Through our frequent representation of banks, other financial institutions, officers, directors, outside professionals, accounting firms, and corporations in high-stakes and high-profile appeals, we live and breathe the issues that concern financial services clients. And in recognition of our expertise in these areas, we are regularly called upon to assist with complex, critical trial-court litigation affecting the financial services sector.
As our clients are well aware, financial services appeals often involve high stakes, complicated facts, and elaborate legal and regulatory frameworks. Whether handling a multi-billion dollar residential mortgage-backed security case, defending a bank official in a precedent-setting civil fraud action brought by the U.S. government, or defending an accounting firm from claims of material omissions, we know how to achieve favorable results for our financial services clients at the appellate level. Success in this domain requires the ability not only to master extensive records and a specialized body of law, but also to distill and translate these intricacies into persuasive briefs and compelling oral presentations that will engage and persuade generalist judges (and their law clerks).
Our appellate team works seamlessly with co-counsel and other firm practice groups — including lawyers specializing in financial institutions, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, insurance, and restructuring — to ensure that appellate issues are preserved and presented effectively.