Tammy L. Roy

Tammy L. Roy

Tammy L. Roy

Partner

212.701.3720 Phone vCard
212.378.2712 Fax
troy@cahill.com

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702

Practices

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1998, cum laude
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2001, High Honors
  • Admissions

    • New York
    • Massachusetts

Tammy L. Roy is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group.  She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Professional Development Committee and as a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiatives Committee and Legal Recruiting Committee.

Tammy represents global corporations and financial institutions in complex commercial and securities litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country and in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement matters.  She has served as a lead counsel in the defense of one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies in connection with civil lawsuits and government inquiries around the United States and abroad, arising out of its ratings of structured finance securities, sovereigns, public finance, and bond insurers.

Tammy has been recognized as a leading litigator by The Legal 500, a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, and has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot list” 2016.

Tammy joined Cahill in 2001, and was elected to the partnership in 2010.

  • Represents S&P Global, one of the world’s leading credit rating agencies, in connection with civil lawsuits and regulatory matters arising out of its ratings of complex securities and issuers.
  • Won dismissals, several affirmed on appeal, of multiple putative class actions against S&P alleging that it was subject to liability as an underwriter under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 in connection with its ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Won dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of putative shareholder class action against S&P and certain of its former officers alleging violations of the federal securities laws in connection with alleged misstatements and omissions in S&P’s SEC filings and other public statements.
  • Defended a leading global insurer in a class action in state court in Alabama alleging fraud claims in connection with an earlier settlement of multiple federal securities class actions.
  • Represented a major financial institution in a bench trial in federal court in connection with claims relating to its role as lead underwriter for an issuance of pension obligation bonds.
  • Has represented companies in a variety of industries in defense of purported class action lawsuits involving alleged violations of the federal securities laws.
  • Has successfully defended multiple companies in arbitration trials seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. 
  • Successfully defended numerous actions (including state and federal class actions and several arbitrations) that alleged an employee benefit plan offered by a securities retail brokerage firm operated to effect an illegal forfeiture of wages.