Joseph N. Sacca
Joseph N. Sacca represents a broad spectrum of U.S. and international clients in complex corporate, commercial and securities litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Bio

Mr. Sacca has represented public corporations and accounting firms in significant securities litigations and class actions. He represented UBS in successfully obtaining an interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in connection with a suit brought against UBS (and 16 other banks) by the Federal Housing Finance Agency seeking to recover billions of dollars in alleged losses by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from investments in mortgage-backed securities. He also successfully defended DaimlerChrysler in the trial of a multibillion-dollar securities fraud action brought by Kirk Kerkorian’s Tracinda Corporation, a victory the National Law Journal named the “Top Defense Win of 2005.”

Mr. Sacca also has extensive experience representing public corporations and private equity firms in litigation relating to all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including hostile tender offers, shareholder actions and disputes arising from terminated merger agreements. Additionally, he has represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in cases in the areas of civil RICO, tortious interference, fraud, contract, fiduciary duties and non-competition agreements.

Mr. Sacca devotes substantial time to pro bono work. Among his successes in this area was his representation of plaintiffs in the trial of a housing discrimination case in which the jury awarded what was widely reported to be the largest verdict ever against a New York City cooperative.

Mr. Sacca repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1993 (cum laude; Managing Editor, Temple Law Review)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Admissions

  • New York

Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Clarence C. Newcomer, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1993-1995)

Joseph N. Sacca

Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials
joseph.sacca@skadden.com