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Latham & Watkins LLP
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Richard Owens is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He principally represents corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters, conducts internal investigations and advises on compliance matters.  Mr. Owens served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York from 1994 through 2006. For four years he served as Chief of its Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and supervised many of the nation's highest profile corporate fraud and insider trading prosecutions, including WorldCom, Adelphia Communications, American BankNote, ImClone Systems, Impath, Inc. and Royal Ahold, N.V. He also coordinated the office’s criminal prosecutions with parallel civil matters brought by the SEC, CFTC, the Federal Reserve Banks and state regulators.


Litigation & Trial Partner


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United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP has a varied financial services litigation practice, encompassing securities disputes, allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and market manipulation, and investigations by regulators including the SEC and CFTC as well as the DOJ. The team’s securities litigation work includes handling securities fraud claims related to IPOs and direct listings as well as RMBS litigation. In the antitrust space, the practice acts in claims of rate and market manipulation; in one prominent case, the team is representing the Saudi National Bank in litigation alleging that the bank attempted to manipulate the Qatari Riyal as a part of ongoing diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The team is led by Andrew Clubok, who works across the firm’s New York and Washington DC office, and Douglas Yatter and Joseph Serino, who are both based in New York. Clubok leads on securities litigation, with long-standing expertise in the space, while Yatter focuses on derivatives regulation and previously worked as an trial attorney at the CFTC. Serino is a highly experienced trial lawyer with expertise across corporate and commercial litigation. Richard Owens is also based in New York and is recognized for his work in investigations and white-collar crime prosecutions.