Sandra Goldstein is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She has a broad litigation practice, with a particular focus on securities, M&A, and commercial disputes. Her clients have included 3G Capital, Barnes & Noble, Constellation Brands, Grubhub, Honeywell, IBM, J. Crew, Novartis, Pitney Bowes, Qualcomm, Starwood Hotels, United Airlines and Xerox.
In recent years, Sandra has represented clients in litigation relating to dozens of contemplated or hostile transactions with a cumulative value of over $500 billion, often securing pretrial wins, including a major summary judgment victory in a multibillion dollar securities fraud class action lawsuit. Sandra frequently argues as lead courtroom counsel, winning over a dozen favorable decisions after oral argument at both the trial and appellate court levels concerning dispositive motions, motions for preliminary injunctions and expedited discovery. Most recently, Sandra secured a unanimous verdict for Constellation Brands after a two-week trial against Grupo Modelo, which is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI). ABI and Modelo argued that hard seltzer is not beer under the contract, but the jury disagreed and returned a unanimous verdict for Constellation. She also routinely advises boards, in house counsel and company executives on litigation and corporate governance considerations at various stages of a deal, in collaboration with the Firm’s transactional attorneys.