Sarah Gibbs Leivick’s practice focuses on antitrust, securities, and complex civil litigation. She has extensive experience prosecuting the claims of large public companies in multi-district litigations and before international arbitration tribunals, and has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of actions in federal and state courts.
- A major automaker in obtaining affirmative recoveries in connection with price-fixing, bid-rigging and customer allocation cartels involving more than 90 automotive parts suppliers, and impacted purchases in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, described by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as its largest criminal antitrust investigation, resulting in nearly $3 billion in criminal fines.
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Lloyds TSB Bank in actions against investment banks, indenture trustees, rating agencies and accountants, asserting violations of federal securities and New Jersey Blue Sky laws relating to losses on holdings of more than $250 million of financial instruments issued by National Century Financial Enterprises. The FBI has described this action as one of the largest corporate fraud cases ever brought involving a privately-held company.
- Workspace and certain members of Workspace’s board of directors in securing the dismissal of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims. The court dismissed the complaint brought by a minority shareholder of Workspace, 106 Spring Street Owner, a portfolio company managed by 60 Guilders and funded by both Carlyle Realty Partners and 60 Guilders.
- Hilton Worldwide in an action alleging trade secret misappropriation brought by Hilton’s competitor, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which was described by the media as “Grishamesque.”
- UniCredit Bank in an action against Textron, the servicer of securitized notes, for failure to properly monitor the underlying collateral.
- A special litigation committee charged with investigating the allegations in a shareholder derivative action.
- Members of a family partnership defending against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and other related claims.
- Sarah coordinates the firm’s mentoring program, in partnership with the Justice Resource Center, with the Law Institute at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York.
Last update: June 2019