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Craig S. Waldman is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. He has extensive experience representing clients in high-profile securities litigation, including class and derivative actions, in courts throughout the country. Described by sources in Chambers USA as a “rigorous” lawyer who “thinks outside the box,” Craig frequently represents leading private equity and corporate clients in transaction-related litigation. He is consistently recognized as a leading securities and M&A litigator by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Law360. In addition, he recently served on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board for Law360. 

Craig’s recent representations include: 

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in federal securities, derivative, and RICO class action litigations; 
  • Nielsen in federal securities and derivative litigations; 
  • Envision Healthcare in federal securities litigation; 
  • AIG’s Board of Directors in securities and derivative litigations; 
  • Blackstone in litigations related to its acquisitions of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Gramercy Property Trust and BioMed Realty Trust; 
  • KKR in litigations related to its acquisitions of TXU Corp., Envision Healthcare and PharMerica; 
  • NN, Inc. in federal securities litigation brought in New York state court; 
  • Foot Locker’s Board of Directors in derivative litigation; 
  • Versum Materials, Inc. in shareholder and fiduciary duty litigation related to its acquisition by Merck; 
  • MDC Partners Inc. in federal securities litigation; and 
  • J.P. Morgan and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in federal securities litigations arising from their work as underwriters of Wilmington Trust securities. 

Craig’s extensive trial work has included a two-week arbitration for Corp Group in its dispute regarding the sale of a Colombian bank, a multi-week FINRA arbitration for a financial services client, 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 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. 

Craig has an active pro bono practice including representing clients in housing court, domestic violence, and asylum matters. 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 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University. He completed a clerkship with the Hon. Richard M. Berman in the Southern District of New York.

Updated Sep 2021