Find Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Steve Collins is a partner practicing in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Securities Litigation Groups. His practice focuses on (1) securities litigation, investigations and enforcement proceedings; (2) financial services litigation; and (3) transaction-based litigation, as the principal components of a commercial litigation practice. Securities Litigation and Investigations: Mr. Collins represents clients in SEC, stock exchange and state securities investigations and enfo...
Frank DeBorde is the Chair of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice and has practiced as a bankruptcy and workout lawyer for more than three decades. Mr. DeBorde regularly represents creditors in state court, bankruptcy court and federal district court. Mr. DeBorde frequently conducts complex workouts and represents creditors in bankruptcy courts nationwide. His practice also includes representing creditors’ committees in bankruptcy proceedings, handling contested foreclos...
In his role as Managing Partner and Chairman, Steve functions as the Chief Executive Officer of SGR, in charge of its day-to-day operations, while overseeing the strategic growth and direction of the firm. He is also responsible for cultivating strong relationships with firm clients by understanding their business needs and assisting with practice strategies and solutions to fulfill those needs. Steve was elected to the firm’s Executive Committee in 1992 and two years later was elected ...
With 30 years of experience, Mary Gill is the senior woman in the Securities Litigation Group. She has been lead counsel in securities litigation, financial services litigation and complex transaction-related litigation across the country. Mary is highly experienced in representing companies and financial institutions and their officers and directors in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal ...
Securities Litigation and Arbitration: Wayne has been representing securities broker/dealers and individual brokers in litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and regulatory enforcement proceedings since 1986. Mr. Hillis has tried hundreds of securities arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and other arbitration forums. He is experienced defending many different legal claims, including claims ...
Bill Holley’s clients know they can rely on him when disputes heat up. Throughout his 30+ year career, Bill has steered his clients to unparalleled success in major litigation. His creative, comprehensive approach to handling business disputes builds client confidence and engenders respect and credibility with judges and opponents. Testament to his effectiveness and client focus, Bill's clients and cases now span a wide variety of industries and disciplines. Well known for representing ...
Litigation - Banking and Finance Definition
Banking and finance litigation typically arises over specific loans, trades, transactions or financial products, or disputes and investigations concerning stock and commodities exchanges, pricing, disclosure, management, and servicing issues. However, because consumers and/or public shareholders are often involved, these industries are among the most highly regulated and scrutinized. Banks and financial services institutions, many of which are public, must comply with — and can also easily be accused of violating — any number of laws, including federal and state securities laws, Dodd-Frank, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, Credit Card and Consumer Protection laws, Truth in Lending, Equal Credit Opportunity, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts.
Banks and financial institutions often become the targets of investigative or enforcement proceedings commenced by governmental entities, including the Securities And Exchange Commission, FINRA, Department of Justice, State AGs, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, FTC, Treasury Department, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, OCC, and other regulators. Counseling companies on the potential liability and risk they face for failing to comply with relevant laws and regulations also is an essential part of the financial litigator’s role.
Financial litigators generally have experience representing corporate and individual clients in a wide spectrum of matters involving the federal securities laws, and state corporate, consumer, securities and common laws, and bankruptcy proceedings. Such matters can include, for example, shareholder class actions and derivative suits challenging the validity of disclosures and the appropriateness of transactions, as well as suits alleging insider trading, broker-dealer non-compliance, misrepresentations in financial reporting, and securities or other fraud. Financial litigators also should be experienced in the representation of corporate directors and officers in litigation arising from alleged breaches of their fiduciary and other duties. Often, the duties of officers and directors are intertwined with the substantive claims asserted against the financial entities for whom they serve.
Finally, skilled financial services litigators also regularly defend and prosecute claims arising out of complex securities, derivatives, commodities, and foreign exchange transactions in both litigation and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States and globally. Success in dealing with such claims often requires a thorough understanding of the regulations, laws, customs, and practice in various state and foreign countries.
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