Financial Markets Litigation

With turbulent markets, increasingly complex investment vehicles, and more government regulation, investors and investment institutions have never been more at risk for loss. At Robins Kaplan LLP, we provide strategic advice and representation to both plaintiffs and defendants when investment losses result in litigation.

Our financial markets litigation attorneys understand a wide range of complex investment instruments. We have extensive experience litigating structured finance products, derivatives, and commodities in addition to more traditional securities. We represent numerous entities within the financial sector in multiple causes of action in state and federal courts in individual, class action, and opt-out litigation. We also have extensive experience with FINRA arbitrations.

Plaintiff's Representations

As counsel for plaintiffs, we have had significant successes involving claims that span diverse investment vehicles and financial sectors on behalf of qualified individuals and institutional investors like: 

  • Pension Funds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Insurance Companies
  • Hedge Funds
  • Government Agencies
  • Banks

We understand the specific concerns institutional and individual investors may have about being a plaintiff. We help clients balance ongoing relationships with their responsibilities to pursue legitimate claims.  Because we are regularly adverse to large investment banks and other major financial institutions, we have developed the litigation and financial knowledge needed to understand cases in these market areas.

Defense Representations

As counsel for defendants, we have aggressively defended banks and other financial institutions against investor and class action claims. Clients we have defended include: 

  • Banks in residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS)
  • Fortune 500 companies accused of securities fraud relating to its publicly-traded stock
  • Respondents in FINRA actions

Our experience on both sides of the courtroom means that, no matter the case, we understand the perspective and strategy of our adversaries. Together with our in-house team of financial and economic consultants, we offer clients a well-rounded, quick-response team with the sophistication and real world trial experience required for success in financial markets litigation.