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    Financial Services Litigation

    Our Financial Services Litigation Practice represents banks and financial services companies around the world in all aspects of advocacy and dispute resolution, including trial and appellate litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We handle all types of financial services disputes – acting on behalf of financial institutions against individuals, groups of individuals, companies and, in appropriate circumstances, other financial institutions. We also work with our clients to address regulatory concerns, investigations and risk mitigation.

    Why Choose Us

    In the US, we are recognized not only for our wide coverage of all types of banks and financial services companies in all areas of litigation, but also for our ability to quickly represent clients’ interests in practically every state. We have a particularly strong focus on representing banks and financial services companies in class actions, mass actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL) and arbitrations.

    In the UK, we are recognized for our depth of practice, particularly in the areas of asset-based lending (ABL) litigation, professional negligence, insurance and investment misselling and fraud, being voted No. 1 Asset-Based Lending Firm in Business Money magazine (2011 and 2012). Furthermore, we are recognized for our thought leadership in the area of consumer credit regulation, having authored the book Consumer Credit: Law, Practice & Precedents, published by the Law Society, January 2012.

    Clients

    We serve as primary or preferred litigation counsel to several leading global and national financial institutions in the US, as well as most of the major UK banks. The full range of our clients includes:

    • Banks – global, national, super-regional, regional and community; investment; commercial; and chartered
    • Asset managers
    • Credit card issuers
    • Credit unions
    • Insurance companies
    • Lenders – mortgage, auto and nontraditional, including payday
    • Private equity and hedge funds
    • Building societies

    Our scope of services includes all types of lender/financial institution-related litigation, including litigation related to:

    • Commercial lending
    • Asset-based lending
    • Consumer finance, including the US Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, as well as the UK Consumer Credit Act
    • Various states’ and the US Uniform Commercial Code
    • Enforcement of loan obligations
    • Fraud
    • Commercial foreclosure and other real estate matters
    • Professional negligence
    • Director and officer liability
    • Federal and state antitrust and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
    • Usury and fraud
    • Alleged violations of various state and federal unfair trade practices statutes
    • Insurance and investment misselling claims

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