Financial Crisis Advisory and Litigation

In a time when credit market turmoil could result in unprecedented losses, Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are addressing the needs of financial institutions, brokerage firms, title companies, corporate directors and officers, and public accounting firms through the firm’s Financial Crisis Advisory and Litigation Services Practice Group.

A team of lawyers from disciplines across the firm works proactively to guide clients through the vast array of emerging issues, including financial transactions, corporate, litigation, internal and governmental investigations, and bankruptcy matters. The group is also helping clients by examining their internal policies and practices.

The practice attorneys work as a coordinated unit, drawing on lawyers primarily from our hedge fund, finance, bankruptcy, broker dealer and litigation practices to analyze, advise and help clients establish contingency plans during this economic crisis. The goal is to respond efficiently and effectively to specific legal challenges that arise during these extremely fluid situations in our financial markets.

Members of the practice also consult with lawyers in our structured finance, securities, tax and derivatives practices, recognizing that a range of clients in the transactional, regulatory and litigation arenas are affected by these complex issues.

Lawyers working within Haynes and Boone’s securities and complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, white collar defense and government investigations groups have long handled matters that involve the issues that have emerged as the global subprime crisis unfolded.

Many of the issues are similar to those of the late 1980s when many Haynes and Boone lawyers were handling litigation involving the failed savings and loan industry. This is an area where we can offer our clients the advice and experience they need to successfully deal with the subprime and Wall Street collapses.