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Lauren A. Moskowitz

Partner, Litigation

Lauren Moskowitz has a broad practice with a particular focus on securities, general commercial and intellectual property litigation. Ms. Moskowitz’s clients have included Credit Suisse, Alcon Laboratories, Amgen, Renaissance Technologies, INEOS, CSX Corporation, Medinol Ltd. and Royal Dutch Shell.

Ms. Moskowitz’s representative matters include:

  • Representing Goldman Sachs against breach of contract and fraud claims brought by a former client based on alleged breaches of obligations owed by Goldman Sachs in connection with the syndication of financing for a $3 billion acquisition.
  • Representing Alcon Laboratories in connection with more than 50 putative class actions centralized in Florida federal court alleging that Alcon’s unilateral pricing policies for contact lenses violate Section 1 of the Sherman Act and state antitrust and consumer protection/unfair competition laws.
  • Representing AngloGold Ashanti in litigation alleging breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and violations of federal and state securities statutes in connection with the company’s sale of a gold mine in Colorado.
  • Representing Amgen as plaintiff in its retrial of a patent infringement case against Sanofi and Regeneron.
  • Represented Credit Suisse in litigation brought by former Huntsman shareholders who sought hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged damages for alleged misrepresentations and common law fraud relating to the failed 2008 Huntsman/Hexion merger.
  • Represented Credit Suisse in residential mortgage-backed securities litigation. Over the course of this representation, Ms. Moskowitz eliminated billions of dollars in claims against the company. In 2017, she represented Credit Suisse in only the second RMBS investor suit ever to go to trial, which settled after five weeks of trial. She subsequently represented Credit Suisse in another lawsuit that settled on the first day of trial. Ms. Moskowitz 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.
  • Represented pro bono client, Diana Montoya Alvarez, at trial (as an associate) and appeal to the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court (as a first-year partner) in a precedential matter involving international law. The trial and appellate courts all ruled in favor of Ms. Moskowitz’s client.
  • Represented Renaissance Technologies as a defendant in litigation alleging violations of federal and state RICO statutes in connection with Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of the antibiotic Levaquin. The case was won on a motion to dismiss.
  • Represented INEOS Bio USA, LLC and INEOS Bio, Ltd. as plaintiffs in a trade secrets case concerning a revolutionary process for creating biofuels. The parties settled on terms favorable to INEOS.
  • Represented Perella Weinberg in connection with shareholder class action litigation arising from BPW Acquisition Corp.’s strategic investment in Talbots Inc.
  • Represented CSX Corporation in a securities lawsuit arising from its proxy contest with two hedge funds. Secured a judgment in favor of CSX after a bench trial.
  • Represented Medinol, a medical technology company, in an arbitration proceeding arising out of a contract dispute regarding the settlement of patent litigation.
  • Represented Royal Dutch Shell in class action litigation in which it was accused of aiding and abetting human rights violations in Nigeria in violation of the Alien Tort Statute. The district court dismissed plaintiffs’ claims and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision, concluding that the statute does not create jurisdiction for suits against corporations. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Second Circuit decision. Also represented Royal Dutch Shell in related litigation that settled.

Ms. Moskowitz devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono service. In Lozano v. Alvarez, she successfully represented Ms. Montoya Alvarez before the U.S. Supreme Court in an international custody dispute that made new law regarding application of equitable tolling to treaties in general and in particular to the “now settled” defense to a child’s return to her home country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Ms. Moskowitz handled the trial in the district court, which denied the petition by the father of her client’s daughter to have the child returned to the United Kingdom, as well as the arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, both of which unanimously affirmed the district court’s decision in her client’s favor.

Chambers USA recognized Ms. Moskowitz for her work in securities litigation in 2020, and she was named a New York Law Journal “Rising Star” in 2018. She was selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” from 2016 through 2019 and was named a 2020 “Future Star” by the publication. She also received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2015 Women in Business Law Award for “Rising Star: Litigation” and was selected by Law360 in 2014 as one of 10 outstanding securities litigators under 40 in the nation. Ms. Moskowitz was recommended by The Legal 500 US in 2017 through 2020 for her work in financial services litigation and in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for her work in securities litigation. The publication also recommended her in 2019 and 2020 for her general commercial work and in 2019 recognized her for her antitrust and appellate work. Ms. Moskowitz received a 2014 Distinguished Alumna Award from The Fordham Law School Moot Court Board in recognition of her leadership while in the program and remarkable professional achievements so early in her career.

Ms. Moskowitz is President of the New York American Inn of Court and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW). She was selected to serve as a member of Law360’s Securities Editorial Advisory Board in 2018. 

Ms. Moskowitz was born in Queens, New York. She received a B.A. with distinction in all subjects in 2002 from Cornell University. She received a J.D. magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Competition team and the Moot Court Editorial Board.

Ms. Moskowitz joined Cravath in 2005. From 2006 to 2007, she served as a law clerk to Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She returned to Cravath in 2007 and was elected a partner in 2012.

Ms. Moskowitz is admitted only in New York.

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