Sylvia Sokol is a New York- and London-based partner in the firm's Antitrust and Competition Law Practice. She focuses on representing national and international clients in litigation involving domestic and international cartels. Ms. Sokol has substantial experience in all aspects of complex litigation, including the day-to-day management of cases. She also has substantial experience in counseling corporate clients, evaluating potential claims, and developing strategies to recoup losses stemming from anticompetitive conduct.
Ms. Sokol currently represents a nationwide class in price-fixing litigation regarding the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market. 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, Ms. Sokol represents several large multinational corporations alleging that Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Glencore, and their warehouse affiliates conspired to restrict the supply of aluminum in London Metal Exchange-approved warehouses. And she represents several government entities in a national lawsuit alleging bid-rigging in the municipal derivatives market.
In addition, Ms. Sokol's civil litigation experience has involved defending corporate clients charged with unlawful business practices and monopolizations. She has also represented clients in criminal and extradition matters.
Ms. Sokol was selected for the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists and for Competition - U.S. in 2016 and 2017. Honorees are selected based on comprehensive and independent survey responses received from general counsel and private practitioners around the world. She has been selected to be a Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Lawyer Monthly Magazine awarded her the Women In Law Award 2017. She was also named a "Super Lawyer" in 2011, 2012, and 2014, Super Lawyers Northern California Edition, and was named a "Super Lawyer" in 2015 and 2016, Super Lawyers New York Metro Edition.
She is a 1998 graduate of the New York University School of Law (cum laude), and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. After law school, Ms. Sokol was awarded the Soros Justice Fellowship to serve a year in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender's Office, where she represented clients condemned to death and developed training materials for members of the capital defense bar. She then 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 a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York, California, and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to the Southern District of New York, the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
She is bilingual in English and French, and holds French and United States citizenships.