Named the 2012-2013 Law Firm of the Year in Securities Litigation by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers, Bingham’s securities and financial institutions litigators bring critical industry knowledge and experience to complex financial disputes. With more than 150 lawyers dedicated to this practice, the firm serves leading banks, accounting firms, insurance companies, securities issuers, hedge funds and investment management companies, among others, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
With offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo, along with a robust U.S. presence on both coasts, we have extensive on-the-ground resources in jurisdictions critical to defending cross-border disputes and international arbitrations. We know the judiciary and the relevant regulators, and they know us as trustworthy, skilled advocates.
Our litigators have a remarkable record of success at trial — we obtained a multimillion-dollar judgment in parallel actions in Massachusetts and New York courts for a syndicate of lenders headed by Bank of America against a large private equity fund in a lender liability action, and we secured more than €700 million on behalf of bondholders of Elektrim Finance B.V. in the English courts. We are also known for our ability to craft solutions that resolve matters early on, whether by winning dismissals on motions, persuading plaintiffs to drop claims without payment, structuring novel settlements or working through arbitration.
Our successes have earned us top rankings from Chambers USA, Chambers UK, Law360, the Best Lawyers in America, and both the U.K. and U.S. editions of the Legal 500. In fact, Chambers UK called us “effective litigators [who] leave almost no stone unturned and represent excellent value for money” while Chambers USA noted “The team’s depth of talent, commonsense approach, understanding of the end-game and ability to strategize are truly impressive.”
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