Tracy Schaffer is an unflappable and experienced litigator who represents financial institutions and other companies in complex commercial disputes. She advocates for her clients in U.S. federal and state courts and various arbitration forums. Tracy has litigated and counseled clients in a variety of disputes including matters arising out of alleged breaches of purchase and sale agreements, license agreements, employment contracts, and construction contracts; securities transactions; antitrust violations; and business torts.
In the last several years, a primary focus of her practice also has been on defending large financial institutions in commercial and antitrust litigation, including class actions, relating to financial products such a residential mortgage-backed securities, credit default swaps (CDS), and interest rate swaps (IRS). In 2017, Tracy succeeded in obtaining summary judgment and full dismissal of all claims for a leading asset manager in an earn out dispute. She also has represented companies in enforcement proceedings and investigations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, and New York Stock Exchange. In addition, Tracy has taken on many pro bono representations throughout her career, with a focus on immigration and family law matters, as well as child abduction cases under the Hague Convention.
Tracy currently serves as the Litigation Assignment Partner in New York and as a practice mentor for associates.
- The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 2000); Binghamton University (B.A. in Psychology cum laude 1997)
- New York and United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York