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 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 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;
- 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.
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.; and
- Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. in defeating Solus’s efforts to enjoin a refinancing transaction between Hovnanian and GSO Capital Partners, LP.
He 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 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.
Last updated October 2018