The Financial Services industry punches above its weight in the kind of work we thrive on, generating a disproportionate number of complex—and exceptionally high stakes—disputes across the country and around the world. Comprising Asset Management, Banking and Securities, Insurance, Private Equity and Venture Capital sectors, Financial Services has become a key focus of our national practice.
In our first decade, Susman Godfrey deployed the team that pioneered “lender liability” in an epic battle between members of a legendary Texas oil family and a dozen of the world’s largest banks. Since then, our broad and sophisticated understanding of the financial services industry has grown with the firm. Lawyers in our Los Angeles office have taken the lead nationally in disputes involving the $600 billion life insurance sector. Opening on the eve of the 2007-09 financial crisis, our New York office quickly became a magnet for matters involving Wall Street firms that are either prosecuting or defending against claims seeking many billions of dollars. Seattle, likewise, has handled a broad range of disputes in the Silicon Valley, the Seattle area, and elsewhere involving venture capital firms, entrepreneurs and venture capital-backed companies, and the various novel financial services markets relating to cryptocurrencies and blockchains.