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Julia A. Malkina


Julia A. Malkina

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Julia Malkina is a partner in S&C’s Litigation Group and co-lead of the Firm's securities litigation practice. She joined the Firm in 2015 after serving as a law clerk to Justices Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) and Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and a law clerk to then-Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Ms. Malkina represents prominent corporations, financial institutions and individuals in their most complex and high-stakes matters. Her practice comprises trial court litigation, appellate court litigation and regulatory proceedings in a number of areas, including securities, commodities and criminal law. Ms. Malkina was named a 2020 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal for her representations in precedent-setting cases across those areas.

Ms. Malkina also represents clients pro bono in criminal matters both at the trial court level and on appeal. She is a member of S&C’s Women’s Initiative Committee, which seeks to recruit, retain and advance the Firm’s women lawyers.

Selected Representations
  • Goldman Sachs in a class action alleging securities fraud in connection with mortgage-related activities and alleged conflicts of interest, including securing a favorable U.S. Supreme Court decision after obtaining what Reuters described as “a highly unusual grant” of a second discretionary appeal of class certification by the Second Circuit.
  • BP p.l.c. in successfully opposing Supreme Court review of a decision affirming dismissal of a putative class action alleging overseas manipulation of a physical commodity that purportedly harmed futures traders in the United States.
  • BP p.l.c. in more than a dozen Fifth Circuit appeals stemming from the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damages Settlement, including successfully defending on appeal one of the largest cases arising from that settlement.
  • Jumia Technologies AG, the largest e-commerce company in Africa, in federal and state securities actions stemming from its 2019 initial public offering.
  • ​Navistar International Corporation in advising on litigation matters relating to its $3.7 billion merger with TRATON SE, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG.
  • The former chairman of five public companies, including the largest non-bank mortgage servicer, in more than a dozen securities class actions, consumer class actions, opt-out suits and derivative suits in connection with mortgage-servicing activities and alleged conflicts of interest.
  • UBS in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought by Ace Decade, which had sought damages of more than $500 million in connection with an investment in shares of a Chinese company.
  • Obsidian Energy (formerly Penn West) in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission concerning Penn West’s restatement of its financials.
  • Several individuals and investment firms in connection with inquiries by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the CME Group regarding alleged spoofing or other disruptive trading conduct, as well as in defending criminal spoofing and commodities fraud charges.