Litigation

Because of our long-standing commodities and derivatives practice, our litigators have developed a thorough understanding of commodities and derivatives products and structures and the regulation of both exchange-traded and OTC derivatives. This expertise has enabled them to achieve national and international recognition representing some of the largest commodities and derivatives trading firms in the world in connection with counterparty disputes, trade defaults, delivery failures, margin issues, liquidations, regulatory and compliance issues, government and industry investigations, insurance coverage and employment matters.

We have obtained impressive victories for our clients in state and federal courts, before regulatory agencies, and before mediators and arbitrators in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Our lawyers who practice in this area have active trial practices and have tried jury and non-jury cases in the state and federal courts in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. They have represented clients in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the various U.S. stock and commodity exchanges.

Although we are experienced and have a successful track record in trying cases to verdict, our objective in each case is to obtain the best result for our clients. Success often means the exercise of sound judgment to avoid litigation.