Financial Institutions

Our attorneys assess and manage insurer risks in the complex and high-stakes world of financial institutions and products: investment banks, mutual funds and investment advisors, life and casualty insurance companies, banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, venture capital and private equity firms, mortgage lenders and brokers, REITS and other financial entities. WWM lawyers have an in-depth working familiarity with coverages such as errors/omissions, management liability, crime, blended, outside director, fiduciary and other specialty coverages.

We have been involved in high profile claims such as Worldcom and Enron, and the cutting edge issues such as suitability and vanishing premium claims against major life insurers, the IPO laddering litigation, market timing/late trading and contingent commission class actions, deepening insolvency, credit securitization fraud, insolvencies and other significant matters.

We handle all aspects of claims and litigation assessment, damages control, management and resolution, including mediation, arbitration, litigation and trials. Our experience includes securities class actions, individual and group sales practices actions, lender liability actions, shareholder derivative actions, security rating claims, complex business disputes and other high-exposure situations, along with related insurance coverage issues.