Salvatore C. Badala
Partner and General Counsel
Mr. Badala is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Consumer Class Actions department. Sal focuses his practice on handling disputes concerning directors and officers liability, partnership liability, securities fraud, antitrust, RICO, tortious interference with contracts and economic relations, business fraud, limited liability companies, contracts, and trade secrets.
Previously, at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, he conducted internal investigations and assisted in the representation of individuals and entities in regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities & Fraud Commission of Hong Kong, the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Department of Justice. Specifically, his practice focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and hiring practices, credit ratings for offerings of Collateralized Debt Obligations, electronic blue sheet submissions, alleged misconduct in the foreign exchange markets, the valuation process for credit default swap indices cleared through a derivatives clearing organization, and mortgage-backed securitization trading involving Public-Private Investment Program funds.
Mr. Badala interned for both the Honorable Kenneth M. Karas of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the white collar crime division of United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
- Bar Admissions
- New York
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
- Fordham University, B.A.
- Awards and Honors
- 2016 Top Attorneys: New York Metro Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyer
- New York Metro Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, 2016-2020
- Executive Articles Editor, St. John’s New York International Law Review and Journal of International & Comparative Law
- Member, St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society
- Speaking Engagements
Speaker, “The Plaintiff Perspective” and “Analyzing Pharma Marketing Campaigns of the Opioid Manufacturer and Distributors”, Insight Exchange Network Presents: Responding to the Opioid Crisis: Litigation, Regulation, & Reform (April 16-17, 2018)
- Media Appearances
Unhappy AGs Have Options In Latest Purdue Ch. 11 Plan, Law360 (March 16, 2020)
McKinsey Opioid Deal With NY AG Approved Amid Objections, Law360 (March 16, 2020)
Landmark NY Opioid Trial Delayed Amid Virus Concerns, Law360 (March 5, 2021)
DraftKings to Pay $8 Million to Settle Consolidated Class Claims, Bloomberg Law (March 4, 2021)
DraftKings Settles MD For $720K Plus $7M In Site Credit, Law360 (March 3, 2021)
NY AG’s Opioid Epidemic Jury Trial Set For Early 2021, Law360 (October 28, 2020)
Pharmacies Can’t Slip Opioid Nuisance Claims, Counties Say, Law360 (July 6, 2020)
City of Grande Prairie files proposed $10B class-action lawsuit against opioid companies
- As covered By CBC News Canada (June 3, 2020), Everything Grand Prairie (June 3, 2020), Daily Herald Tribune (June 4, 2020)
Purdue Says Ch. 11 Stay Can’t Be Lifted For NY Opioid Trial, Law360 (April 16,2020)
Some Public Nuisance Claims Cut In NY Opioid Suit, Law360 (April 10,2020)
New York Court Refuses To Delay March Opioid Trial, Law360 (March 4, 2020)
NY AG’s Trial Against Opioid Makers Scheduled for January, Law360 (November 7, 2019)
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and Team Obtain Landmark Opioid Settlement in Federal Opioid Litigation, Olean Times Herald (October 22, 2019)
Purdue’s Sacklers Shifted $1B Amid Opioid Fight, NY AG Says, Law360 (September 13, 2019)
Auburn files complaint in class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors, The Citizen/auburnpub.com (July 24, 2019)
Uber Drivers Score Tentative OK On $395K Fair Pay Deal, Law360 (July 23, 2019)
Sacklers Can’t Escape NY Opioid MDL, Law360 (June 24, 2019)
Five more counties file lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies for opioid epidemic, West Virginia Record (December 17, 2018)
Opioid Distributors Can’t Escape Counties’ Suit, Law360 (July 18, 2018)
Spearmint Rhino, Dancers Asked To Weigh In On Epic’s Impact, Law360 (May 29, 2018)
Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food alleged to contain phenobarbital, Legal Newsline (March 29, 2018)
Smuckers Subsidiary Sued Over Drug In Dog Food, Law360 (March 16, 2018)
Exotic Dancers, Club Chain Strike $8.5M Deal In Wage Row, Law360 (February 26, 2018)
County mulls suing opioid drug makers, Adirondack Daily Enterprise (February 19, 2018)
Akorn, Fera, Perrigo Settle Trade Secrets, Antitrust Suit, Law360 (January 30, 2018)
Banana Boat Looks to Ice False SPF Advertising Class Action, Law360 (January 10, 2018)
How we got here: A history of the opiate epidemic, Long Island Business News (November 7, 2017)
Al Jazeera English
WABC-7 Eyewitness News
Typowe oxzustwa podatkowe, Nowy Dziennik (March 2019)
This article concerns Tax Scams and was published in the Polish Daily News newspaper.
- Representative Cases and Settlements of Note
*Results May Vary Depending On Your Particular Facts and Legal Circumstances*
$320 Million Opioid Settlement
This landmark settlement was reached on behalf of Cuyahoga County (Ohio), one of the bellwether plaintiffs in the National Opioid Litigation, against four of the key players responsible for the opioid epidemic.
- Legal Intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York
- Judicial Intern for the Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, a Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Other Experience
- Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
- Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP