Sullivan & Cromwell’s Securities Litigation Group has long been recognized as a premier practice, as evidenced by its Band 1 rating by Chambers USA Nationwide for more than a decade. Our lawyers have shaped the evolution of U.S. banking and securities law through precedent-setting results and are respected by courts, regulators and adversaries alike.
Clients trust S&C’s securities litigators to resolve securities matters that pose an existential threat to their businesses and reputations. We successfully navigated financial institutions and other clients through numerous matters arising out of the 2008 financial crisis. S&C is now taking a leadership role in defending against the wave of Securities Act litigation in state courts, which has become increasingly important after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Cyan decision, as well as in defending against the upsurge in event-driven securities litigation.
Our lawyers represent U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, financial institutions and individuals in the most notable securities litigations and arbitrations worldwide, including:
- shareholder class actions, including those involving allegations of false or misleading disclosures to shareholders, insider trading and other types of financial fraud;
- securities opt-out actions;
- IPO-related litigation;
- shareholder derivative actions;
- ERISA litigation;
- investment arbitrations;
- corporate-control litigation; and
- mergers and acquisitions litigation.
We have particular expertise representing non-U.S. clients in multijurisdictional matters and advising foreign issuers on claims arising from their U.S. securities offerings. Our securities litigation practice is coordinated among four U.S. offices and S&C’s London office.
“Sullivan & Cromwell is a force to be reckoned with in securities litigation.”