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Citi, Paul Weiss Take Sting Out Of SEC's $180M Settlement


After the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a $180 million enforcement action Monday against two Citigroup units accused of misleading investors ahead of the financial crisis, legal experts said the settlement has some clear winners: Citigroup and its attorneys at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. Citi agreed to pay the amount to end a long-running probe […]

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Lawyer Tackles Elder Abuse in Financial Services Industry

Beverly Hills, CA: A 2015 report produced by True Link Financial estimates that the amount lost by senior citizens through financial elder abuse in the US is at a staggering $36.48 billion annually. That number surges well past a previous MetLife Institute report in 2011 that estimated the amount to be $2.9 billion. True Link […]

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Wells Fargo faces major test of broker liability for selling F-Squared


A Wells Fargo Advisors client has asked arbitrators to recover money he says he lost investing with F-Squared Investments Inc., his lawyer said Wednesday, testing whether investors can challenge brokerage firms who sold the troubled asset manager’s products. F-Squared agreed in December to pay $35 million to settle charges it made false claims about the […]

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Vonnegut: ‘Harrowing’ Fight for Brokers Who Take On the Firm

Wall Street Journal

“When can we expect payment?” asks the soulless lawyer in a cadaverous monotone. He’s from the broker-dealer you used to work for, and he’s talking about the unpaid balance on your Employee Forgivable Loan. You go ballistic. Those clowns broke their promises. They almost destroyed your business, which is taking forever to rebuild. Now what? […]

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50 "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers" Recognized by ALM's The National Law Journal


Fifty of the top legal professionals in the U.S. have been recognized in the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers” special supplement. Released on December 22nd, the list honors individuals who have changed the practice of litigation through the use of innovative legal strategies. Each of the professionals recognized has promoted significant change in the […]

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