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Shaila Rahman Diwan is a trial lawyer who represents a range of Fortune 500 consumer product, technology, and pharmaceutical companies in complex commercial litigation. Shaila develops precisely crafted litigation strategies to deliver top results for clients facing significant public scrutiny in difficult jurisdictions. She has handled a significant number of trials, including the recent Johnson & Johnson talc litigation. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Shaila also has experience conducting internal investigations and developing compliance programs to help clients manage risk and avoid litigation.

Shaila also devotes her time to defending the rights of women and children in various pro bono civil rights cases.

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., SUNY at Binghamton, magna cum laude

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Board of Directors for the City Bar Justice Fund

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Big Law Business, The American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine and The AmLaw Litigation Daily

February 26, 2020
Mass Tort partners Shaila Diwan and Alvin Lee join the firm in New York

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Matters

Product Liability

Represent Johnson & Johnson as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in litigation alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma.

Represented various Fortune 500 companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in products liability litigation as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel.

White Collar, Securities, Investigations

Represented a fintech company in breach of contract, fraud and civil RICO action.

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Product Liability

Represent Johnson & Johnson as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in litigation alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma.

Represented various Fortune 500 companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in products liability litigation as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel.

White Collar, Securities, Investigations

Represented a fintech company in breach of contract, fraud and civil RICO action.

Representing various investment banks in federal litigations and arbitrations involving premium-financed life insurance policies.

Represented Ernst & Young LLP in connection with its audit of Allied Deals, Inc., a privately owned company that was accused of orchestrating a $600 million international Ponzi scheme.

Represented a Fortune 100 company in a major FCPA internal investigation that was self-reported to the SEC. Represented several executives in connection with various ongoing FCPA investigations involving activity in Asia. Created, presented and implemented anti-corruption and compliance policies for several Fortune 500 companies.

Represented Barclays Bank PLC as plaintiff in actions against defaulted foreign derivatives counterparties and secured prediscovery summary judgment on behalf of the client in multiple actions.

Represented The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee of residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) trusts in a variety of matters, including litigation seeking the approval of an $8.5 billion proposed settlement with Bank of America Corp. in connection with 530 RMBS trusts.

Represented The Bank of New York Mellon in all aspects of litigation as well as SEC and CFTC investigations, in connection with the bankruptcy of Sentinel Management Group, resulting in a trial victory for The Bank of New York Mellon.

Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets

Represented Microsoft in multiple patent licensing disputes with mobile device manufacturers.

Represented LG in connection with breach of patent licensing agreement.

Represented cloud computing start-up in connection with trade secret and employment litigation.

Represented semiconductor manufacturer in connection with trade secret and employment litigation. Secured injunctive relief preventing the dissemination of trade secrets and breach of noncompete.

Member of team that secured summary judgment for YouTube and its parent Google in a billion-dollar copyright infringement suit brought by Viacom.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Big Law Business, The American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine and The AmLaw Litigation Daily

February 26, 2020
Mass Tort partners Shaila Diwan and Alvin Lee join the firm in New York

View all

Matters

Product Liability

Represent Johnson & Johnson as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in litigation alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma.

Represented various Fortune 500 companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in products liability litigation as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel.

White Collar, Securities, Investigations

Represented a fintech company in breach of contract, fraud and civil RICO action.

See more
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Close

Matters

Product Liability

Represent Johnson & Johnson as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in litigation alleging that asbestos contamination in talcum powder caused mesothelioma.

Represented various Fortune 500 companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in products liability litigation as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel.

White Collar, Securities, Investigations

Represented a fintech company in breach of contract, fraud and civil RICO action.

Representing various investment banks in federal litigations and arbitrations involving premium-financed life insurance policies.

Represented Ernst & Young LLP in connection with its audit of Allied Deals, Inc., a privately owned company that was accused of orchestrating a $600 million international Ponzi scheme.

Represented a Fortune 100 company in a major FCPA internal investigation that was self-reported to the SEC. Represented several executives in connection with various ongoing FCPA investigations involving activity in Asia. Created, presented and implemented anti-corruption and compliance policies for several Fortune 500 companies.

Represented Barclays Bank PLC as plaintiff in actions against defaulted foreign derivatives counterparties and secured prediscovery summary judgment on behalf of the client in multiple actions.

Represented The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee of residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) trusts in a variety of matters, including litigation seeking the approval of an $8.5 billion proposed settlement with Bank of America Corp. in connection with 530 RMBS trusts.

Represented The Bank of New York Mellon in all aspects of litigation as well as SEC and CFTC investigations, in connection with the bankruptcy of Sentinel Management Group, resulting in a trial victory for The Bank of New York Mellon.

Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets

Represented Microsoft in multiple patent licensing disputes with mobile device manufacturers.

Represented LG in connection with breach of patent licensing agreement.

Represented cloud computing start-up in connection with trade secret and employment litigation.

Represented semiconductor manufacturer in connection with trade secret and employment litigation. Secured injunctive relief preventing the dissemination of trade secrets and breach of noncompete.

Member of team that secured summary judgment for YouTube and its parent Google in a billion-dollar copyright infringement suit brought by Viacom.

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Big Law Business, The American Lawyer, New York Law Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine and The AmLaw Litigation Daily

February 26, 2020
Mass Tort partners Shaila Diwan and Alvin Lee join the firm in New York

View all

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., SUNY at Binghamton, magna cum laude

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Board of Directors for the City Bar Justice Fund