Banking and Financial Services Litigation

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Chadbourne & Parke’s banking and financial services litigation practice represents domestic and foreign financial institutions in all aspects of litigation, with an emphasis on creditors’ rights.

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients on defaulted financings, and have been involved in a number of major real estate foreclosures. When borrowers assert lender liability and related claims, we draw on our considerable experience to successfully defend them. In fact, we have been litigating in this area for over two decades, originally during the height of the lender liability boom, and have defended lender liability cases in two leading states, Texas and California, and other lender liability-friendly jurisdictions.

Chadbourne also represents financial institutions in complex bankruptcy litigation, including the defense of avoidance actions and of claims for affirmative recovery by estate representatives. Our clients in these matters include US and foreign banks, private equity and hedge funds, mortgage originators and other credit providers.

We litigate very aggressively, if and when required. We handle creditors’ rights and lender liability litigation throughout the United States and overseas, teaming with colleagues in our worldwide offices and with experienced local counsel.

Representative Experience

Fraudulent Conveyance and Preference Claims
Citicorp
Representation of Citicorp in the adversary proceeding Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Citicorp North America.
VeraSun Energy Corp. Chapter 11
WestLB, New York Branch
Representation of administrative agent for syndicate of secured lenders to a group of ethanol plants.
Refco Inc. Chapter 11
Numerous Account Holders of Refco Inc.
Representation of some of the largest account holders, with claims aggregating over $500 million, in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Refco Inc., a fraud-riddled financial services company.
Lehman Brothers Chapter 11
Numerous Financial Institutions and Hedge Funds
Representation of various financial institutions and hedge funds with substantial exposures in the Chapter 11 of this 158-year old global financial institution.
Shareholder Class Action
GLG Partners LP
Representation of GLG Partners Inc against shareholder class action seeking to enjoin $1.6 billion merger with Man Group plc.
Opposition of Efforts to Freeze Assets of Pension Funds
Argentine Pension Fund
Representation of eight pension funds in opposition of efforts to freeze U.S. assets.
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Related Practice Areas

Accountants' Liability Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation
Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement
White Collar Defense, Regulatory Investigations and Litigation

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North America
United States
 

Worldwide Contact

Thomas J. Hall
New York
+1 (212) 408-5487

Thomas J. McCormack
New York
+1 (212) 408-5182

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