From the volatility in the credit markets to the landmark passage of Dodd-Frank, the past several years have been tumultuous for the financial services and banking industries. In today’s landscape, when disputes arise, “winning on the client’s terms” is essential. This is especially true for companies in the financial services sector—or any company facing a financial dispute—when timing of a resolution is often just as important as the monetary amounts at stake.
Nixon Peabody’s Financial Services Litigation practice includes veteran trial lawyers who are experienced in helping businesses navigate the particular nuances involved in financial services litigation. Our lawyers have the business acumen to understand the financial elements of a business and recognize the implications that disputes will have on company performance. While we are proficient in the courtroom, we understand that an early, cost-effective resolution through mediation or other forms of ADR may be just as important as prevailing on a summary judgment motion or at trial. We bring a no-surprises approach and work closely with each client to craft a solution that works for their business and helps them manage to the bottom line.
Our clients include financial service institutions, regulators, public/private companies with respect to their financial accounting and economic issues, and clients facing litigation concerning financial issues affecting their business. Over the past five years, we have successfully defended more than $1 trillion in claims against our clients, while successfully prosecuting for our clients hundreds of millions of dollars in claims against others.
Our national team has a reputation for excellence in resolving high-exposure disputes arising from complex financial relationships. We handle direct, derivative, and class action cases. Our experienced attorneys are known for their thorough command of the regulatory environments in which these cases arise. Our group leverages the full resources of the firm, regularly collaborating with attorneys from our corporate, bankruptcy, and other practice groups.
We represent clients in:
- Financial fraud claims
- Financial and consumer class actions
- Shareholder derivative suits
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- M&A and purchase price disputes
- Corporate trust issues
- Private fund disputes with CDOs, RMBs, and other complex structured products
- Securities claims involving the ’33, ’34, and ‘40 Acts
- Whistleblower litigation under Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley
- Lender liability claims
- Unfair trade practices
- Unfair competition
- Fraudulent transfer claims
- Aggregate litigations
- Ponzi schemes