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Sylvia M. Sokol is focused on the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Law Practice, representing national and international clients in litigation involving domestic and international cartels. She has substantial experience in all aspects of complex litigation, including the day-to-day management of cases. Ms. Sokol is also deeply experienced in counseling corporate clients, evaluating potential claims, and developing strategies to recoup losses stemming from anticompetitive conduct.


  • Represents a nationwide class in price-fixing litigation regarding the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 monopolizations
  • Represented clients in criminal and extradition matters


  • Member of the American Bar Association 


  • Admitted to practice in New York, California, and the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to the Southern District of New York, and the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court 


  • New York University School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1998) 
  • University of British Columbia (undergraduate studies)


  • Selected for the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and for Competition – U.S. in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Selected to become a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in 2014-2019, Super Lawyers New York Metro Edition, and was named a “Super Lawyer” in 2011–2012, Super Lawyers Northern California Edition
  • 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
  • Served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Spent several years working at Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Bilingual in English and French, and holds French and United States citizenships