Vincent Sama is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, Chair of the Securities and Derivative Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, securities and derivative litigation, internal and government investigations, international commercial disputes and arbitration.
Vinny’s litigation experience includes matters involving finance, accounting and securities law issues, derivative litigation, insurance/reinsurance, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate dispositions, intellectual property, sports, entertainment, joint ventures and long-term contractual relationships, real estate development and finance and antitrust. He has handled high-profile cases in the state and federal courts of New York, and federal and state courts in various parts of the country, as well as various arbitrations, including proceedings administered by the International Chamber of Commerce, American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the London Court of International Arbitration, New York Stock Exchange, Inc., FINRA and others. Over the past decade, Vinny also has handled many internal and government investigations for both companies and individuals, including SEC, DOJ, New York Attorney General and FINRA investigations, inquiries or proceedings.
Vinny has been ranked by Chambers USA annually since 2012. In 2015, Chambers named Vinny a “Recognised Practitioner” in the nationwide category and ranked him in New York. Clients noted that he is ‘“exceptionally clever and innovative, with a deep understanding of the law.”’ Also in 2015, the Legal 500 United States ranked Vinny’s Securities Litigation Group, based on both his “formidable reputation” and his being “known for bet-the-company cases.” In 2014, Chambers cited clients who said Vinny ‘“effectively integrates business knowledge and practical instincts with his mastery of the law and court procedures in solving complex legal problems.”’ In 2013, clients noted to Chambers his “‘extremely intelligent and very practical’ approach, [while commenting] that ‘he has great analytical skills and is a good advocate in the courtroom.’” Vinny is also recognized for his commercial litigation capabilities in The Best Lawyers in America® (2015, 2016).
Vinny’s cases and court appearances are frequently covered by major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and the New York Law Journal.