Godfrey & Kahn represents banks and other financial institutions nationwide in high-stakes litigation, including defense of multimillion- and multibillion-dollar claims.
We understand that the outcome of litigation targeting financial institutions can be vital to our client’s reputation and future. We are uniquely positioned with an interdisciplinary team of litigation attorneys that works closely with our banking, investment management, white collar and internal investigations, and bankruptcy practice groups. Together, our substantive knowledge provides clients high-quality representation in an efficient manner, whether defending litigation or developing risk mitigation strategies.
We also possess a deep knowledge of the various financial products, practices and businesses that make up the financial services industry.
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BMO Financial Group, BMO Harris Bank N.A., BMO Harris Financial Advisors and BMO Trust Company
We are frequently lead counsel for BMO Harris in a wide variety of disputes, including securities, regulatory enforcement, lender liability, real estate, Truth in Lending (TILA), RESPA, bank and mortgage fraud, and contracts.
Citigroup Global Markets
We regularly represent Citigroup in swap and derivative-related cases, trade secret and non-compete injunction proceedings, and securities litigation and arbitrations.
Prior to its bankruptcy, we regularly represented Lehman Brothers in trade secret and non-compete injunction proceedings, securities litigation and arbitrations, and real estate workouts.
We have and continue to represent Wells Fargo in defending against a variety of lender liability claims.
We regularly represent large loan servicer in real estate litigation including commercial foreclosure and workouts.
Cargill Financial Services
We defended Cargill in a federal court jury trial, obtaining a defense verdict.