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Nina Kanovitch Schiffer



Nina Kanovitch Schiffer’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust, and white collar defense and internal investigations. Nina has advised domestic and multinational companies on antitrust issues, and has participated in pre-merger analyses in several sectors, including energy, luxury goods, food, health, life sciences, and computing.

Nina has also assisted clients in responding to investigations and enforcement actions from the SEC and DOJ, as well as foreign enforcement agencies. She has broad experience with internal investigations, including managing document reviews productions, preparing presentations for enforcement agencies, and responding to regulatory inquiries.

Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Nina was a litigation foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Notable Representations

Notable Representations

  • Valassis, a MacAndrews & Forbes company, as plaintiff in litigation against News Corp. and its subsidiaries alleging federal and state antitrust violations, unfair competition, and tortious interference.
  • Editis, Interforum and their parent company Vivendi, in litigation in New York state court.
  • Visa Inc. and its subsidiaries in various matters, including its defense against dozens of antitrust actions brought by hundreds of merchants who have opted out of a multibillion-dollar class settlement.
  • Pro bono representation, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, of employees seeking workplace accommodations related to pregnancy.
  • Telia Company in an FCPA investigation by the SEC and DOJ.
  • Pre-merger analysis for the acquisition of Zale Corporation by Signet Jewelers Limited.
  • Pre-merger analysis for the acquisition of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto by Unilever.
  • Pre-merger analysis for the acquisition of a multinational engineering and IT company by a French multinational energy management corporation.

News and Writings


  • Member of the Cravath editorial team for the SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book (2015)
  • Member of the Cravath editorial team for the second edition of Cartels and Leniency Review (2014)
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Cornell Law School (LL.M., 2013)

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s of Research in Comparative Law, magna cum laude, second in class, 2012)

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master’s in Private Law, 2011)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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