Lauren A. Moskowitz is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. She has a broad practice with a particular focus on securities, general commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Ms. Moskowitz represented Credit Suisse in residential mortgage-backed securities litigation, eliminating billions of dollars in claims against the company. She recently helped obtain a landmark ruling before New York’s highest court on the issue of statute of limitations under the Martin Act in a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General over $40 billion in RMBS sponsored by Credit Suisse.
Among other significant matters, Ms. Moskowitz won a motion to dismiss on behalf of Renaissance Technologies in litigation alleging violations of federal and state RICO statutes; secured a judgment in favor of CSX after a bench trial in a securities lawsuit arising from its proxy contest with two hedge funds; obtained a favorable settlement for INEOS in a trade secrets case concerning a revolutionary process for biofuels; and successfully defended Royal Dutch Shell in class action litigation alleging violations of the Alien Tort Statute.
Ms. Moskowitz devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono service. She successfully handled the trial and Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court appeals in a pro bono matter involving an international custody dispute which made new law regarding the application of equitable tolling to the “now settled” defense to a child’s return to her home country under the Hague Convention.
Among other recognitions, Ms. Moskowitz was named a “Rising Star” by New York Law Journal in 2018, recognized by The Legal 500 United States for her work in financial services litigation (2017-2019) and selected by Law360 as one of 10 outstanding securities litigators under 40 in the nation (2014). She also received Euromoney LMG’s 2015 Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Rising Star: Litigation.”
Ms. Moskowitz received a B.A. with distinction in 2002 from Cornell University. She joined Cravath in 2005 after obtaining her J.D. magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law. After a clerkship with Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, she returned to the Firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2013.
Last updated: July 2019