Kenneth I. Schacter is an experienced trial lawyer who handles a broad range of civil and white collar criminal matters. His practice emphasizes securities litigation; antitrust and civil RICO matters; white collar criminal investigations and proceedings; intellectual property litigation; and commercial litigation. Ken has 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 gained valuable experience as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, handling many groundbreaking insider trading cases, including the so-called “Yuppie Five” case and major prosecutions of other corporate insiders. While an Assistant US Attorney, Ken also investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial frauds, tax evasion, official corruption, arms smuggling and terrorism.
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2021)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Financial services: litigation, The Legal 500 US (2012–2014, 2018–2020)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Securities litigation: defense, The Legal 500 US (2017–2019)
Recognized, Securities Litigation, New York Metro Super Lawyers (2006–2010, 2012–2017)
Recognized, Securities Litigation, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2009, 2012)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Federal Bar Council