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 litigation, as well as an array of regulatory and internal investigations.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Aaron was a counsel at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, and an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York. 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 Finance Committee of the Mecklenburg County Bar, 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!

Aaron was included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in recognition of his work in Commercial Litigation and Corporate Governance and Compliance Law.

Representative Matters

  • Represent former CEO of SCANA Corp. in securities-fraud litigation, derivative suits, RICO litigation and other actions arising from an abandoned nuclear megaproject. Won motion to dismiss derivative suit.
  • 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's pension trust.
  • Successfully mediated claim that bank facilitated multibillion-dollar 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 investigation for major bank relating to the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers.
  • 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 settled litigation over aborted acquisition.
  • Defended numerous corporate clients and investment banks in securities and M&A litigation.
  • 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.
  • Prevailed in arbitration to enforce settlement of dispute over sale of cryptocurrency business.

  • 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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Aaron Lang 


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • North Carolina
  • New York


  • Duke University School of Law
  • Harvard University
    B.A., cum laude