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Sanford "Sandy" M. Litvack
Partner, New York
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sandy.litvack@hoganlovells.com

Sandy Litvack's practice focuses on complex litigation, antitrust, trade regulation, and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining our global legal practice, Sandy worked with two national business litigation firms. He previously held positions with The Walt Disney Company, including Vice Chairman, Chief of Corporate Operations, and General Counsel. During the Jimmy Carter Administration, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sandy has tried numerous cases to verdict in New York, California, and elsewhere in the country. He represented The Walt Disney Company in its successful defense of a copyright infringement claim in the Southern District of New York regarding the music from "Snow White" and "Pinocchio." Other clients have included Mobil, Reliance Insurance, Citicorp, Sensormatic, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Salomon Smith Barney, Genesco, Fort Howard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and ING Bank. 

Sandy has successfully defended a number of shareholder derivative suits, as well as a variety of antitrust cases. His work has entailed representing both plaintiffs and defendants in both jury and non-jury cases. He has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals in all but three of the federal circuits. 

Sandy has been honored by Chambers USA for his work in California media and entertainment litigation (2006-2008) and on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers (2005-2008).

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Represented entertainment companies in major copyright and trademark cases, including claims under the Lanham Act and common law.
  • Represented DHL Airways (now ASTAR) in a life and death struggle to retain its operating certificate as an air carrier, against Federal Express and UPS.
  • Represented independent committees of the boards of directors in internal investigations regarding claims of breaches of fiduciary and other duties by officers and directors of publicly held companies.
  • Represented an accounting firm in a suit on behalf of a company claiming that the audit work performed did not comply with applicable auditing and accounting standards.
  • Represented a former CEO and director of a publicly held company in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation regarding the company's reporting.
  • Represented a major financial institution in its claims against the auditor and others with respect to the bankruptcy of a company in which it had invested money.
  • Represented several former officers and directors of a bankrupt insurance company in claims by the commissioner of insurance and others.


Published Works
2011 "Antitrust Enforcement Under the Obama Administration." 12 Sedona Conf. J. 227

PRACTICES
Litigation and Arbitration
Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation
Professional Liability
EDUCATION
LL.B., Georgetown University, 1959 B.A., University of Connecticut, 1956
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Director, American Arbitration Association
  • Trustee, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Trustee, California Institute of the Arts
  • Trustee, Sesame Workshop
  • Commissioner, Antitrust Modernization Commission
  • Director, Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice
  • Member, New York Bar Association
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Competition Section, 2011-2013
  • Legal 500 US, Antitrust, 2009-2010, 2012
  • New York Super Lawyers, Metro, Antitrust Litigation, 2010-2013
  • Chambers USA, Media and Entertainment: Litigation, 2006-2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust Law, 2006-2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2008
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS New York California District of Columbia Virginia
COURT ADMISSIONS District of Columbia Court of Appeals U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit U.S. District Court, Central District of California U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York U.S. Supreme Court