Diamond McCarthy has a global reputation and track record for resolving financial disputes involving the most significant, complicated and cutting-edge issues. Our skilled trial lawyers prosecute and defend litigation covering the entire gamut of sophisticated financial matters, including highly difficult cases where the trail goes in and out of the U.S., involves complex fraudulent schemes or is linked to wrongdoing by corporate insiders and professional services firms.
Our team represents diverse clients across the financial and commercial sectors, including private equity and hedge funds, venture capital firms, regional and community banks, foreign banks, mutual funds, real estate investment trusts, corporations and high-net-worth entrepreneurs. We also guide trustees, liquidators, creditors’ committees, financial entities and other clients through insolvency litigation involving complicated financial transactions and all kinds of distressed debt owned by major banks and other creditors.
Diamond McCarthy serves as lead trial counsel in national and global financial litigation concerning a broad range of challenging matters, including:
- Credit Default Derivative Swaps
- Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs)
- Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs)
- Asset-Backed Securities
- Bank Holding Company Issues
- Lender Liability
- Distress Debt Issues
- Breach of Loan Agreements, Guarantees & Other Debt Obligations
- Lender & Borrow Fraud
- Ponzi Scheme & Other Financial Fraud
- Director & Officer Liability
- Professional Malpractice – Accounting, Legal, and Others
- Breach of Fiduciary Duties
- Aiding & Abetting
- Anti-Money Laundering Issues
Priority of Being Conflict Free
Diamond McCarthy is one of the few go-to firms for clients that need to litigate aggressively against national and global banks that are secured creditors in corporate bankruptcy matters or parties in other financial and commercial disputes. Our firm has put an emphasis on not representing mid-to-large banks in any capacity to ensure we are conflict free in pursuing claims against them. Indeed, it is one of the most significant components of our practice.
Our Deep Trial Experience and Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Our dedicated team is comprised of highly accomplished trial lawyers, not just litigators, and virtually all of our partners have substantial experience trying complex, high-stakes cases. We are not strangers to the courthouse, a fact that is well-known to adversaries and enhances our prospects of reaching an effective resolution before trial.
We also follow a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing sophisticated financial and accounting transactions. Many of our lawyers have backgrounds as CPA’s, certified fraud examiners and Wall Street finance professionals or hold MBA’s and business degrees in finance and accounting from the nation’s top universities. We are fluent in the language of financial, accounting and valuations, which allows us work as a team and create efficiencies, enhanced work product and value for our clients.