Milbank LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for over 150 years. Milbank is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
The firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments. Milbank’s lawyers meet the needs of our clients by offering a highly integrated and collaborative range of services across key practice groups throughout our global network. Milbank’s integrated practice is underpinned by our attorneys’ acknowledged technical excellence, sectoral expertise and a strong tradition of innovation and client service.
Milbank’s key areas of practice include: Corporate, Finance, Financial Restructuring, Litigation and Arbitration, Securities, Tax, and Trusts, Estates and Exempt Organizations. Milbank’s lawyers have extensive experience in particular industries, including: Aviation, Biotechnology, Finance, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Power and Energy, Renewable Energy, Space and Satellite, Technology, and Telecommunications.
With 35 litigation partners and nearly 200 attorneys, Milbank litigators serve as lead counsel in some of the largest, most significant and highest profile disputes in the world. The Firm regularly represents clients in “bet the company” cases ranging from multi-jurisdiction securities litigations to white collar/regulatory investigations to complex disputes involving intellectual property, international arbitration, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, and other commercial litigation.
The attorneys in Milbank’s Litigation Department pride themselves on being trial lawyers. We frequently try cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals in many different kinds of matters. Our lawyers have tried prominent cases involving federal securities laws, patent infringement, corporate control contests, accounting fraud and financial restructuring.
We tailor our strategies to each client’s goals and risks. Crucial to our Firm’s effective representation of clients is our development, at the outset of a case, of an approach that will maximize a client’s likelihood of success and reduce its risk exposure. Our department has the ability to respond to a crisis facing a client by assembling an integrated team of attorneys who are able to explore a wide range of strategic alternatives, from pursuing a consensual resolution to seeking immediate recourse to courts, where appropriate.
We routinely represent major US and non-US corporations. Clients of note include: Ambac Assurance, Auven Therapeutics, AXA, Broadcast Music, Inc., Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc., Cerberus Capital Management, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Helix Generation, LLC, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Financial, Morgan Stanley, Rabobank and VEREIT.
With over 100 lawyers in six offices, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized as a ‘class-action powerhouse’ (Forbes); ‘the most effective law firm in the United States for lawsuits with a strong social and political component’ (Inside Counsel Magazine); and one of ‘America’s 25 most influential law firms’ (The Trial Lawyer).
For over 45 years, Cohen Milstein has fought corporate abuse, pursuing litigation on behalf of individuals, whistleblowers, public entities and other institutions in cases that have raised challenging, significant and often novel issues. The firm specializes in holding corporate malefactors accountable for their actions, despite the fact that they often have considerably more resources at their disposal than those injured by their misconduct. Cohen Milstein has earned its reputation by winning complex cases that other law firms typically choose to avoid. The firm has litigated numerous groundbreaking cases, resulting in landmark decisions on previously untried issues involving price fixing, securities, consumer rights, civil rights and other far-reaching matters.
The breadth of the firm’s expertise differentiates it from other plaintiffs’ firms. Working together, Cohen Milstein attorneys benefit from their collective knowledge and experience, which often allows the firm to take a more creative approach to the issue at hand. Cohen Milstein litigates across a wide range of practice areas, including the following:
Civil Rights & Employment
Complex Tort Litigation
Ethics & Fiduciary Counseling
Securities Litigation & Investor Protection
Whistleblower/False Claims Act
The firm is based in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Raleigh, NC.
Sophisticated clients worldwide entrust us with their formidable disputes for a single reason–our remarkable track record. Clients seek our advice on high-stakes litigation, cross-border disputes, as well as government and internal investigations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation: Clients turn to us for our record of success in handling high-stakes antitrust disputes, investigations, and achieving regulatory clearance for the largest and most complicated transactions.
Bankruptcy: Our practice covers all aspects of bankruptcy-related litigation–from disputes over plan confirmation to tender liability and equitable subordination claims to issues arising out of insurance disputes and mass tort-related bankruptcies.
Funds Compliance, Regulatory and Investigations: Our team includes attorneys with decades of experience in the funds industry, former senior SEC officials, federal prosecutors, and a former PE CCO, who draw upon their deep experience to advise clients on a broad spectrum of critical regulatory and compliance issues.
Government and Internal Investigations: Large and small companies and their boards, audit and special committees, officers and directors, and other individuals regularly turn to us for advice on a wide range of criminal, regulatory, congressional and other sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations.
Insurance and Reinsurance: Clients benefit from our experience as the leading firm representing the interests of both ceding companies and reinsurers in litigations and arbitrations throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.
Intellectual Property: Clients seek our advice in high-stakes, “make it or break it” IP disputes and rely on our broad array of substantive experience in both litigation and transactional matters to help them protect their interests.
International Arbitration: We have a track record of success in taking cases on behalf of multinational corporations across the globe through trial and final awards in major international arbitration venues globally.
International Regulatory and Compliance: With increased activism and cross-border cooperation between enforcement and regulatory agencies, we represent the interests of clients operating in multiple jurisdictions and have advised on issues in China, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
Product Liability and Mass Tort: Since the 1970s, clients have relied on our advice as a leader in the development of product liability and mass tort law in the United States. We have taken countless product liability and mass tort cases to jury trial in state and federal courts over the years, amassing invaluable courtroom experience.
Securities: For decades, clients have relied on our securities litigators in the most complex, high-profile, high-stakes securities matters of the day. The country’s most respected Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions turn to us to help defend against headline-making allegations.
Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transactional matters and provides counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm advises funds and managers on an array of strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others.
The SRZ Litigation Group has extensive trial experience and a proven track record of success in complex civil and criminal matters, as well as our negotiation and dispute resolution expertise. Our unparalleled team features both leading lawyers focused on general litigation and others in highly specialized areas, including antitrust; litigation finance; securities litigation, including class actions and derivative suits; shareholder activism, proxy contest and mergers and acquisitions matters; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights disputes; labor and employment litigation; intellectual property actions; real estate; trusts & estates and family law disputes; SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement actions; federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions (anti-money laundering, OFAC and FCPA matters); and white collar criminal defense. Among our litigators are three fellows of The American College of Trial Lawyers, numerous former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, state prosecutors and senior members of the SEC Enforcement Division. In addition to the Benchmark Litigation recognition, SRZ was named “Asset Management Group of the Year” by Law360 for its leading litigation work on behalf of prominent private investment funds.