Orrick is among the most active firms in defending RMBS-related securities litigation, disputes over terminated derivatives transactions, and federal and state enforcement actions. We bring to RMBS-related litigation a breadth and depth of perspective that we believe is unmatched by other law firms. We have devoted the past few years to an intensive investigation of residential mortgage origination, securitization and servicing processes, gaining broad insight into many of the issues facing the industry.
Orrick’s experience includes:
Defense of Securities and Blue Sky Claims
Defense of Claims by Monoline Insurers
Federal and State Actions
Contractual Disputes with Trustees, Servicers, Mortgage Insurers and Investors
Our trial teams include experts in defending private securities litigation, federal and state actions, insurance litigation, disputes over terminated derivatives transactions, regulatory matters and, where necessary, criminal matters. We combine these litigation skills with deep experience and insight into the RMBS transactions in dispute, market participants and practices, and the evolving regulatory landscape.
Orrick has long had one of the most active and sophisticated practices in representing RMBS issuers and underwriters. Because securities and commercial litigators cannot hope to replicate the vast knowledge and understanding gained through thousands of hours advising structured finance clients in hundreds of RMBS deals, our transactional lawyers work hand in hand with our litigators to ensure that every aspect of our litigation strategy is informed by this deep reservoir of industry experience and knowledge.
Orrick also has a unique team that specializes in representing clients’ interests before State AGs and legislatures, which are now focusing attention on the RMBS industry. We are in regular dialogue with the vast majority of State AGs, have experience negotiating with all 50 states and have handled numerous multi-state investigations.
In addition to defending active litigation, multidisciplinary teams of Orrick litigators and transactional lawyers provide ongoing strategic counseling to a number of clients on the full range of contractual disputes arising out of both GSE and private-label legacy RMBS transactions.