Matthew Craner

Matthew Craner


Matthew has over twenty-five years of experience advising and representing clients in high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters. 

He concentrates on representing corporations and financial institutions, including investment banks, broker-dealers, private equity funds, hedge funds, asset managers, directors and senior management in securities litigation, shareholder class actions, derivative suits, mergers and acquisition disputes, partnership and joint venture disputes, internal investigations, and other complex business litigation throughout the country in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

He represents financial institutions and individuals in connection with investigations and proceedings before the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, IRS, and other government and self-regulatory agencies.

In addition to representing clients in all aspects of litigation, Matt regularly counsels clients on pre-dispute matters, strategic risk assessment and control, compliance, and governance issues.


Representative matters

Nomura Holdings in numerous residential mortgage-backed securities loan repurchase litigations brought by trustees and monoline insurers in New York Supreme Court.

JetBlue in connection with the DOJ challenge to the Northeast Alliance between JetBlue and American Airlines, and related class action litigation.

Credit Suisse in litigation concerning alleged tortious interference and civil conspiracy claims in connection with various lending transactions involving lease-backs of airplane engines and parts.

Barclays Capital in litigation over Archstone Holdings, Inc., including an expedited trial in bankruptcy court. Underwriting syndicates in securities class actions arising out of securities offerings of various issuers.

Published Work

  • Craner, Matthew, Co-author. (2023) “Trial of a Securities Class Action,” PLI Securities Litigation – A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Recent Trends in Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation: Investor Claims & Defenses,” Faculty member at New York City Bar Association program, April 2013



New York, 1998


United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2006
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2003
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2003
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1998
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1998


B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1997
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.