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United States: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Anchored from Washington DC and New York, plus its presence in California, Arnold & Porter has the strength-in-depth and expertise to handle the full gamut of disputes affecting retail, commercial and investment banks, including those relating to consumer lending and mortgage securitizations, both from an agency enforcement/investigation and civil litigation perspective. David Bergman has significant trial expertise at a federal and state court level; he recently successfully secured summary judgment for HSBC (subsequently affirmed at appellate level) dismissing breach of contract claims brought by Shearman Originator LLC which alleged a violation of servicing obligations in connection with more than $70.5m loans. As well as his ongoing work on appeal for Charles Schwab in litigation relating to the best execution of equity trades for its customers, San Francisco-based Gilbert Serota also regularly handles work for Wells Fargo and its board of directors in class action and derivative lawsuits. Howard Cayne has an excellent reputation in the market for federal pre-emption defences, and has employed this to good effect in numerous pieces of litigation on behalf of the FHFA. Richard Alexander is also recommended. Other clients include VISA, JPMorgan Chase, Atlantic Security Bank and York Capital.

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United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

With a strong presence on both coasts, as well as internationally out of Frankfurt and London, Arnold & Porter is well placed to advise a wide roster of banks, investment managers and broker-dealers across the panoply of regulatory compliance, transactional and legislative issues impacting their businesses, both from a purely domestic perspective as well as internationally. Team head David Freeman has significant federal and state banking and securities law expertise and continues to advise First Republic Bank across a range of ongoing regulatory compliance issues associated with Dodd-Frank, as well as on the regulatory implications surrounding new products and product extensions. Robert Azarow regularly handles financial services M&A matters and recently acted for Astoria Financial Corporation on its $2.2bn merger with Sterling Bancorp. With assistance from senior counsel Patrick Doyle, Azarow also continues to represent TIAA, one of the country’s largest diversified financial services firms, across a myriad regulatory issues associated with the expansion of its banking operations. Noted for his consumer finance expertise, Michael Mierzewski regularly advises clients on their dealings with the CFPB. Other recommended practitioners include Brian McCormally, Richard Alexander, Michael Mancusi and Christopher Allen. Clients include Charles Schwab, JPMorgan Chase and First Citizens Bank & Trust Company.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

    - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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