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Samuel S. Brickfield


Samuel S. Brickfield

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Sam Brickfield is an associate in Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group.  He has a broad litigation practice that focuses on white-collar and regulatory investigations and civil litigation, with an emphasis on advising companies facing significant or bet-the-company issues. Sam was named by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2022).


  • An asset manager in connection with private civil litigations and a concurrent SEC investigation arising out of losses in funds following a quantitative option strategy during the March 2020 market correction
  • Goldman Sachs in putative class action alleging securities fraud in connection with mortgage-related activities and alleged conflicts of interest, including successfully overturning multiyear class certification order on appeal
  • BP in individual securities actions arising out of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • Goldman Sachs in reaching coordinated resolutions in multiple criminal and regulatory investigations in jurisdictions around the world relating to an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering and corruption scheme involving the Malaysia sovereign development company, 1MDB, and senior public officials in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, including a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and resolutions with the government of Malaysia, the SEC, Federal Reserve, New York DFS, and regulators in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Secured a declination for the chairman of the board of a healthcare company in a joint DOJ/SEC insider trading investigation