Shaila Rahman Diwan fiercely defends Fortune 500 technology and financial companies from a range of complex commercial litigation.

Regardless of the jurisdiction, fact pattern or public scrutiny, Shaila’s precisely crafted litigation strategies deliver the best possible results for her clients. She has handled a significant number of trials, including the recent Johnson & Johnson talc litigation. In addition to product liability litigation, she represents clients in various white collar, securities and intellectual property matters. She also uses her with experience conducting internal investigations and developing compliance programs to help clients manage risk and avoid litigation.

In addition to her commercial litigation practice, Shaila devotes her time to defending the rights of women and children in various pro bono civil rights cases. In representing the class of plaintiffs in Flores et al. v. Barr et. al, she ensured the U.S. Customs and Border Protection live up to its obligations under the Flores Agreement, which requires children held in custody be provided basic hygiene products, nutrition and adequate sleeping accommodations. She also served as lead counsel for a religious hate crime victim, in a civil suit against her attacker.

  • Product Liability
    • Represent Johnson & Johnson as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in the talc litigation.
    • Represented various Fortune 500 companies in products liability litigation, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as trial counsel and national coordinating counsel.
    • Counseling various clients on FDA advertising compliance 
    White Collar, Securities, Investigations
    • Represented fintech company in breach of contract, fraud and civil RICO action.
    • Representing various investment banks in federal litigations and arbitrations involving premium-financed life insurance policies.
    • Represented Ernst & Young LLP in connection with its audit of Allied Deals, Inc., a privately owned company that was accused of orchestrating a $600 million international Ponzi scheme.
    • Represented a Fortune 100 company in a major FCPA internal investigation that was self-reported to the SEC. Represented several executives in connection with various ongoing FCPA investigations involving activity in Asia. Created, presented and implemented anti-corruption and compliance policies for several Fortune 500 companies.
    • Represented Barclays Bank PLC as plaintiff in actions against defaulted foreign derivatives counterparties and secured pre-discovery summary judgment on behalf of the client in multiple actions.
    • Represented The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee of residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) trusts in a variety of matters, including litigation seeking the approval of an $8.5 billion proposed settlement with Bank of America Corp. in connection with 530 RMBS trusts.
    • Represented The Bank of New York Mellon in all aspects of litigation as well as SEC and CFTC investigations, in connection with the bankruptcy of Sentinel Management Group, resulting in a trial victory for The Bank of New York Mellon.
    Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets
    • Represented Microsoft in multiple patent licensing disputes with mobile device manufacturers.
    • Represented LG in connection with breach of patent licensing agreement.
    • Represented cloud computing start-up in connection with trade secret and employment litigation.
    • Represented semiconductor manufacturer in connection with trade secret and employment litigation. Secured injunctive relief preventing the dissemination of trade secrets and breach of noncompete.
    • Member of team that secured summary judgment for YouTube and its parent Google in a billion-dollar copyright infringement suit brought by Viacom.

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