David Braff was the managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group from January 2004 to October 2012, and now has overall responsibility for the Firm’s litigation practice. He is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Braff is a generalist litigator. In recent years his practice has focused on banking and securities litigation, including securities class actions. He also handles a wide variety of regulatory and criminal matters.
- Counsel to Goldman Sachs and its directors in cases relating to executive compensation.
- Counsel to Goldman Sachs in litigation relating to auction rate securities.
- Counsel to Barclays in litigation relating to mortgage backed securities.
- Counsel to Barclays in LIBOR-related matters, including criminal and regulatory matters, and putative antitrust and securities class actions.
- Counsel to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in matters relating to the completion and operation of the museum and memorial.
Rankings and Recognitions
Mr. Braff has been recognized as a star in securities litigation (National) (2011-2013) (New York) (2010-2013), intellectual property litigation (New York) (2010-2013) and general commercial litigation (New York) (2008, 2009) by Euromoney’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; in corporate governance (2007), securities: shareholder litigation (2007, 2009-2011), financial services: litigation (2012) and mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: M&A litigation (2012) by The Legal 500, United States; in securities litigation (2006-2012), criminal defense: white collar (2009-2012) and general litigation (2009-2012) by New York Super Lawyers; in commercial litigation (2008-2011), litigation-antitrust (2012, 2013) and litigation-securities (2012, 2013) by The Best Lawyers in America; and as a leading litigator in Lawdragon’s “100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation” (2008), The Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America (2007, 2008, 2009-2010, 2011, 2012) and The Lawdragon 500: The Leading Litigators in America (2006).