Carrie M. Reilly
Carrie M. Reilly is a partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Her practice focuses on complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, and she represents clients on a wide range of matters, from trials to class action litigations to negotiated resolutions of complicated disputes.
Carrie’s matters have included a number of the firm’s high-profile engagements. Recently, she represented IAC/InterActiveCorp and Match Group in litigation filed by early employees and executives of Tinder claiming billions of dollars in damages, including in a month-long jury trial in state court. Other noteworthy matters include representing JPMorgan in its defense of a $1.5 billion action by creditors in the General Motors bankruptcy, including in a two-week trial before the bankruptcy court that culminated in a very favorable decision for her client; successfully defending Goldman Sachs in Baker v. Goldman Sachs, a five-week jury trial in federal court in which the plaintiffs sought over half a billion dollars in damages; representing Bank of America in connection with numerous mortgage-related matters arising from the financial crisis, including its comprehensive multi-billion dollar settlement with the Department of Justice, federal agencies, and state attorneys general, as well as its groundbreaking $8.5 billion settlement of claims relating to 530 mortgage-backed securitization trusts issued by Countrywide and its multidimensional settlements with MBIA and AIG; and representing respondents in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Supreme Court held for the respondents and found that Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act does not apply extraterritorially to so-called “foreign-cubed” securities claims.
Carrie has worked on many other significant corporate and commercial litigation matters at the firm, including representing Goldman Sachs in litigation arising from the acquisition of TIBCO by Vista Equity Partners, defending Alcoa in litigation over the impact of its planned separation into two public companies on provisions of joint venture agreements, defending Allergan in response to a hostile bid from Pershing Square and Valeant, expedited deal litigation over JPMorgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, the material adverse change litigation between J.C. Flowers, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Sallie Mae, representing a reinsurer in a complex state court litigation, and representing the National Football League in a contract dispute over the simulcast of the Patriots-Giants game in 2007. She also has represented defendants in securities matters in various courts throughout the United States.
Carrie received her B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she graduated cum laude. She is serving, by appointment, as a member of the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Committee on the American Judicial System and is a founding member of Women in Securities Litigation Network. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2019 Fellow. In 2016, Carrie was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal. She was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under” list every year from 2016 through 2021, and has been named to LawDragon’s list of “500 Leading Litigators in America.”
- SEC Adopts Long Awaited Rules for Asset-Backed Securities,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, September 22, 2014.
- Lessons from a Jury Trial,
in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, February 18, 2013.
- United States Supreme Court Categorically Rejects Foreign Cubed Class Actions, and Holds That Rule 10b-5 Does Not Apply to Foreign Transactions,
in Corporation Report Bulletin (Aspen), August 2, 2010.