Banking and Financial Services Litigation
Our litigation partner, Andrew James Thomas, has handled over 50 cases for national and regional banks and other financial services companies. The cases have included high-stakes lawsuits alleging predatory lending practices, wrongful foreclosure, loan fraud, violation of financial privacy statutes, bank executive compensation, and international stand-by letter of credit litigation. Other cases have involved retail banking issues, such as check forgery, altered checks, fraudulent endorsements, theft of checks, and who bears the risk of loss under the Uniform Commercial Code. In addition, Mr. Thomas has provided strategic advice to banks in cases involving bank security matters, such as terrorist threats, whether to seek court restraining orders to protect bank employees, and a bank’s liability for customer injuries sustained during bank robberies. Mr. Thomas is familiar with bank practices and the business environment that banks operate in.