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Ronit Setton

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ronit Setton is a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. She concentrates her practice on securities-related litigation and has significant experience in antitrust and general commercial litigation. She has litigated numerous high-profile private and class action securities cases on behalf of issuers, officers and directors, financial institutions, and accountants, and also litigates shareholder derivative actions. Ronit also represents companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial and business disputes, including contract disputes and antitrust cases.

Ronit received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University in 1986 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1992. Ronit received a Pro Bono Publico award for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society in 2009. Ronit has represented the following parties, among others, in securities litigation in a variety of jurisdictions: 
  • Morgan Stanley in securities class actions and derivative litigation relating to auction rate securities.
  • Zale, Pfizer, Majesco Entertainment, Box Hill Systems, e.spire Communications, FirstWorld Communications, ECI, and other companies, and the officers and directors associated with those companies, in securities class actions filed in the wake of restatements or a decline in stock price.
  • Directors and officers of AK Steel, Majesco, Terex, and other companies in derivative litigation.
  • Bank of America in the securities class actions and opt-out cases filed in connection with the collapse of Enron and WorldCom.
  • Bear Stearns in class actions seeking to enjoin its merger transaction with JPMorgan Chase and for money damages; DPL in class and derivative actions seeking to enjoin its merger transaction with AES.
  • Directors and officers of Bank of America in derivative litigation relating to write downs in connection with subprime exposure.
  • 40 companies and more than 180 individual defendants in 40 separate securities class actions that are part of the "IPO laddering" coordinated litigation.
  • Bank of America in three separate securities cases involving the securities of Breed Technologies, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and UTStarcom Inc.
  • Falconbridge Limited in securities litigation relating to certain transactions.
  • A major financial institution in two securities class actions relating to equity-linked notes.
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