Mr. Shikowitz focuses his practice on securities litigation and is a member of the firm's new matter group, in which he, as part of a team attorneys, financial analysts, and investigators, counsels institutional clients on potential legal claims.
Mr. Shikowitz has also served as a member of the litigation teams responsible for successfully prosecuting a number of the firm’s cases involving wrongdoing related to the securitization and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”), including Allstate Insurance Co. v. Morgan Stanley, Bayerische Landesbank, New York Branch v. Morgan Stanley; and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Morgan Stanley. Currently, he serves as a member of the litigation teams prosecuting Dexia SA/NV v. Morgan Stanley; and Sealink Funding Limited v. Morgan Stanley, which also involve the fraudulent issuance of RMBS.
While in law school, Mr. Shikowitz was a research assistant to Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Emeritus Norman Poser, a widely respected expert in international and domestic securities regulation. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Brian M. Cogan of the Eastern District of New York, and as a legal intern for the Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney's Office.