TRACY O. APPLETON is an Associate with the Firm. Ms. Appleton specializes in general commercial litigation, securities law, banking law, government investigations, and deal litigation. Ms. Appleton represents a wide variety of clients, including banks, hedge funds, companies and individuals. Working both inside and outside the courtroom, Ms. Appleton uses her extensive experience and creative problem solving to give clients a tailored approach to tackling their legal issues.
Ms. Appleton received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2008 where she was a James Kent Scholar and was awarded the Pauline Berman Heller Prize. Prior to joining the Firm in 2015, she was an Associate in the litigation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where she represented Bank of America in an $8.5 billion RMBS settlement, assisted Goldman Sachs with its successful litigation against Dragon Systems, and won a directed verdict for Simon Property Group in a recent trial arising from a mortgage dispute. Before working at Wachtell, Lipton, Ms. Appleton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.