Overview

We represent financial institutions and investment funds in their most important and complex disputes. Instead of following the standard playbook of shepherding clients toward a “market” settlement, we help our clients achieve “better-than-market” results through our unparalleled reputation as trial lawyers, exacting legal analysis, and commercial problem-solving.

Our team has litigated the most important financial services cases, not only for defendants, but also for plaintiffs, which gives us insights, experience, and relationships that no other firm in the defense bar can match.  We represent U.S. and non-U.S. banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, trading markets, and investment funds. And as a litigation-focused firm, we are usually free of the conflicts that would prevent “deal counsel” from pursuing litigation. Our clients include HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, American Express, and other multinational financial institutions.

We have successfully represented clients in numerous and varied high-profile regulatory and enforcement matters, including government investigations into benchmark rate-setting and the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities; antitrust and RICO cases relating to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR); and multibillion-dollar securities class actions. We have defended large financial institutions in government investigations in the United States and the United Kingdom, and frequently represent clients facing regulators and enforcement agencies around the world.

In addition to our litigation work and strategic guidance, we regularly provide financial institutions with advice on regulatory issues, helping to identify potential risks and mitigate future exposure by structuring ongoing compliance programs and self-monitoring.