Matthew Berkowitz, K. Mallory Brennan, Kieran Kieckhefer, Grace Lee, and Djordje Petkoski Recognized by Benchmark Litigation in “40 & Under Hot List”
Partners Matthew Berkowitz, K. Mallory Brennan, L. Kieran Kieckhefer, Grace Lee, and Djordje Petkoski were all selected in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” which honors “the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty and younger.”
— Benchmark Litigation
Shearman & Sterling Named by The Legal 500 as Top Team in US for Securities: Shareholder Litigation and Civil/Class Action Litigation
Shearman & Sterling has been named a top team in the US for in the areas of Securities: Shareholder Litigation and Civil/Class Action Litigation by The Legal 500. Our White Collar, General Commercial Litigation, M&A Litigation, Financial Services Litigation, and International Litigation teams were also highly ranked.
— The Legal 500
Adam Hakki, Stephen Fishbein, Daniel Lewis, Agnès Dunogué, and K. Mallory Brennan Recognized by The Legal 500
Firm Global Managing Partner and Global Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice and Disputes Unit, Adam Hakki, was recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in two categories, Securities Litigation: Defense and Financial Services Litigation by The Legal 500. Partners Stephen Fishbein and Daniel Lewis were also ranked as a "Leading Lawyer" in White-Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Litigation: Defense, respectively. In addition, partners Agnès Dunogué and K. Mallory Brennan were named a "Next Generation Lawyer" in Securities Litigation: Defense and M&A Litigation: Defense, respectively.
— The Legal 500
Shearman & Sterling Recognized by Chambers & Partners in Securities Litigation and General Commercial Litigation
Shearman & Sterling has been named one of the top teams in the US for in the areas of Securities Litigation and General Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners. Our Antitrust, FCPA, and International Arbitration teams were also ranked.
— Chambers & Partners
Adam Hakki, Stephen Fishbein, Stuart Baskin, Lyle Roberts, Patrick Robbins, Philip Urofsky, and Daniel Lewis Recognized by Chambers & Partners
Firm Global Managing Partner and Global Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice and Disputes Unit, Adam Hakki, was recognized as a top lawyer in the Securities Litigation category by Chambers & Partners. Partners Stuart Baskin, Lyle Roberts, and Daniel Lewis were also ranked in the Securities Litigation section. In addition, Stephen Fishbein and Patrick Robbins were both ranked as top lawyers in the White-Collar category, and Philip Urofsky was recognized in the FCPA category.
— Chambers & Partners
Shearman & Sterling Recognized by The AmLaw Litigation Daily for Significant Pro Bono Victory
Shearman & Sterling's Litigation practice was recognized by The AmLaw Litigation Daily after securing a victory for GNOME Foundation, a pro bono client, in a patent infringement suit filed by Rothschild Patent Imaging. This matter was led by Matthew Berkowitz, L. Kieran Kieckhefer, and Joy Wang.
Litigation Practice Receives Top Ranking from Benchmark Litigation
Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation practice 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, antitrust litigation and international arbitration as well.
— Benchmark Litigation
Adam Hakki Recognized as “Securities Lawyer of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation
Firm Global Managing Partner and Global Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice and Disputes Unit, Adam Hakki, was recognized by the leading litigation-specific directory as “Securities Lawyer of the Year” for the entire US. Adam has received this award four times in the last five years.
— Benchmark Litigation
Adam Hakki Recognized as Banking "MVP" by Law360
Firm Global Managing Partner and Global Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice and Disputes Unit, Adam Hakki, was recognized by Law360 as a Banking "MVP" in recognition of his preeminent status as counsel to the financial industry and, in particular, a string of high-profile courtroom victories in the last year for major financial institution clients in a wide array of significant securities, antitrust, government and commercial cases.
K. Mallory Brennan Named One of New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars
Partner K. Mallory Brennan was selected as one of the New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars. The award recognizes lawyers 40 and younger who have made significant contributions to the law or legal community over the past year.
— New York Law Journal
Shearman & Sterling Ranked by Global Investigations Review as Top Investigation Practice
Shearman & Sterling was selected by Global Investigations Review, a guide to the world’s leading firms for handling sophisticated cross-border, government-led and internal investigations, as one of the world’s top investigation practices.
— Global Investigations Review
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, 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.”
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: 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 ten most innovative lawyers in North America.
— The Financial Times
Dan Newcomb Receives “Outstanding Career Award” From Global Investigations Review
Dan Newcomb received the “Outstanding Career Award” from Global Investigations Review. The awards celebrate the most impressive investigations practices and lawyers and the most noteworthy developments.
— Global Investigations Review
Jaculin 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
Firm Receives The 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.
— The American Lawyer
Paula 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
Agnès 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.”
Jaculin 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. 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.”
Shearman & Sterling Awarded “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review
Shearman & Sterling received the “Matter of the Year Award” from Global Competition Review, the leading competition law and policy journal. The success follows the publication's inclusion of Shearman & Sterling in its list of "Global Elite" practices, naming the firm as one of the top 25 antitrust practices worldwide.
— Global Competition Review
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 ten 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.”
— The American Lawyer
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.
Shearman & Sterling Receives 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.
— The American Lawyer
Shearman & Sterling Named by The Legal 500 as Top Team in US for Securities: Shareholder Litigation
Shearman & Sterling has been named the top team in the US in the area of Securities: Shareholder Litigation by The Legal 500 in 2015. The firm’s White Collar Litigation team was also selected by The Legal 500 as one of five finalists for best in the US.
— The Legal 500
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. Paula Anderson was nominated for the “Best in Litigation” category.
Christopher LaVigne Selected as Law360 ‘Rising Star’
Christopher LaVigne has been named a “Rising Star” 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.
Paula Anderson and Mark Lanpher Named to Global Investigations Review’s Inaugural "40 Under 40 List"
Partners Paula Anderson and Mark Lanpher were 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
Shearman & Sterling’s Global Compliance & Anticorruption practice is widely recognized as one of the most sophisticated law practices in the world, with a team led by former DOJ prosecutors and SEC enforcement attorneys with decades of experience advising clients on anticorruption compliance reviews, investigations and enforcement actions. We have been involved with many of the largest, most complex and far-reaching anticorruption cases subject to the oversight of the DOJ, SEC and international governmental authorities.
Our depth of experience enables us to provide a wide range of anticorruption services to clients internationally, including:
The quality of our practice has been recognized by government regulators who have appointed our partners as independent monitors to conduct in-depth compliance reviews in dozens of countries, earning us a relationship of trust and credibility in the profession.
With experienced lawyers on the ground in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, we represent multinational clients seamlessly and cost-efficiently across business lines and geographic locations. We provide local know-how and culturally sensitive advice, while always bearing in mind the need to minimize the impact on clients’ businesses and other reputational and regulatory risks.
With decades of experience, multi-jurisdictional capabilities and a reputation for toughness and integrity, Shearman & Sterling is strongly positioned to guide clients through today’s challenging criminal law and regulatory enforcement environment.
To address client needs in today's global regulatory and enforcement environment, Shearman & Sterling’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice draws on attorneys in a number of different practice areas around the world. Our Litigation attorneys in the United States, Europe and Asia include numerous former government prosecutors and regulators who, collectively, have tried well over 100 jury trials and represent clients before all of the major government investigating agencies. Our Antitrust attorneys represent clients before competition authorities in the United States and throughout Europe. Our Financial Institutions Advisory practice includes a focus on regulatory and compliance matters on behalf of a wide variety of financial institutions and infrastructure providers in all of the key global financial centers.
Together, these attorneys have a depth of experience that is uniquely well suited to respond promptly and effectively to criminal and enforcement proceedings around the world. Some of the types of proceedings that we regularly handle include:
Securities: Investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and SEC, as well as financial regulators in Europe and Asia. Our experience includes matters relating to insider trading, false statements, market manipulation, market abuse and accounting fraud. Our related experience in private securities class actions ensures that we can cover all aspects of a securities problem.
Corruption and Money-Laundering: We have represented parties in many of the largest investigations under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as anti-corruption laws in other countries. As governments worldwide become increasingly cooperative in adopting uniform anti-corruption laws and mutual assistance treaties, the need for attorneys experienced in multi-jurisdictional proceedings is essential.
Competition: Criminal investigations and enforcement proceedings against alleged cartels and other anti-competitive activity have increased in the United States, Europe and Asia, with record fines being imposed in recent years. We regularly represent parties in such cases before the U.S. Department of Justice, the European Union and other authorities. Our related experience in private antitrust litigation ensures that we can handle all aspects of an antitrust problem.
Financial Institutions: Financial institutions face an extensive array of regulations concerning the confidentiality of information, regulatory audits, trading procedures and other aspects of their business. We represent a wide variety of businesses in the finance sector—including banks; broker-dealers; commodities, futures and derivatives participants; asset management funds, managers and administrators; exchanges and other infrastructure providers; and insurance/reinsurance companies—faced with criminal and enforcement proceedings for purported violations of such regulations in numerous jurisdictions.
Representation of Individual Executives: The representation of individual executives who become the targets of government enforcement proceedings requires special skill and experience. We are committed in such cases to guiding our clients through every facet of a case with constant attention to making certain that the client understands all procedural issues and achieving the best possible result.
The Sarbanes Oxley Act, aggressive regulators, and well-funded class action attorneys have ushered in a new era of high-stakes securities litigation. We handle all such matters, including shareholder class actions, SEC proceedings, corporate governance issues, contested takeovers, and shareholder disputes. Our securities practice draws not only on our litigation attorneys with experience in that area but also on our top-tier corporate transactional practice, which has been involved in cutting edge securities issues for many years.
We work in coordination with our Antitrust Group on private and regulatory competition matters, including Sherman Act Section 1 price-fixing claims, Sherman Act Section 2 monopolization claims, and claims arising under state antitrust and unfair competition laws. Our antitrust attorneys are located in the United States and throughout Europe, and can represent parties in multiple jurisdictions, and in both private and regulatory proceedings.
We have represented corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and other entities in a variety of business-related disputes relating to breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, business torts, and insurance and reinsurance matters.
Shearman & Sterling’s intellectual property litigation team is focused on meeting our clients’ goals, whether that means winning a case at trial, minimizing litigation costs, negotiating a business resolution or charting a course to avoid litigation entirely. Our approach at the beginning of every matter is to understand our clients’ business needs and direct all of our efforts toward achieving them. Because of this, our long-term clients bring us in for a conversation long before any complaint is filed.
Our intellectual property litigation practice offers a full range of legal services relating to the defense, enforcement and commercial exploitation of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as the defense of products and services facing a threat from others’ intellectual property assets. Fully integrated into our 100-plus lawyer litigation and global arbitration practices, our services include:
Through our extensive international footprint, we serve as global coordinating counsel in multi-jurisdictional cases and have extensive experience working with the most qualified firms in local jurisdictions.
A competitor’s false advertising can do more than rob a company of business; it can damage or even destroy a company’s brand. Shearman & Sterling’s advertising litigation team has vast experience helping clients protect their reputations and businesses against false advertising and unfair competition. We represent global and domestic clients from diverse industries in litigation under the Lanham Act and state law to stop false advertising and recover damages and unjust enrichment for the harm caused by unfair competition. Our life sciences clients include biopharmaceutical companies offering branded prescription drugs and biologics, medical device companies offering advanced diagnostic tools and personal protective equipment, and nutraceuticals companies offering medical foods, functional foods, and supplements, to name just a few. We also represent companies in the consumer product, food and beverage, agricultural, and financial services industries, as well as the manufacturing and high-tech sectors, among others. We have litigated and tried cases in federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in arbitrations and in proceedings before the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division.
We also defend clients accused of false advertising, deceptive trade practices, as well as False Claims Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations in class actions, qui tam litigation and government investigations. In addition to litigation, Shearman & Sterling’s attorneys work alongside our clients’ internal teams, to identify and avoid marketing pitfalls and reduce potential exposure. Our counseling includes:
Whether addressing a competitors’ false advertising and unfair competition, responding to claims or investigations, or ensuring our clients’ compliance with regulatory and industry standards, Shearman & Sterling works closely with clients to develop strategies that anticipate dangers, respond to threats, and maximize opportunities in an increasingly complex competitive landscape.
Clients rely on Shearman & Sterling to provide a one-stop solution for the most complex M&A transactions, the associated due diligence, as well as any litigation that may ultimately arise. Our litigators work closely with our transactional M&A attorneys and are often involved at the earliest stages of the transaction to provide advice and guidance throughout the process. This seamless cross-practice approach allows us to focus on our clients’ overarching business needs and to tailor both the transactional and potential litigation strategy accordingly.
Our M&A litigators represent corporations, investment banks, boards of directors, special committees and other major players involved in high-stakes transactional litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating transactional claims arising from a variety of areas, including: