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.
We work closely with our general Investment Management Group, which, for the last three decades, has represented many of the largest asset management firms in their key matters. Our group’s capabilities have been cited regularly by The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States and IFLR 1000.
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 2017 Litigation Department of the Year competition, named the 2016 “Law Firm of the Year” for Commercial Litigation and named in the top tier for commercial litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017. In 2017, for the seventh consecutive time, Skadden was named to the BTI Consulting Group’s list of top litigation law firms. “The BTI Fearsome Five” includes the five elite law firm litigation practices that general counsel would “least want to face across the table in litigation” as identified in a survey of more than 300 corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies.