Sheila C. Ramesh
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Sheila Ramesh is Co-Chair of Cahill’s Securities Litigation practice group and focuses her practice on the defense of complex securities and commercial matters.
Sheila represents leading financial institutions and global corporations in high-stakes litigation matters, including issues relating to securities, benchmark rates, and other complex financial products and commercial disputes. She has also led internal investigations and responded to government inquiries arising from alleged violations of banking, antitrust, and securities laws, as well as other laws and regulations.
"She can quickly understand unique financial products and is a terrific writer too. She does a great job condensing it all into a coherent argument." – Chambers USA
Chambers USA recommends Sheila in the area of NY Litigation: Securities, where clients note she is “very responsive and knowledgeable.” In 2023, Sheila was recognized as a Class Action/Mass Tort Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. Sheila was named in Bloomberg Law’s 2022 edition of “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40” and has been named as a Rising Star by Law360 – one of six securities litigators in the country under 40 to receive that recognition. Sheila was named a Rising Star in Securities Litigation as a part of IFLR’s Rising Stars Awards 2022 Americas. She is also listed in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America guide, named among the 2021 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business and identified as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500. Benchmark Litigation has recognized Sheila as a Litigation Star and included her on its 40 & Under Hot List.
Sheila currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Legal Recruiting Committee.
- Served as trial counsel for Deutsche Bank in federal court action brought by plaintiffs seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, delivering closing arguments and conducting cross-examination and direct examination of many witnesses.
- Served as trial counsel for a major financial institution in a four-week FINRA arbitration concerning complex breach of contract claims for hundreds of millions of dollars, in which Sheila conducted direct and cross examination of many witnesses and delivered part of the closing argument.
- Won dismissal of Credit Suisse in putative class action litigation alleging antitrust claims relating to sub-sovereign, supra-sovereign and agency bonds.
- Won dismissal of Credit Suisse in putative securities class action litigation relating to exchange traded notes.
- Obtained favorable ruling on class certification in a purported class action relating to foreign exchange trading.
- Won dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of multi-billion dollar suit against Deutsche Bank in connection with foreign exchange transactions.
- Won dismissal of all claims against Deutsche Bank in connection with prime brokerage margining methodology.
- Won dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of all claims against Credit Suisse relating to structuring of collateralized debt obligations.
- Won dismissal of ERISA claims against Credit Suisse in connection with the foreign exchange market.
- Won dismissal of antitrust claims against Time Warner Cable.
- Representation of Deutsche Bank in $300 million multijurisdictional commercial litigation.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in multiple putative class action litigations alleging antitrust claims relating to benchmark rates, including foreign exchange, ISDAFix, and Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in putative class action litigation relating to odd-lot corporate bonds.
- Representation of leading financial institution in SEC, NYAG, and FINRA investigations concerning electronic trading and dark pools.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in putative class action litigation relating to purported conspiracy to fix prices in the market for lending stocks.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in putative class action litigation relating to purported conspiracy to prevent the development of exchange trading for interest rate swaps.
- Representation of a leading financial institution in putative class action litigation relating to claims of price fixing in the market for credit default swaps.
- Representation of Credit Suisse in litigation involving management of collateralized debt obligations.