Law360 2020 Practice Group of the Year: Securities

December 9, 2020

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Securities Litigation practice plays a prominent role in some of the highest profile securities litigation and investigations and enforcement matters for clients from across the globe. Clients trust us to resolve matters that pose a legal and financial threat to their businesses and reputations. S&C is uniquely qualified to take on these cases, having continually influenced the development of securities law through precedent-setting results.

Some recent achievements in securities litigation include:

  • winning a major ruling for JPMorgan Chase that syndicated loans are not subject to New York state securities laws;
  • curbing claims against Volkswagen brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the company’s bond offerings;
  • helping Wells Fargo reach a settlement with the SEC of claims that it allegedly misled investors about certain business practices;
  • winning the dismissal of a putative securities fraud class action against Ireland-based Adient in a case in which seven confidential witnesses alleged wrongdoing; and
  • securing the complete dismissal of a post-Cyan securities case filed against AT&T in New York state court.
S&C is also representing clients in several closely watched cases. We are defending UBS in a FIRREA action by the Department of Justice that Reuters described as the “ultimate test of FIRREA’s power.” And we have been defending Goldman Sachs in a securities class action over its ABACUS vehicle, one of the most important securities cases since the Court’s 2014 Halliburton ruling.

Recent Thought Leadership

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 Jeff Scott and Julia Malkina review trends and emerging issues in private securities litigation.


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To learn more about our Securities practice, contact Sharon Nelles and Robert Giuffra Jr.