With a firm focus on private capital, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP comprises legal advisers and commercial problem-solvers who combine exceptional experience, industry insight, integrated intelligence and commercial creativity to help clients raise and invest assets and protect and expand their businesses. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC and London, and the firm’s Litigation Group represents an array of clients, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, shareholder activists, and ESG investors, as well as financial institutions and pubic companies, among others.
The Schulte Litigation Group has extensive trial experience and a proven track record of success in complex civil and criminal matters, as well as our negotiation and dispute resolution expertise. Our unparalleled team features both leading lawyers focused on general litigation and others in highly specialized areas, including antitrust; litigation finance; securities litigation, including class actions and derivative suits; shareholder activism, proxy contest and mergers and acquisitions matters; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights disputes; labor and employment litigation; intellectual property actions; real estate; trusts, estates and family law disputes; SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement actions; federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions (anti-money laundering, OFAC and FCPA matters); and white collar criminal defense. Among our litigators are a fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, numerous former Assistant US Attorneys, state prosecutors and senior members of the SEC Enforcement Division. In addition to the Benchmark Litigation recognition, our litigators are recognized by all of the leading attorney ranking publications and we were named “Asset Management Group of the Year” by Law360 for our litigation work on behalf of prominent private investment funds.
Among our full suite of services, the firm also advises clients on corporate and transactional matters and provides counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm advises funds and managers on an array of strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Industry-leading companies and global financial institutions know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. The firm’s top-flight capabilities are grounded in a distinguished history of 170 years, and our global, forward-looking focus is supported by offices strategically located in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals. More than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and geographies to provide clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Litigation has been a cornerstone of Davis Polk’s practice since the firm’s inception. Our litigators are widely recognized for their creativity, integrity, strategic approach and extensive experience.
Leading companies around the world, as well as their executives and directors, benefit from our numerous partners and counsel who have many years of prior service in a variety of government roles. We also count among our ranks leading trial lawyers who have won landmark verdicts on both the defense and plaintiff sides.
We view matters through the lens of our clients’ business objectives, drawing on the substantial experience of our firm across all major industry sectors. Our approach has created a long track record of success for our clients, from motion practice to strategic settlements, trials and on appeal. Our work has earned the respect of the judiciary, prosecutors, regulators and the bar.
Some recent successes on behalf of clients include:
Coordinated resolution of FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC concerning a Colombian banking conglomerate’s involvement in an infrastructure project.
Complete dismissals of multiple securities fraud actions against issuers from around the world.
Rare dismissal of criminal price-fixing and bid-rigging charges brought by the DOJ Antitrust Division against an industry executive.
Trial victory for a major medical technology company in a patent infringement case.
Kramer Levin provides its clients proactive, creative and pragmatic solutions that address today’s most challenging legal issues. The firm, headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and Paris, fosters a strong culture of involvement in public and community service. For more information, please visit www.kramerlevin.com.
Litigation: Kramer Levin lawyers have taken on and won precedent-setting federal and state court cases and bet-the-company matters, handling trials and appeals, and resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement. Kramer Levin’s litigators are regarded as trial-ready, formidable opponents, which often enables them to resolve cases advantageously without litigation. They are also known for their success in achieving early case dismissal through skillful motion practice.
Bankruptcy and Restructuring: For more than 30 years, creditors, debtor corporations, investors, lenders and acquirers have turned to Kramer Levin to solve complicated bankruptcy and restructuring problems, to structure and lead negotiations that harmonize divergent interests and achieve consensual solutions, and to win suits in bankruptcy court, courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Representing clients throughout the United States, Kramer Levin lawyers typically take on cases that involve multiple debtors with competing secured and unsecured creditors, complex restructurings, and contested interdebtor and intercreditor issues.
Corporate Transactions and Finance: Kramer Levin represents buyers and sellers, including financial and strategic acquirers ranging from entrepreneurial startups to large multinationals, in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. They focus on the middle market and are exposed to a high volume of M&A deal flow in this market segment, which gives them keen insight into deal terms, conditions and trends. Kramer Levin’s Banking and Finance group represents a large number of borrowers and major lenders, providing legal and transactional advice on a wide variety of financing arrangements. Because they represent both borrowers and lenders, they can offer clients uncommon perspective and tremendous insight into each party’s needs as well as deep knowledge and broad experience in market-leading terms and the latest financing strategies. The firm’s Private Equity team has extensive experience advising and representing private equity funds, fund sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their business, from fund formation and operation to private placement, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and control and minority investments, including growth equity transactions.
Intellectual Property: Kramer Levin’s litigation-focused Intellectual Property team regularly asserts and defends IP-related claims in courts throughout the United States and Europe, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office and foreign national intellectual property agencies. Well known for their success in the courtroom, including in many high-stakes patent litigation cases, the team also advises clients on worldwide IP portfolio management and IP-based transactions.
Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental: For the past 50 years, Kramer Levin has advised on many of the most significant real estate developments and other projects in New York City and throughout the United States, helping transform city skylines and reshape the landscape. The firm is among only a handful of large New York-based firms with a destination real estate practice — one that attracts clients interested primarily in their real estate talents. The Real Estate team is involved in many of the major real estate transactions throughout the city, including acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, financings, and development. Kramer Levin’s Land Use practice is the largest and most experienced in New York City. With a core group of partners that has practiced together for more than 35 years and support from a cadre of other lawyers, a veteran real estate litigator, two condemnation lawyers, an engineer and three planners, it offers unmatched technical knowledge, synergy, industry insight and experience. The practice has handled many of the thorniest and most sophisticated land use matters, has represented most of NYC’s leading developers and institutions, and has advised on many of NYC’s megaprojects. Kramer Levin’s Environmental lawyers help developers, investors and companies across industries manage environmental issues so they can focus on improving properties, maintaining efficient operations, building projects, closing transactions and planning for the future.
Tax: With a clear understanding of clients’ business needs and a deep knowledge of the ever-changing tax laws, Kramer Levin tax lawyers develop creative and practical client-specific solutions to help clients accomplish their goals. They advise U.S. and foreign public and private companies, including private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as high net worth individuals, on U.S. transactions and the U.S. tax aspects of international transactions.
Employment and Immigration: Kramer Levin’s Employment lawyers provide practical and proactive counsel to employers, helping them make decisions and take action to minimize their risk of litigation, promote their workplace culture and values, and achieve their specific business objectives. The team is composed of highly responsive advisers and litigators focused exclusively on employment law matters, and each team member is well versed in a broad range of employment law issues and able to act quickly and decisively when clients need help. Kramer Levin’s internationally recognized Immigration group is among the largest and most respected immigration practices in the United States. With decades of experience, their immigration lawyers advise global brands and preeminent corporations across a wide range of industries, including media and advertising, financial services, technology, and performing and fine arts.
With five offices across the United States, Kaplan Fox is a nationally recognized law firm that has established itself as a leader in complex litigation. Our firm has been actively engaged in the practice of law for more than 65 years. When it comes to the complexities of securities, antitrust, and consumer protection litigation, Kaplan Fox has recovered billions in assets for our clients. Our success is attributed to a set of core values that are shared throughout our firm.
Kaplan Fox has been a major player in this space since 1975, and since 1995, has represented institutional investors of all sizes in securities litigation efforts that seek to redress corporate fraud.
Our Portfolio Monitoring Program is designed to assist clients in fulfilling their obligations by providing timely information about potential losses associated with securities violations. We have a proven track record for handling securities cases, and this program enables us to further meet our commitment to the protection of investors’ rights.
Thanks to our efforts to advocate for shareholder rights and fight corporate fraud, Kaplan Fox has been able to secure significant settlements for our clients – many of which rank among the largest securities class action recoveries of our time.
Kaplan Fox is an esteemed firm in the competition law field with a well-known reputation for excellence. With many of its lawyers recognized for their expertise in antitrust, the firm has long played a prominent role in some of the largest and most consequential cases in the field ever litigated. These attempts at advocating change in antitrust law have resulted in acclaim; Kaplan Fox’s lawyers are known far beyond their local circles for their mastery in this legal field.
At Kaplan Fox, we have dedicated ourselves to representing clients negatively impacted by violations of antitrust laws, recovering billions of dollars in the process. As a firm with offices throughout America and a reputation for delivering results, courts across the nation have consistently entrusted us with the role of lead or co-lead counsel in antitrust class and private actions. We take this responsibility seriously; competition law matters – and we are proud to say that we are making a difference.
Consumer Protection Litigation:
Our experienced Consumer Protection Litigators are led by Larry King, an accomplished trial lawyer and former prosecutor. Fueled by his expertise obtained from years of experience in this practice area, we are dedicated to championing the interests of consumers under state and federal consumer protection laws.
Kaplan Fox’s consumer protection attorneys have an impressive record of safeguarding the rights of victims across a wide variety of industries. Our legal team is regularly appointed as lead or co-lead counsel in court proceedings nationwide, leading to successful outcomes that have served as precedence for future cases.
Kaplan Fox has been successful in hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We have secured meaningful policy changes for credit card holders victimized by deceptive marketing practices, consumers of dangerous drugs that were recalled, and parents of children who were exposed to toys coated with lead paint.
This firm-wide approach is key to ensuring long-term consumer protections and illustrates Kaplan Fox’s commitment to providing positive outcomes for those affected by unfair business practices. The results achieved continue to demonstrate Kaplan Fox’s dedication in this ever-changing legal landscape.
Data Privacy & Cyberlaw:
Kaplan Fox is an established data privacy litigation force, leading the way in filing groundbreaking lawsuits to create meaningful change in how data privacy is safeguarded. The firm’s successful data privacy practice aggressively pursues financial recovery for victims of data breaches and data misuse, while also working to bring forward-thinking changes in corporate behavior.
An illuminating example is the Yahoo email scanning case. Kaplan Fox was appointed co-lead counsel, and obtained a settlement in which Yahoo agreed to significant structural changes for its email delivery architecture, which changes were subsequently used as a model for another case. This speaks volumes about the data privacy impact of Kaplan Fox’s efforts.
Our firm’s attorneys are also dedicated to data privacy litigation outside of the courtroom through their participation on CLE panels and support for media outlets to provide accessible information on data privacy rights. Our attorneys have contributed articles to data privacy publications, furthering public knowledge and understanding of data privacy regulations. We are proud to be at the forefront of data privacy education, striving to ensure that everyone has access to accurate data privacy information.