• Kramer Levin excels in representing financial services companies in virtually all aspects of litigation arising from their investments, transactions and strategies. Our interdisciplinary team includes seasoned litigators and subject-matter experts with deep substantive knowledge of securities law, corporate governance, shareholder rights, investment matters and restructuring, among other areas.

    We are regularly called on by clients across a broad spectrum of financial services, including banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, broker-dealers, trustees and custodians, insurance companies, fintech companies, and cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses, among others. And we pride ourselves on the attention and care we provide to executives and employees of such institutions when they need individual representation.

    We have extensive experience litigating financial services disputes at every judicial level — from trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. Regarded as trial-ready, formidable opponents, we frequently take over cases that require the combination of sophistication, focus and partner-level involvement that defines Kramer Levin. We are also less likely to have conflicts than are many larger firms and can therefore handle cases that many others cannot.

    Our experience includes:

    • Accounting irregularities, deceptive and unfair practices, and other types of financial fraud
    • Bankruptcy-related issues, including valuation
    • Breach of fiduciary duty claims and other corporate governance issues
    • Civil RICO cases
    • Claims involving fees, charges and payment processing
    • Credit default swap (CDS) disputes
    • Distressed debt trading disputes concerning the enforceability of trades
    • Enforceability of loan agreement terms including make-whole and prepayment penalties
    • Fraudulent transfer litigation
    • Intercreditor disputes and lender-on-lender violence
    • Loan defaults, forbearance plans, loan modifications, liens and foreclosures
    • Purchase and sale agreement litigation, including earn-out disputes

    We also have extensive experience in matters relating to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Truth in Savings Act (TISA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the National Bank Act, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).