Cahill Women Partner Litigation Highlights
In recognition and celebration of Cahill’s women leaders, please see below for selected litigation victories and settlements from the past year achieved by the firm’s women partners:
- Tammy Roy and Helena Franceschi were a part of the Cahill litigation team that secured a complete victory for Credit Suisse after an eight-day jury trial in the Southern District of New York. This precedent-setting win earned Tammy Roy and Cahill’s trial team recognition as Litigators of the Week by The American Lawyer.
- Nola Heller, co-chair of Cahill’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group, was part of the Cahill team in the representation of Ilya Lichtenstein in a federal criminal case charging him with having laundered $4.5 billion in cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. The case – which involved the largest financial seizure in the history of the Department of Justice – is now pending in the District of Columbia.
- Sheila Ramesh was among the partners on the team that defeated, on behalf of Credit Suisse, a motion to appoint a lead plaintiff in a purported class action, alleging that Credit Suisse violated U.S. securities laws in connection with media reports and a related congressional inquiry concerning Credit Suisse’s alleged request that certain clients destroy documents relating to a debt deal backed by Russian oligarch assets.
- Landis Best was a part of Cahill’s litigation team that prevailed on behalf of Nikola Corporation Founder Trevor Milton in securing the dismissal of a consolidated securities fraud action accusing him of exaggerating claims about the viability of the company's zero-emissions technology. Landis also served on the litigation team that successfully negotiated a settlement of a purported class action securities fraud litigation against Triterras, Inc., related entities, and certain directors, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Sesi Garimella was a part of the team that prevailed on behalf of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, obtaining an affirmance of the dismissal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a suit brought by broker/dealer Insight Securities, Inc. ("Insight"). Insight's complaint is one of several actions arising from a long-running Ponzi scheme operated by entities unaffiliated with Deutsche Bank.