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  • Education
    • J.D., Harvard Law School
    • B.A., Emory University

Darnell Stanislaus is a Commercial Litigation associate in the New York office. He has managed matters of all sizes and complexity and has experience in all stages of a matter’s lifecycle, including initial investigation and discovery, trial, appeals and settlements.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Darnell worked in the litigation and antitrust departments in the NYC office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. While there, he represented major, multinational companies in bet-the-company litigations in various state and federal courts across a diverse array of subject areas, including corporate, antitrust, securities, environmental and employment. He also advised on antitrust issues in connection with a number of significant domestic and global mergers and acquisitions of recent.

Darnell’s keen understanding of his clients’ needs and his opponents’ motivations, his open communication and his passionate and creative advocacy, drive winning strategies and favorable resolutions for his clients.

  • Represented leading investment bank in various governmental investigations as well as private investor and government conservatorship actions related to investment bank’s involvement in the packaging and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented a leading information technology company in a federal bench trial concerning apportionment of superfund liability pursuant to federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act in connection with the company’s legacy operations.
  • Represented global medical company in a putative class action alleging gender-based pay discrimination claims arising under federal Title VII and Equal Pay Act.
  • Represented multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company in various shareholder derivative actions concerning the company’s licensing practices.
  • Represented premier media company in an action brought by the United States Department of Justice concerning the company’s acquisition by a multinational telecommunications company.
  • Represented investors in a securities dispute against financial advisory firms.
  • Represented a TV personality in a defamation case against a large New York-based daily newspaper.
  • Represented major New York-based art gallery in a dispute with a former employee concerning the theft and misappropriation of the art gallery’s trade secrets.
  • Represented information technology company in a contract dispute concerning software licensing.
  • Advised a premier media company on antitrust issues in connection with its acquisition by a multinational telecommunications company.
  • Advised a leading brewing and beverage company on antitrust issues in connection with its acquisition by another leading brewing and beverage company.
  • Advised major aerospace and defense components manufacturer on antitrust issues in connection with its merger with a leading aerospace component manufacturer, including securing regulatory approval of the merger from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Advised industry leading, aircraft-leasing company on antitrust issues in connection with its acquisition of another major aircraft-leasing company.