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Selected by Law360 as a “Rising Star” and by American Lawyer as its “Litigator of the Week” for a recent trial victory, Matthew Ingber is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and serves as co-lead of the practice in New York. He represents financial institutions, major corporations and individuals in complex, sensitive and high-profile litigation matters. Matthew conducts a general litigation practice before state and federal courts and arbitration panels, with cases ranging from complex commercial disputes to civil and criminal securities fraud actions and cutting edge intellectual property matters. He performs internal corporate investigations on behalf of management and audit committees, represents securitization trustees in residential mortgage-backed securities matters, represents issuers and underwriters in federal securities class actions, and represents individuals and corporations in connection with criminal investigations and related civil and administrative proceedings. Matthew has argued numerous dispositive motions and appeals, and has served as lead or co-lead trial counsel in several cases in federal and state courts. Matthew also has represented pro bono, among others, the NAACP in corporate governance matters, the City of New York, and individuals in asylum, civil rights, and death penalty cases. Matthew joined Mayer Brown in 1998.


The George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors 1998 Articles Editor, The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude with distinction 1995

United States: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Leveraging the expertise of lawyers in the US and across the most significant global financial locales of London, Frankfurt, Paris and Hong Kong, Mayer Brown has particular strength in cross-border matters, including the extraterritorial application of US law to global financial institutions, forum non-conveniens and personal jurisdiction grounds for dismissal, and foreign data protection and bank secrecy laws. Mark Hanchet regularly handles work for well-known foreign banking institutions such as HSBC, which he represents as one of the defendant banks accused under the Anti-Terrorism Act of helping Iran process billions of dollars in transfers and finance terrorists who attacked American military personnel serving in Iraq. Matthew Ingber has gained an excellent reputation in the market, particularly for his work on behalf of securitization trustees in litigation brought against them alleging a failure to adequately protect the interests of the noteholders. In a market-defining matter and one which has huge ramifications for other bank trustees going as it does to the very essence of their corporate trust business model, Ingber successfully represented Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) in a four-week bench trial (the first case to proceed to trial among the dozens pending against RMBS trustees) brought against it by insurance company Western & Southern. Christopher Houpt is also noted for his structured finance litigation expertise and had a key role in the aforementioned BNYM litigation. Steven Wolowitz continues to represent Société Générale in class action litigation surrounding its alleged role in Libor market manipulation. Lucia Nale is recommended for consumer finance-related litigation.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Mayer Brown’s New York securities litigation team is ‘highly responsive, very detail oriented and provides high-value advice from subject matter experts’. Joseph De Simone, Richard Spehr and Steven Wolowitz (who is a ‘thought leader and an expert in his field’) are the key partners in the practice. The firm, which was heavily involved in securities litigation arising from the global financial crisis, is noted for the close integration of its litigation, investigation and enforcement capabilities. Its highlights included the work of Christopher Houpt, Michael Martinez and Matthew Ingber for Bank of New York Mellon in cases related to its role as trustee of RMBS transactions. In re The Bank of New York Mellon saw the bank settle claims for $8.5bn, the largest private settlement in history, but litigation continues in regard to how the settlement is distributed. In another key case, Wolowitz advised Société Générale on class actions alleging manipulation of reference rates including Libor. Michele Odorizzi in Chicago is also recommended.

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