Hal S. Shaftel

Phone212 504 6680

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Securities Litigation
  • International Litigation
 
University Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986
 
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1989
 
Admitted1990, New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
 
Biography

Hal Shaftel is a trial lawyer who litigates complex commercial cases, both in jury and bench trials and on appeal, in federal and state courts across the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitration forums. In particular, he has extensive experience in securities, corporate governance, antitrust, insurance/reinsurance, intellectual property, infrastructure, and product liability litigation. His clients include major companies and individuals in the financial services and funds, technology and Internet, professional sports and entertainment, and consulting industries.

Hal has litigated on behalf of a broad array of clients in the financial services sector, ranging from investment banks in cases concerning financial advisory and underwriting activities, as well as the scope and terms of engagements and indemnities; to broker-dealers in securities industry arbitrations; to fund managers in investment, governance and accounting disputes with investors and outgoing managers.

His securities experience includes the defense of securities class and derivative actions and tender offer litigation, as well as the representation of officers and directors with regard to liability and corporate governance matters. For clients in the banking and funds sectors, he also has litigated issues involving investment and cash management decisions, trade secrets and an array of complex regulatory matters.

In antitrust litigation, Hal represents clients in connection with both governmental and private class actions. He has handled multidistrict proceedings in federal courts, as well as matters before the Federal Trade Commission and other antitrust regulatory bodies. Many of these antitrust matters have also implicated cutting-edge intellectual property issues.

With respect to insurance matters, he has prevailed at trial and successfully settled a number of multimillion dollar cases involving director and officer liability, advertising liability and product liability. His cases have resulted in groundbreaking law concerning coverage determinations, trigger of coverage, and allocation issues. He also represents various international reinsurers in arbitration proceedings addressing claims handling, accounting, and other industry practices.

Hal has published extensively in legal periodicals concerning topics relevant to general business litigation, involving important discovery and arbitration practice topics. He is a frequent media commentator and often speaks on litigation practice issues and corporate governance rules.

A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, he received his law degree from Yale Law School where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York. He is a member of the New York City Bar, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

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Jun 27, 2014

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Mar 17, 2010

Recognition

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Articles

Managing Litigation Risks

Apr 04, 2011

How to Value Non-Cash Settlement Consideration When Calculating Insurance Recovery

Mar 01, 2011

 
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Hal S. Shaftel


New YorkNY 10281-0006




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