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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

Herbert Washer

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Position

Herbert S. Washer is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation practice group concentrating on the defense of complex securities, derivative-related and commodities matters involving civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings. He represents institutions and individuals in federal and state courts, before regulatory bodies and in internal investigations in matters concerning accounting fraud, derivative products, commodities and securities trading, market manipulation, banking and price-fixing. He is also a member of Cahill's Executive Committee.

Education

IIndiana University, B.S., 1988
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1991, cum laude, Editor, Boston University Law Review


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within the team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, 'all practitioners are specialized in antitrust and are experienced litigators'; 'their grasp on the legal and factual issues of the case is always impeccable and they are incredible at what they do'. The 'outstanding' Herbert Washer has recently led advice to Credit Suisse in several class actions filed against the major investment banks, including those arising from the investigations into alleged Libor and forex manipulation. Practice head Elai Katz and Lauren Rackow are 'both outstanding legal professionals' and 'very responsive and provide very clear, accurate and pragmatic advice'.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's team, which is led from New York by Herbert Washer, assists broad variety of corporations and individuals with government investigations and enforcement matters. In Washington DC, Bradley Bondi represented Tesla in the SEC enforcement action following on from statements its CEO, Elon Musk, made on Twitter about taking the company private. Together with Bondi, New York's Nola Heller is representing Thomas Whittle, who was indicted in the Southern District of New York on fraud charges and in parallel civil charges lodged by the SEC. In another matter, New York's Brockton Bosson assisted the American Ballet Theater with an internal investigation into misconduct by its former principal dancer. Anirudh Bansal and David Wishengrad in New York are also notable practitioners.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Herbert Washer heads the litigation department at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, which stands out for its strength in securities, antitrust and insurance disputes and is a 'national leader the First Amendment space'. In a recent highlight, a team led by Bradley Bondi in Washington DC prevailed on behalf of client Global Power (now Williams Industrial) at the Northern District of Texas when the court dismissed, with prejudice, a putative shareholder class action. Charles Gilman and Tammy Roy acted for UBS entities and UBS spokesman Peter Stack in a high-profile defamation action brought by a former employee; the Supreme Court of New York granted the team's motions and dismissed the complaint. Joel Kurtzberg, Penny Windle and Landis Best are key contacts. Mentioned attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Herbert Washer - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has a strong standing among investment banks, asset managers and hedge funds, though it also represents many blue-chip corporates in  securities litigation. The firm is lead defense counsel for major investment banks including Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in high-profile cases. Charles Gilman and David Januszewski acted for Deutsche Bank in a securities fraud class action, in which plaintiffs allege that statements concerning the Bank’s AML procedures and control environment were materially false and misleading. Star partner Herbert Washer represented Credit Suisse in civil litigation arising from alleged manipulation of Libor, in which the firm was praised for 'pursuing some unique theories and clearing many cases with novel thinking'. 'Client service is what counts and the firm responds to clients' needs', says one source. Also recommended are David Wishengrad, up-and-coming partners Sheila Ramesh and Jason Hall, and Washington DC-based regulatory enforcement specialist Bradley Bondi. Unless otherwise stated, lawyers are based in New York.

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