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Marjorie E. Sheldon

Special Counsel

Phone: 212.715.9502 Fax: 212.715.9503 New York

Marjorie E. Sheldon is an experienced trial lawyer who maintains a diverse civil litigation practice. She has extensive experience representing issuers, directors and officers, and board committees in connection with securities fraud suits and regulatory and internal investigations, and litigating false advertising disputes, including federal Lanham Act suits. Her diverse litigation practice has also included trademark, trade secret and counterfeiting cases, bankruptcy litigation, insurance coverage disputes, employment and labor litigation, real estate litigation, partnership disputes and complex commercial contract disputes of all shapes and sizes on behalf of both individuals and corporations. She has represented companies in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and consumer products, finance and investment banking, real estate development, fashion, and technology, at trial and on appeal as well as in arbitrations and mediations.

Ms. Sheldon’s notable recent matters include defending Bear Stearns and a number of its current and former officers and directors in a multibillion-dollar CDO lawsuit in federal court and prevailing on a summary judgment motion that resulted in dismissal of the entire case; representing the co-owner/founder of a major privately held corporation in a bench trial in Delaware Chancery Court, and in related lawsuits in New York State court, arising out of disputes between the co-owners of the business; and obtaining dismissal of all claims asserted against the former directors and officers of a company that served as a third-party administrator to New York State group self-insured trusts, in a federal court class action asserting securities fraud and insider trading.

Ms. Sheldon is a longtime member of Kramer Levin’s Women’s Initiative Committee. She has also served on the Women in the Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association and on several of its subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Women and Leadership.

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1993
M.A., Columbia University, 1987
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
New York, 1994
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York, 1994
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York, 1994
New York State Court of Appeals
    -New York City Bar Association
    -American Bar Association
    -National Association of Women Lawyers
    -Harvard Law School Association of New York City