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Cravath has worked within the retail sector for decades. The Firm has represented virtually all types of retail establishments, from luxury goods conglomerates and large department store chains to big box retailers and specialty purveyors. With the advent of the digital age, Cravath has also been called upon to advise leading e‑commerce players as well as traditional brick‑and‑mortar companies growing their online footprint.

Our corporate lawyers have deep experience in a broad spectrum of legal work within the retail industry, including mergers and acquisitions, banking and credit, capital markets, corporate advisory and financial restructuring and reorganization. Our litigators have handled many critical matters for companies within the industry, including internal investigations and lawsuits raising antitrust, intellectual property, contract, securities and shareholder issues. Among the companies we have worked with in this sector are Agrokor,, Big Lots, Casey’s General Stores, The Container Store, Delhaize, Dooney & Bourke, Guess?, Home Depot, Jones Apparel, Levitz Home Furnishing, Luxottica, Michaels Stores,, Saks and Starbucks. We have also represented directors of Tory Burch LLC and A&P, as well as the special committee of the board of directors of J.Crew.