Practice/Industry Group Overview
Sullivan & Cromwell is widely recognized as a premier litigation firm with one of the leading litigation practices worldwide. The Firm’s exceptional reputation stems from more than 100 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of litigation matters, including cross-border investigations, international disputes and many landmark cases that have shaped the development of U.S. law.
- In the 2011 edition of Euromoney’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, S&C and its lawyers garnered top honors nationwide in the areas of General Commercial, Antitrust, White Collar and Securities.
- Chambers Global: Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 put S&C in the top tier of legal advisers in its global Dispute Resolution category for the fourth consecutive year.
- The 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms ranked S&C #1 nationally in nine litigation practice areas, including General Commercial, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, IP, Labor & Employment, M&A, Regulatory Enforcement, Securities and Tax.
- In The American Lawyer’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” contest, S&C has been ranked among the leading law firms in the U.S. in consecutive editions since 2008.
Drawing on S&C’s deep experience and leadership position as a corporate, financial and transactional firm, the Firm’s lawyers form seamlessly integrated teams across relevant practice areas and are prepared to handle any related or follow-on matters that arise in the course of litigation.
S&C’s litigators are recognized leaders in a wide range of practice areas, including antitrust; appellate; arbitration; banking; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; commodities, futures and derivatives litigation; criminal defense and investigations; environmental law; estates litigation; intellectual property; labor and employment litigation; products liability; and securities litigation.
Many of the Firm’s younger partners are among the most successful litigators at S&C. They have been recognized as “rising stars” in prominent legal business media, including The Lawdragon 500: New Stars, New World; Law360’s “Rising Legal Stars Under 40”; The National Law Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” ranking; and The American Lawyer’s “The Young Litigators Fab 50” – 50 litigators under 45 who are expected to be “leading the field for years to come.”