Sharon Nelles Named a New York Law Journal Distinguished Leader

July 8, 2020

The Managing Partner of S&C’s Litigation Group, Sharon Nelles has been named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal. The award recognizes lawyers in leadership positions who have achieved impressive results over the last year.
Sharon’s recent highlights include:

  • Guiding Volkswagen to victory in the first bellwether trial against consumer plaintiffs who opted out of VW’s diesel emission settlements
  • Winning a victory for Airbnb (and consumer privacy) in the company’s fight against a New York City ordinance requiring disclosure of user information
  • Achieving precedent-setting results for defendants facing a surge of state court Securities Act class actions following the Supreme Court’s Cyan decision
The New York Law Journal will publish a profile on Sharon leading up to the awards ceremony in October. NYLJ also recognized litigation partner Julia Malkina as a 2020 Rising Star, and the litigation practice was named the Litigation Department of the Year in Finance.