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Expert Witness 2014

Author(s): Kenneth I. Schacter
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: Jun 2014
PLI Item #: 51720
CHB Spine #: H952

Kenneth I. Schacter is an experienced trial lawyer who handles a broad range of civil and white collar criminal matters. His practice emphasizes securities litigation; complex criminal, antitrust and civil RICO matters; SEC proceedings; intellectual property litigation; and other business litigation. Ken has trial experience before juries, judges and arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict or award and has also argued dozens of appeals.

Ken gained valuable experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, handling many groundbreaking insider trading cases, including the so-called “Yuppie Five” case and major prosecutions of other corporate insiders. While an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ken also investigated and prosecuted cases involving financial frauds, tax evasion, official corruption, arms smuggling and terrorism.


Columbia University School of Law, 1979, Juris Doctor, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Pennsylvania, 1976, Artis Baccalaureate, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


American Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Federal Bar Council

New York State Bar Association

Legal 500, Financial Services Litigation (2012–2014)

Super Lawyers, (Securities Litigation), New York Metro (2006–2008, 2010, 2012–2015)

Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, Securities Litigation (2009), Securities Litigation (2012)