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Securities and Banking Litigation

Overview

Eimer Stahl represents banks, shareholders, corporations, accounting firms, and individuals in a variety of banking and securities matters.  The firm has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies and large international banks in matters as diverse as class action securities litigation, shareholder derivative suits, and government investigations.

Representative cases include:

  • Defending a chemical company against illegal dividend and unjust enrichment claims brought by its former subsidiary, UCAR Carbon Company (UCAR Int’l v. Union Carbide Corp.)
  • Representing a Canadian media company in a number of related lawsuits and enforcement actions arising out of alleged fraud and racketeering by Lord Conrad Black and others, including a $1.25 billion lawsuit filed by its subsidiary, Hollinger International, and numerous related S.E.C. and shareholder class actions (Hollinger Inc. Litigation)
  • Defending one of a number of banks sued by United Airlines for allegedly violating federal law by collectively negotiating against United to restructure existing aircraft lease and financing arrangements (UAL v. U.S. Bank, N.A.)
  • Representing corporations, accounting firms and individuals in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and related government investigations (Singer v. Nicor and Blatt v. Corn Products)
  • Obtaining dismissal of securities class action against a financial services firm (Thomas, et al. v. UBS AG)
  • Serving as Chicago counsel for several banks and others in class action litigations, including work on a successful motion to dismiss (Korber v. Bundesrepublik Deutscheland, et aland Sullivan v. Barclays PLC, et al.)
  • Serving as Chicago counsel for a bank in complex insurance dispute involving mortgage-backed securities, including working with lead counsel to oversee all state court procedural matters (Old Republic Insurance Company v. Countrywide Bank, et al.)

Other Complex Litigation Practice Areas