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Craig S. Waldman
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2881
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Craig S. Waldman is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department.  Craig has extensive trial experience and frequently represents corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in high-profile securities litigation including class and derivative actions, M&A-related disputes, and government and internal investigations.  Craig’s clients typically include boards, board committees, individuals, and corporate clients including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman, Sachs & Co., The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Travelers Insurance Company, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and The Blackstone Group.  He was recently named a “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Law360 and is recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in M&A litigation matters.

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Work Highlights
Accolades
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A Litigation
  • Law360, “Rising Star”
  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”
Education
  • Cornell Law School, 2004 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Tufts University, 2001 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Associations
  • Federal Bar Council
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Clerkships
  • Hon. Richard M. Berman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2006
Admissions
  • New York 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 2012

Craig S. Waldman is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department.  Craig has extensive trial experience and frequently represents corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in high-profile securities litigation including class and derivative actions, M&A-related disputes, and government and internal investigations.  Craig’s clients typically include boards, board committees, individuals, and corporate clients including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman, Sachs & Co., The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Travelers Insurance Company, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and The Blackstone Group.  He was recently named a “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Law360 and is recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in M&A litigation matters.

Select transaction-related litigation:

  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.;
  • KeyCorp in its proposed acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.;
  • Global Payments Inc. in its acquisition of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.;
  • ITC Holdings Corp. in its proposed sale to Fortis Inc.;
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.;
  • KKR in its acquisition of TXU Corp.;
  • Adidas AG in its acquisition of Reebok;
  • Aetna’s independent directors in a special committee investigation arising out of its acquisition of Humana Inc.; and
  • Former independent directors of BearingPoint in a lawsuit alleging breaches of fiduciary duty for failing to sell the company.

Select securities litigation for issuers, individuals, and underwriters:

  • Board members of AIG in shareholder, derivative, and ERISA litigation arising out of the subprime crisis;
  • MDC Partners Inc. in securities litigation related to the Company's financial disclosures;
  • MetroPCS in securities litigation related to financial disclosures;
  • Yongye International in securities and derivative litigations related to its financial disclosures;
  • Issuer and underwriters, including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank, in RMBS litigations;
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and Keefe, Bruyette &Woods as underwriters of Wilmington Trust securities; and
  • Underwriters of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities in class actions and related FINRA arbitrations.

Craig’s other representations have included the defense of Travelers in Plant Insulation Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. (Super. Ct. San Francisco) (successful ruling after trial on alleged non-products coverage issues) and the Hanwha Group and Orix Corporation in a widely followed multibillion-dollar ICC international arbitration against the Korea Development Insurance Corporation, an agency of the Korean government.

On a pro bono basis, Craig has represented clients in a number of areas including housing court, domestic violence, and asylum matters. Craig currently represents the City of New York in connection with a lawsuit brought against the City of New York and a former New York City police officer. He also serves as the Secretary of the Second Circuit Committee on Admissions and Grievances. 

Craig received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2004 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 2001. He completed a clerkship with the Hon. Richard M. Berman in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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