Carson Zhou is an associate in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on representing entities, directors, and officers in stockholder derivative and class actions involving corporate governance disputes and mergers and acquisitions in both the Delaware Court of Chancery and elsewhere, as well as a wide variety of complex commercial and securities litigation in state and federal courts. Carson also advises companies and boards of directors on litigation risk at the transactional stage.
Carson’s 2016 article, Material Adverse Effects as Buyer-Friendly Standard, has been referenced in three written opinions by the Delaware Court of Chancery on busted-deal litigation, including a recent decision regarding COVID’s impact on M&A.
Carson is also actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono efforts and has been involved in several criminal representations, both on behalf of indigent defendants and successfully briefing and arguing an appeal on behalf of the State of New York in the New York Appellate Division.