Sullivan & Cromwell’s reputation stems from more than a century of representing clients in a broad range of matters, including many landmark cases that have shaped the development of U.S. law.
The Litigation Group draws upon S&C’s rich expertise in corporate, financial and transactional law, forming seamlessly integrated teams that handle any related or follow-on matters that arise. The Firm manages issues through every stage of the litigation life cycle, before any court, arbitration panel or regulatory agency.
The lawyers at S&C are international practitioners. Its clients represent a cross-section of prominent U.S. and non-U.S. companies that trust the Firm with their critical investigations, regulatory matters, trials and arbitrations.
Recent Sullivan & Cromwell litigation experience includes representing:
The Wall Street Journal called the decision, which sheds additional light on the already controversial use of confidential informants in pleading scienter in private securities-fraud litigation, “the biggest plaintiff smackdown of the year.”
Together, these cases constitute one of the highest-profile securities litigations arising out of the financial crisis, with hundreds of billions of dollars in securities at stake.
The Am Law Litigation Daily named partners David Tulchin and Steve Holley “Litigators of the Week” for their work on the case.
The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported on this victory. The American Lawyer noted in its March 2011 “Big Suits” column that the win “removes a roadblock to the planned merger between Porsche and VW.” The American Lawyer also recognized the Firm as an honoree for “Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Litigation” in its inaugural Global Legal Awards (2013) for representation of Porsche in these matters.
This is the fourth significant International Chamber of Commerce arbitration victory that S&C has won for TeliaSonera. The Firm’s representation of Sonera was noted as one of the “Biggest Arbitration Awards” in The American Lawyer’s annual “Arbitration Scorecard” in 2013.
Vornado was also awarded $11.1 million in legal fees and costs, including interest—an award, the court said, that was supported by the “very beneficial” results achieved by S&C.
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Sam Seymour is a top-tier White-Collar/Government Investigations defense lawyer and is recognized widekly as such by his peers. Read more
Sam Seymour is a top-tier White-Collar/Government Investigations defense lawyer and is recognized widekly as such by his peers.
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5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/07/10
Karen is one of the finest and most ethical lawyers that I know. She is a leader and is widely admired in the bar. Read more
Karen is one of the finest and most ethical lawyers that I know. She is a leader and is widely admired in the bar.
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Sterling attorney. Cheryl has exceedingly good instincts, great process and communications skills and the granularity, focus and attention to detail... Read more
Sterling attorney. Cheryl has exceedingly good instincts, great process and communications skills and the granularity, focus and attention to detail required to ensure positive outcomes in virtually any circumstance.
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Unfortunately he seemed unwilling to involve us in the progression of our case. Non communicative. He presented as "superior" and that show... Read more
Unfortunately he seemed unwilling to involve us in the progression of our case. Non communicative. He presented as "superior" and that show of conceit irritated the court and other litigants. We would have been successful I'm sure without the posturing. He did have a good grasp on all the intricacies of our arguments and a fine vocabulary!
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Sullivan & Cromwell is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is vital to the Firm’s ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service. Accordingly, the Firm’s culture and policies value the unique abilities and perspectives of every individual and support diversity in its broadest sense, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability and religious affiliation.
The Firm’s Diversity Committee, which is charged with assisting in the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce, is comprised of lawyers who hold positions of leadership and influence within the Firm. A member of the Firm’s Management Committee co-chairs the Diversity Committee. Other members of the Diversity Committee include the Firm’s senior chairman, practice group managing partners, hiring partners, assigning partners, chairs of the Firm’s associate affinity networks, and chairs of the Women’s Initiative Committee. The Firm also has a Diversity Management Department (“DMD”), which is charged with developing, implementing and coordinating the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and programs. Realizing the importance of an integrated approach, the DMD works closely with our Recruiting, Professional Development and Legal Personnel Departments to monitor the effectiveness of our extensive diversity initiatives and programs to further the Firm’s mission.
This ongoing commitment has led to great results, including the increased diversity of our partnership. As of January 1, 2013, the Firm had elected thirty-nine partners worldwide in the prior six years; of these thirty-nine partners, thirteen are women, eleven are minorities, and one is openly gay.
In its most recent rankings, Vault listed S&C as among the “20 Best Law Firms for LGBT Diversity.” In addition, MultiCultural Law magazine has named S&C to its annual lists of the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” and “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” for several years, including most recently in 2012. Click here for Diversity Recognitions.
In addition, our lawyers have diverse backgrounds; they speak over 30 languages fluently and they come from approximately 40 different countries and 150 different law schools.