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William Reckler

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William Reckler is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and Co-chair of the New York Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Reckler is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations, Securities Litigation & Professional Liability and Corporate Governance Practice Groups, focusing his practice on government defense and investigations, securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, and civil and criminal False Claims Act matters.

United States: Dispute resolution

Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Strengthened by numerous lateral hires over the past 12 months, such as Joseph Serino and Eric Leon from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Nicholas McQuaid and Leslie Caldwell from the government, where McQuaid served as deputy White House counsel and Caldwell was assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s criminal division, Latham & Watkins LLP is increasingly well-equipped to handle big-ticket finance-related disputes proceeding across numerous fronts, including regulatory enforcement actions and private litigation. The ‘very practicalJeff Hammel is ‘well-informed and thoughtful across a wide range of issues affecting financial institutions’ and alongside Richard Owens continues to represent the British Bankers’ Association in the US litigation relating to its alleged role in Libor manipulation. Together with William Reckler and lawyers from the firm’s German offices, Owens was a pivotal member of the team that represented Deutsche Bank in the high-profile DOJ investigation into alleged fraudulent behaviour relating to the bank’s sale of RMBS in the lead up to the financial crisis. Miles Ruthberg is noted for his defense of accountancy firms. Kathryn Ruemmler is also recommended.

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