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We know Financial Markets. Working across multiple financial products and platforms, we defend the investment community’s right to be treated fairly. Our experience is not only from the plaintiff-investor perspective. We also represent one of America’s largest banks, a Fortune 100 company, and other financial institutions as plaintiffs and defendants in important financial industry cases. We bring innovative strategies and courtroom-earned foresight to complex investment disputes. In-house forensics help us unmask and pursue perceived financial inequalities in the marketplace. They also power our unique approach and data-driven methodologies for damages valuation. No matter the financial market or forum rules, our expansive litigation experience and passion for precision seeks to ensure that only pure market forces dictate our client’s fortunes. 

Financial Experience

Market Manipulation
  • Investment bank illegal conduct
  • Commodity market manipulation

Helping clients balance ongoing relationships with their responsibilities to pursue legitimate claims

Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Bank investment fund liability

Recovering losses involving fiduciary responsibilities

Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Anticompetitive default swaps
  • Shareholder class action

Innovative and sophisticated antitrust counseling and litigation representation

Fraud/Misrepresentation
  • Residential mortgage-backed securities debt
  • ’33 and ’34 Act claims
  • Consumer protection claims
  • State Blue Sky laws
  • Investment manager fraud

Multiple successes litigating claims involving deception and misrepresentation across multiple markets

Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy
  • Acquisition/sales
  • Committee representation
  • Creditor representation
  • Debtor representation
  • Restructuring and workout

Representing creditors, debtors, and other constituents in complex restructuring and business bankruptcy cases

Trusts and Estates
  • Will/probate contests
  • Contested conservatorship matters
  • Contested guardianship matters
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Trust-related commercial disputes

Resolving estate, trust, and fiduciary disputes through litigation excellence and subject-matter mastery

MarketsDerivatives
  • Credit default swaps
  • Futures
  • Interest-rate swaps
  • Option

Securities
  • Common and preferred equity
  • Fixed-income instruments

Structured Financial Instruments
  • Residential mortgage-backed securities
  • Collateralized debt obligations
  • Asset-backed securities
  • Structured investment vehicles
  • Other arbitraged investment vehicles

Commodities
  • Cheese
  • Cotton
  • Fuels
  • Oil

Extensive experience litigating a wide range of complex financial instruments

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Financial Case Results

Commodities
Derivatives
Fraud/Asset Recovery
Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Securities
Structured Finance

Financial Resources

News

January 9, 2017

Robins Kaplan LLP secured a victory this week on behalf of three California businessmen who had been accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

Article

February 10, 2017

As the debtors discovered in Scott v. King, the existence of a valid spendthrift trust does not necessarily prevent the debtor’s beneficial interest from being included in his or her bankruptcy estate for the benefit of creditors. 

Article

February 21, 2017

In the last week, so much rain has fallen there is talk of “drought-busting” and flash floods and landslide warnings have been issued throughout the state—a rare warning in the southern part of the state.

Article

January 2017

Accountants and auditors play a crucial watchdog function for the financial sector. But with this great responsibility comes increased risk.

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