Aaron Lang 

Special Counsel – Charlotte
T.+1 704 348 5145
227 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 V-CARD

Aaron Lang is a special counsel in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice on litigation and investigations for banks, investment firms and corporate clients. He has experience with securities, M&A, corporate governance, AML and other complex commercial matters.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Aaron was counsel at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, and an associate in the Financial Institutions Disputes Group in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.  Aaron also has worked at HSBC and RBC on secondment.

Aaron received his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University and his J.D. from Duke University. He is admitted to practice in New York and North Carolina; before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the Western, Eastern, and Middle Districts of North Carolina; and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Aaron is a member of the Duke Charlotte Regional Board and the Duke Law Charlotte Board.  He previously served on the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team and on the Junior Board of Let’s Get Ready!

Representative Matters

  • Prompted voluntary dismissals of two securities fraud cases against The Fresh Market through motions to dismiss.
  • Won motion to dismiss and Second Circuit appeal in Madoff-related suit against hedge fund Meridian Capital Partners.
  • Won trial in bankruptcy/fraudulent transfer litigation against Dupont pension trust.
  • Successfully mediated claim that bank facilitated $9 billion money laundering scheme.
  • Seconded to HSBC to defend against DOJ-imposed AML/sanctions compliance monitor.
  • Seconded to the Regulatory Management group in RBC’s Wealth Management business.
  • Conducted global investigations for major banks, including FX and AML investigations.
  • Won motion to dismiss unfair competition claims against waste hauling company Rubicon Global.
  • Won trial on behalf of former President and minority shareholder in corporate governance dispute involving claims of expropriation of equity and embezzlement.
  • Won motion to dismiss in lawsuit against major bank relating to aircraft leasing.

  • Defended JPMorgan’s former private equity arm in litigation over aborted acquisition that settled.
  • Defended numerous corporate clients and investment banks in securities and M&A litigation.
  • Conducted global investigation for major bank relating to the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers.
  • First-chaired federal jury trial in prisoner’s rights case.
  • Advised financial institution in connection with potential claims relating to Facebook IPO.
  • Won key motion for partial summary judgment in trade secret case against LendingTree.
  • Litigated private equity limited partnership dispute until settlement on the eve of trial.
  • Won motion to compel arbitration in federal court for Warburg Pincus.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in numerous lawsuits relating to alleged tax shelters.
  • Won key aspects of motion to dismiss lawsuit against insurance company, prompting settlement.



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