"[C}ompanies seek. . . its attorneys to handle some of the most complex financial litigation they encounter." - Benchmark Litigation USA
Matters involving derivatives, complex financial products and commodities form a significant part of Cadwalader's litigation practice. With a leading derivatives and structured products practice, our lawyers have counseled clients as to issues involving many novel, innovative and complex financial instruments. Our extensive knowledge of, and experience with, the development and trading of such products means that we are well-positioned to handle any litigation surrounding them quickly and efficiently.
We represent both dealers and end-users in connection with disputes relating to a variety of products including mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, CDOs, CMOs, CBOs, repos, interest rate swaps, total return swaps and credit default swaps, options, and a host of other instruments.
In addition to counseling our clients on the risks associated with particular products and alternative strategies for dealing with defaults, margin calls and similar trading issues, we represent them in regulatory inquiries and investigations involving trading in complex financial instruments.
The department has extensive experience in litigating commodities matters involving a vast array of financial instruments, including foreign currencies, U.S. and foreign government securities, and U.S. and foreign stock indices, as well as traditional agricultural, energy and physical commodities. We represent clients in claims involving accounting misstatements, insider trading, manipulations, and other instances of alleged fraudulent activity, before the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and SEC, as well as self-regulatory agencies.