Banking & Finance
The Banking and Finance group specializes in the defense of large national, regional and community banks, and other financial institutions. The firm defends clients against claims based on account and check fraud, including large embezzlement claims involving commercial accounts. Our lawyers have an outstanding record establishing no liability on behalf of financial institutions and significantly limiting exposure on fraud claims. They also represent banks and financial institutions in deposit account disputes, particularly involving corporate accounts. Our attorneys successfully defend banks against claims of false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution arising from fraud investigations. They have defended complex class action lawsuits involving the satisfied security deeds.
Our Banking and Finance group defends banking and lending institutions against allegations of discriminatory lending or employment practices. We also litigate cases involving the Truth in Lending Act, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Fair Business Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Our lawyers concentrate on representing clients in litigation in these areas:
- Negligence and Forgery
- Account Embezzlement
- Employment Discrimination and Harassment
- False Arrest - Malicious Prosecution
- FINRA Arbitration
- Directors and Officers Liability
- Investment Management
- Lending - Mortgage and Commercial
- Appellate Practice
Articles and publications
- The Last Hurrah for Last Clear Chance?
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Illinois’ Approach to Non-Parties and Settling Defendants and the Apportionment of Fault
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Tinkering Toward Utopia Leads to Complexity in Connecticut
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form: Arkansas’ Evolving Apportionment Rules
- Skeletons as Party Favors
- Damages: A View From the Defense Perspective
- Long-Arm Jurisdiction in Georgia