Shearman And Sterling

Luke Taeschler is a senior associate in the Litigation practice. He represents clients in connection with complex litigation, government investigations, and antitrust counseling.  Most recently, Luke represented SS&C Technologies in a case involving theft of company trade secrets, helping secure a $44 million jury verdict.  Luke has also worked on numerous other litigation matters spanning a variety of industries and products, including contact lenses, nuclear waste disposal, flexible plastic packaging, pharmaceuticals, payment processing technology, and oriented strand board.

Luke also has written articles on topics ranging from the FTC’s authority to prosecute cybersecurity data breach cases to the treatment of “big data” and two-sided markets under current antitrust law to the import of antitrust law to the private equity and e-commerce industries. He actively works on pro bono cases as well.  Luke has secured asylum for a gay Russian photographer, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense regarding application of the federal sentencing guidelines in synthetic marijuana cases, and is currently representing a criminal defendant on appeal in the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Luke is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches an upper-level legal writing class focused on brief writing.


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