Kayvan Sadeghi is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Criminal Defense Group. He represents leading global companies and financial institutions in complex litigation. He also represents corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement matters and investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Senate, and state attorneys general.
Mr. Sadeghi has substantial experience representing clients in the financial, energy, and media industries. In addition to securities litigation and enforcement matters, he maintains a broad practice defending high-stakes litigation involving contract disputes, antitrust, civil RICO, and state consumer protection and false advertising claims, among others.
Mr. Sadeghi regularly appears before state and federal courts, and in arbitration. He is admitted to practice in New York, in U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
An active member of his community, Mr. Sadeghi is committed to pro bono service, including ongoing work with the NYCLU in litigation seeking to reform the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons.
- Representation of one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies in matters arising out of its rating of structured finance securities, including overlapping state and federal investigations, congressional testimony, and a lawsuit brought by the State of California asserting billions of dollars in damages.
- Representation of companies, and their officers and directors, in numerous class action and derivative suits involving claims brought under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and related common law claims.
- Representation of underwriters of an IPO in successful motion to dismiss and favorable settlement of a securities class action asserting claims under Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act.
- Representation of financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisitions litigation and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust review.
- Representation of officers and employees of financial institutions in connection with government investigations into LIBOR submissions and compliance with laws concerning U.S. taxpayers.
- Defense of a leading national warehouse club retailer in a purported national class action claiming damages arising out of a branded product.
- Defense of a leading financial institution in connection with a purported antitrust class action concerning credit card network policies and fees.
- Representation of a global media company in commercial litigation concerning the sale of certain media assets and the termination of a joint venture.
- Proposed counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates, which filed for bankruptcy in April 2014. This is the 10th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history with the debtors holding approximately $40 billion in debt.
- Representation of Residential Capital, LLC, and of the ResCap Liquidating Trust, in connection with disputes and settlements concerning billions of dollars of residential mortgage-backed securities claims, as part of ResCap’s chapter 11 proceedings, which was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2012.