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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 issuers, individuals, and underwriters in high-profile securities litigation including class and derivative actions in courts throughout the country. He has considerable experience representing leading private equity and corporate clients in transaction-related litigation. He has been a named a “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Law360 and is consistently recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in M&A litigation matters. In addition, he was recently named to the Securities Editorial Advisory Board for Law360.

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Work Highlights
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in federal securities litigation
  • Corporations and private equity sponsors, including KKR and Blackstone, in shareholder actions challenging multi-billion dollar transactions
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods as underwriters of Wilmington Trust securities
  • Issuers and underwriters, including RBS and Deutsche Bank, in connection with RMBS litigations
  • Board of Directors of AIG in shareholder, derivative and ERISA litigation arising out of the subprime crisis
  • Underwriters of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities, including JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, in putative class action lawsuits
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 issuers, individuals, and underwriters in high-profile securities litigation including class and derivative actions in courts throughout the country. He has considerable experience representing leading private equity and corporate clients in transaction-related litigation. He has been a named a “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Law360 and is consistently recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in M&A litigation matters. In addition, he was recently named to the Securities Editorial Advisory Board for Law360. 

Select transaction-related litigation:

  • Blackstone in numerous transactions including its acquisitions of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and BioMed Realty Trust;
  • KKR in its acquisitions of TXU Corp. and PharMerica;
  • Internet Brands in its acquisition of WebMD;
  • Invitation Homes in its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes;
  • KeyCorp in its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.;
  • Global Payments Inc. in its acquisition of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.;
  • ITC Holdings Corp. in its sale to Fortis Inc.;
  • Adidas AG in its acquisition of Reebok;
  • Aetna’s independent directors in a special committee investigation arising out of its proposed acquisition of Humana Inc.;
  • Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. in defeating Solus’s efforts to enjoin a refinancing transaction between Hovnanian and GSO Capital Partners, LP; 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:

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in federal securities litigation;
  • AIG’s Board of Directors 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;
  • J.P. Morgan Securities and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods as underwriters of Wilmington Trust securities;
  • 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; 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.

He has an active pro bono practice including representing clients in housing court, domestic violence, and asylum matters. Craig recently represented 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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