The investment management litigators at Skadden are frequently called on by investment advisers, private and registered investment funds, investment banks, broker-dealers and diversified financial service firms to tackle their most significant disputes and regulatory matters.
Our civil litigation experience covers the full range of issues that asset managers may find themselves faced with, including a wide variety of disclosure litigation, ERISA claims, class actions, derivative lawsuits, securities litigation, general business litigation, fiduciary duty litigation and litigation brought under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act.
Our experience extends beyond the courtroom, as we are equally adept in handling the regulatory issues that arise for our clients. We have represented funds, advisers and broker-dealers in state and federal regulatory actions relating to investment management, distribution, operations and whistleblower issues, including SEC-related actions and enforcement proceedings; CFTC investigations; FINRA investigations and enforcement proceedings; criminal insider trading and market manipulation investigations; and inquiries by the FDIC and NYSE. Our experience also includes representing asset managers in investigations by state regulators around the country.
In addition to this deep industry experience, our investment management litigation team is part of our broader Litigation Group, which has been widely recognized for our successes on behalf of clients, including being selected as a finalist in The American Lawyer’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year competition and named a finalist for general litigation in the New York Law Journal’s 2019 and 2020 Litigation Department of the Year competitions. In 2019, for the ninth consecutive time, Skadden was named to the BTI Consulting Group’s list of top litigation law firms: The BTI Fearsome Foursome. We also were named the 2016 Law Firm of the Year for Commercial Litigation and in the top tier for commercial litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019.