BakerHostetler Adds Veteran Litigator in New York

Joseph N. Sacca arrives at the firm after decades of impressive commercial and securities litigation work.

Press Releases / September 17, 2018

New York – September 17, 2018 – Joseph N. Sacca, a long-time commercial and securities litigator with a top tier roster of clients and trial experience, joined BakerHostetler’s Litigation Group today as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Sacca comes to BakerHostetler from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Sacca represents clients around the world in complex corporate, commercial, and securities litigation in federal courts, state courts, and in arbitration proceedings. He also has extensive experience advising public companies and private equity firms in litigation involving mergers and acquisitions.

His arrival follows other key additions to BakerHostetler’s litigation roster this year, including Howard Cotton and Michael Gordon, two of the top commercial litigators from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in New York, and a technology-focused team with litigation experience from LeClairRyan in Atlanta.

In his nearly three decades as a litigator, Sacca has successfully represented his clients in numerous high-stakes matters. These include defending investment banks against multibillion-dollar claims arising from the banks’ sale of mortgage-backed securities, a successful defense of an automobile manufacturer in a multibillion-dollar securities fraud action, and representation of a Big Four accounting firm in actions alleging accounting malpractice and disputes with former partners.

“Joe is a brilliant trial lawyer with significant litigation experience handling complex matters,” said W. Ray Whitman, chair of the firm’s national Litigation Group. “We have a deep bench of accomplished trial lawyers with bet-the-company experience, and are positioned to meet any client’s litigation needs, no matter how large or complex. Joe is a seamless addition to our group, and we are thrilled to have him join the firm.”

“BakerHostetler’s wave of recruiting top flight lateral litigators continues with the acquisition of Skadden powerhouse Joe Sacca, who is a very talented commercial and securities litigator,” said George Stamboulidis, BakerHostetler’s New York office managing partner. “We have strategically grown our litigation practice here in New York and in our other 13 offices around the nation over the past year, and are excited to continue this growth by bringing Joe onto our team.”

Sacca received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Temple Law Review. He is also committed to pro bono work, particularly in his role as the chair of the board for Infinite Family, a global mentoring organization dedicated to using technology to allow adults around the world to serve as role models and mentors for children in Africa.

“BakerHostetler has so much to offer my clients, including the firm’s strong overall litigation focus and its remarkable attorneys from various legal backgrounds” Sacca said. “I am excited to join this firm as it continues to build upon its exceptionally strong litigation capabilities.”

The Litigation Group consists of more than 360 attorneys across all of BakerHostetler’s 14 offices nationwide. With a roster of litigators that include former prosecutors, veteran civil trial lawyers, and former government enforcement officials, the firm’s clients benefit from a team that can successfully represent them in nearly any type of case and proceeding.


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