Sylvia Sokol is a New York and London-based partner with Scott+Scott. She specialises in cross-border litigation, and represents multinational corporations, hedge funds and institutional investors in competition law and antitrust cases. She also has substantial experience counselling corporate clients, evaluating potential claims and developing strategies to recoup losses stemming from anti-competitive conduct.
Ms Sokol has been involved in several landmark cartel cases. She currently represents a nationwide class in price-fixing litigation regarding the $5.3 trillion-a day foreign exchange market, and has counselled clients around the world on a global recoupment strategy. She also represents a proposed nationwide class in an action involving ISDAfix, a financial benchmark that is tied to over $379 trillion of interest rate swaps around the world. In addition, she represents several government entities in a national lawsuit alleging bid rigging in the municipal derivatives market.
Ms Sokol’s civil litigation experience has involved defending corporate clients charged with unlawful business practices and monopolisations. She has also represented clients in criminal and extradition matters.
In 2015, Ms Sokol was selected to become a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. She was also named as a Super Lawyer in the 2011, 2012 and 2014 editions of Super Lawyers: Northern California, and the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers: New York Metro.
She is a 1998 graduate of the New York University School of Law (cum laude). After law school, Ms Sokol was awarded a Soros Justice Fellow in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender’s Office. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Warren J Ferguson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, before spending several years working at Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Ms Sokol is admitted to practise in New York and California. She is also admitted to the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
She is bilingual in English and French.
WWL says: Sylvia Sokol is "fantastic", recognised for her outstanding courtroom abilities and "wonderful technical mind"
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