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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Gerard G Pecht

Work 713-651-5243
Norton Rose Fulbright

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Regulations, investigations, securities and compliance


United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

At Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, ‘international litigation is one of the best aspects of the firm’s capabilities’. The firm’s US litigation bench increased significantly following the 2017 merger with Chadbourne & Parke, and the New York office now has 80 litigators, many of whom handle cross-border matters. The firm advised former JP Morgan executive Javier Martin-Artajo on criminal and enforcement proceedings brought by the DOJ, the SEC and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concerning securities fraud. Another highlight was the firm’s work for BMW in multidistrict litigation concerning the recall of vehicles using Takata airbags. Gerard Pecht in Houston leads the global dispute resolution and litigation practice, while Richard Krumholz in Dallas leads the US group. Also recommended in Houston are Mark Baker and Kevin O’Gorman.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

At Norton Rose Fulbright US LLPthe level of service is excellent’. The firm has ‘a real in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical market and the oil and gas industry’, though it also represents clients in sectors such as financial services. Houston-based practice head Gerard Pecht represented oilfield technology company Flotek in a class action and SEC investigation in which plaintiffs alleged that its core software FracMax did not work as advertised. The litigation is on appeal after a motion to dismiss was granted in the Southern District of Texas. Pecht, Austin-based Mark Oakes and Washington DC-based head of SEC enforcement Kevin Harnisch are ‘excellent attorneys who provide sound legal advice in a timely manner’. Rodney Acker in Dallas and Peter Stokes in Austin are also recommended.

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