Ken Schacter is a highly experienced trial lawyer who handles a broad range of civil and white collar criminal matters. His practice emphasizes securities litigation; SEC administrative and enforcement actions; complex criminal, antitrust and civil RICO matters; intellectual property litigation; and a wide variety of other general business litigation.
Ken has substantial trial experience before juries, judges and arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict or award and has also argued dozens of appeals. Ken has represented public and privately held companies and corporate executives in a wide range of white collar criminal matters, including cases involving insider trading and other securities-related matters, antitrust, False Claims Act, and tax cases, among others.
Ken gained valuable experience as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York during the mid-1980s, handling many groundbreaking insider trading cases, including the so-called "Yuppie Five" case and major prosecutions of other corporate insiders. One such case, brought against a director of a large U.S. oil company, involved the first successful use of the U.S.-Switzerland Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. While an assistant U.S. attorney, Ken also investigated and prosecuted complex cases involving financial frauds, tax evasion, official corruption, arms smuggling and terrorism.
- Columbia University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1979)
- University of Pennsylvania, Artis Baccalaureate, summa cum laude (1976)
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Top Attorney in Corporate Litigation (Securities Litigation) - Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2009)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Super Lawyers, (Securities Litigation), New York Metro (2006-2008, 2010)
- Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Securities Litigation (2009)