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Bracewell represents U.S. and international banks, thrifts, trust companies, broker-dealers, specialty finance organizations, and private equity groups. Our financial institutions litigation practice draws upon the firm’s full global resources in areas of the law that directly impact financial institutions. 

We have years of broad and diverse experience representing financial institutions and financial services industry clients in complex litigation matters involving:

  • Consumer class actions
  • Securities class actions
  • Priority disputes
  • Syndication and participation agreements
  • Breach of loan agreements
  • Wrongful denial of credit
  • Enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements
  • Acquisition and disposition of distressed loans to third parties
  • Ponzi scheme and investment fraud litigation
  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • Traditional lender liability claims

We work closely with our financial institutions transactional and regulatory attorneys to advise our clients of current regulatory, statutory and consumer protection issues that could pose a litigation risk to the financial services industry. In cooperation with our transactional and regulatory attorney colleagues, we provide counseling on relevant risks to help avoid litigation.

Efficient representation
In every matter we handle, we develop a strategic plan that aligns with the goals and meets the expectations of our clients in the most efficient manner possible, whether by litigation, arbitration, mediation, or settlement. At the same time, our attorneys know that one key to the successful resolution of a litigation matter is to be prepared to vigorously represent our clients’ interests all the way to trial and through the appellate process. From early case evaluation until a matter is settled or tried, our attorneys thoroughly and efficiently prepare every litigation matter for trial.