Quinn Emanuel has the preeminent structured finance litigation practice in the world. The group has more than 150 partners and associates in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London working on these matters. The firm is at the forefront of litigation relating to the financial crisis, including cases arising from the sale of residential mortgage backed securities. However, we have experience litigating cases involving many other esoteric financial products such as:
• Collateralized debt obligations
• Credit default swaps
• Structured currency derivatives
• Structured notes
• Equity derivatives
• Barrier options
• Basket options
• Synthetic collateralized debt obligations
• Knock in and knock out options
Litigating cases involving these complex financial products requires an in-depth understanding of transaction documents and market practices. Quinn Emanuel has the expertise and experience to analyze these complex products and go toe-to-toe with the law firms for major financial institutions.
We are one of the few top-tier firms that can be adverse to major financial institutions such as Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, UBS, J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, and Barclays. Because we have no transactional department, we have no deal business to protect. Nor do we have “business conflicts.” To date, Quinn Emanuel’s financial litigation practice has secured over $20 billion in settlements and awards from these global financial giants.
We should note we are equally adept at defending cases where these financial instruments are involved.
Our clients include banks, insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds, corporations and other market participants, as well as the federal government.
We also represent court-appointed litigation trustees, creditor’s committees, and debtors in complex financial litigation. Representative engagements include:
We represent Computershare Trust Company in a breach of warranty action against Natixis Real Estate Capital concerning warranties Natixis made about loans backing a residential mortgage-backed securitization trust in New York state court. Computershare acts as a separate Securities Administrator on behalf of the trust, and Natixis moved to dismiss, arguing (among other things) that only the trustee could bring the suit. The lower court held that Computershare had standing to bring the suit and, in an issue of first impression, the First Department affirmed. The appellate court's ruling creates new precedent that non-trustees may have standing to bring suits on behalf of securitization trusts.Back to Top