities Lawyer of the Year by Benchmark Litigation
Adam Hakki, global head of Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group, was named the “2016 Securities Lawyer of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, a leading guide to the top litigation firms and attorneys in the United States. Hakki was one of only four lawyers shortlisted for the award.
— Benchmark Litigation 2016

Litigation Group and Stephen Fishbein Recognized in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year Awards
Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group has been recognized in The American Lawyer’s biannual “Litigation Department of the Year” Awards as one of 10 firms selected for Honorable Mention. In addition, litigation partner Stephen Fishbein was named one of six “Litigators of the Year.” These awards recognize those law firms and lawyers “whose hard-fought successes stood out over the contest period from August 2013 through July 2015.”
— The American Lawyer 2015

Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar Practice Featured as Law360 Practice Group of the Year
Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar practice was selected by Law360 as a White Collar Group of the Year. This is the second time in three years that the group has received this award. Described as a “go-to shop for financial institutions,” the group’s work on high-profile internal investigations and reputation as the “counsel of choice for heavyweight” financial institutions on numerous benchmarking class actions and investigations contributed to the group’s selection as a White Collar Group of the Year.
— Law360 2015

Shearman & Sterling Named by Legal 500 as Top Team in US for Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Shearman & Sterling has been named the top team in the US for 2015 in the area of Securities: Shareholder Litigation by Legal 500. The firm’s White Collar Litigation team was also selected by Legal 500 as one of 5 finalists for best in the US for 2015.
— Legal 500 2015

Global Investigations Practice Ranked 6 in GIR 100
Shearman & Sterling’s excellence in investigations was recognized today by Global Investigations Review, which ranked the firm No. 6 in its inaugural GIR 100, a guide to the world’s best firms for international investigations.
— Global Investigations Review 2015

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Shearman & Sterling’s Excellence in Litigation
Shearman & Sterling's Litigation Group has once again been designated one of the leading practices in Benchmark Litigation’s 2016 edition, which focuses on the top litigation firms and litigators in the United States. In New York, Shearman & Sterling’s litigation practice was ranked "Highly Recommended,” which is the highest designation.
— Benchmark Litigation 2015

Shearman & Sterling Receives 2015 American Lawyer Global Citizenship Lifetime Achievement Award
The American Lawyer presented Shearman & Sterling with its highest honor, the Global Citizenship Award – Lifetime Achievement, at this year’s Global Legal Awards gala in New York City. The award, which hails as the most significant undertaking in global pro bono and social responsibility, recognizes the firm’s exceptional support of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which was established by the United Nations to prosecute persons responsible for committing genocide.
— American Lawyer 2015

Shearman & Sterling Named by Legal 500 as Top Team in US for Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Shearman & Sterling has been named the top team in the US for 2015 in the area of Securities: Shareholder Litigation by Legal 500. The firm’s White Collar Litigation team was also selected by Legal 500 as one of five finalists for best in the US for 2015.
— Legal 500 2015

Sokenu in Law360 Minority Powerbroker Series
Partner Claudius Sokenu was recently profiled in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers Q&A Series. As a participant in the series, Sokenu shared his perspective on being a lawyer of color at a law firm and points to the important role mentors have played in his career.
 Law360 2015

Shearman & Sterling Shortlisted for Multiple Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards
In recognition of the firm’s talented women lawyers and global platform, Shearman & Sterling has been nominated for multiple Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards for 2014. Paula Anderson was nominated for the “Best in Litigation” category.
— Euromoney 2014

Bayley, Kutner and LaVigne Selected as Law360 ‘Rising Stars’
Three Shearman & Sterling lawyers – Robin Bayley, Jeremy Kutner, and Christopher LaVigne – have been named “Rising Stars” by Law360. These awards recognize “attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age,” according to Law360. The “Rising Stars” were selected from more than 1,000 nominees in 28 different practice areas around the world. LaVigne was one of five lawyers honored in white collar.
— Law360 2014

Anderson Named to Global Investigations Review’s Inaugural ’40 Under 40 List’
Shearman & Sterling litigation partner Paula Anderson has been named to Global Investigations Review’s inaugural ’40 Under 40’ list of the world’s leading investigations lawyers under the age of 40. Lawyers were chosen for their superior technical skill, practical judgment and commitment to the law and practice of investigations.
— Global Investigations Review 2014

Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar Group Named a Law360 Practice Group of the Year
Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar Group was selected by Law360 as one of its three White Collar Groups of the Year for 2013. This award recognizes those practice groups that have achieved the biggest wins based on the significance, size and complexity of the matters between November 2012 and November 2013.
 Law360 2014

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