Carl S. Kravitz litigates complex civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts across the country. He has obtained many significant recoveries for plaintiffs in individual, group, and class actions, with settlements up to nearly $400 million.
Carl has also defended companies and executives in significant investigations and litigation. His cases often deal with high-profile issues, such as matters relating to the financial services industry, fraud, health insurance, worker safety, and sports head injuries, to name a few.
Carl has also led the defense of several significant matters, including the defense of certain London Market Insurers in coverage litigation concerning lead paint liabilities and the defense of corporate executives in civil, regulatory, and criminal securities fraud investigations and litigation.
In the securities arena, he has obtained dismissals for a former Collins & Aikman executive of an indictment pending for more than a year in the Southern District of New York and in a securities fraud class action pending in the Eastern District of Michigan. He represented a former hedge fund analyst in a highly publicized insider-trading investigation in the Southern District of New York. He also obtained dismissals for his client in the Homestore.com and PurchasePro securities litigation cases pending in the Central District of California and the District of Nevada. He is currently defending, with other firm lawyers, a former executive in a putative securities class action pending in the Northern District of Ohio.