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Latham & Watkins LLP

885 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834, USA
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Work +1 212 906 1200
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Fax +1 212 751 4864
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Miles Ruthberg

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Work +1.212.906.1688
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Latham & Watkins LLP

Position

Miles Ruthberg is Chair of the New York Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Ruthberg has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, and Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice. He has successfully represented many major companies in their most important litigation, including securities law, class actions and complex commercial disputes with a particular emphasis on accounting issues. 


United States: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Leveraging the expertise of strong financial services regulatory, white-collar and securities litigation practices, Latham & Watkins LLP provides a 'top-notch' service to investment and commercial banks, funds and accountancy firms on many of their highest-stakes disputes. Benefiting from the expertise of numerous former high-ranking government lawyers, the team has a strong degree of credibility before the agencies, and excels at defending clients embroiled in multi-pronged agency investigations/enforcement actions and follow-on private litigation. Washington DC-based partner Andrew Clubok, who joined the firm in December 2017 from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, is representing UBS in several matters, including as a defendant in a short-selling dispute, and as a plaintiff in a case brought against Highland Capital, arising out of a failed restructured transaction for the securitization of collateralized loan obligations and credit default swaps. New York-based Richard Owens has a strong reputation in the market and continues to represent the British Bankers' Association in all US litigation regarding allegations of Libor manipulation. Also based in New York, Jeff Hammel is assisting Owens in the aforementioned matter and is a key member of the team, which also includes Washington DC-based Kathryn Ruemmler, who excels at agency enforcement matters, and New York-based partner Miles Ruthberg, who has a particular niche defending accountancy firms.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Household name corporations and financial institutions turn to the trial-ready lawyers at Latham & Watkins LLP, who are well versed in cases with potential liabilities exceeding the $1bn mark. Facebook retained San Francisco-based Elizabeth Deeley and Andrew Clubok and counsel Susan Engel in Washington DC to represent the company in several matters, including in five consolidated putative nationwide class action lawsuits filed in the Northern District of California involving claims of unfair competition. In a major victory in federal court, a trial team led by Thomas Nolan in Los Angeles acted for CashCall and its CEO in an enforcement action by the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) concerning CashCall's servicing of certain unsecured installment loans; the court rejected CFPB's claims, and the agency has appealed the ruling to the Ninth Circuit. James Brandt and Miles Ruthberg in New York receive praise. Other key figures in the team include Sean Berkowitz in Chicago, New York-based Joseph Serino and Laura Washington in Century City.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Latham & Watkins LLP's securities litigation and professional liability group had a successful year in 2018, having handled precedent-setting cases for a growing roster of blue-chip clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and large accounting firms. An example is its work for Apple in a securities class action in which the plaintiffs allege that the company is liable as a 'control person' for allegedly false and misleading statements made by one of its third-party suppliers. Miles Ruthberg and up-and-coming partner Jason Hegt in New York, along with Matthew Rawlinson in Silicon Valley, were the lead lawyers in that case. Rawlinson, Jeff Hammel in New York and Andrew Clubok in Washington DC lead the practice. Veteran litigator James Brandt in New York and Robert Perrin in Los Angeles are representing PG&E in class actions arising from the wildfires in northern California in 2017. The firm's work in the life sciences sector includes defending a class action for biopharmaceuticals company Aratana Therapeutics, in which New York partners Kevin McDonough and Jamie Wine secured a dismissal with prejudice.

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