K&L Gates has more than 50 litigators spanning three continents engaged in financial services litigation. From defending consumer claims and class actions to complex international arbitrations in high-profile litigation or government investigations, K&L Gates trial teams have successfully represented regional, national, and international clients of all types and sizes in financial services disputes.
Firm clients represent all of the major financial sectors, including full-service and specialty banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, investment management, and private equity.
Resolving disputes in an efficient and productive manner is essential to our clients’ ongoing success. In addition to our extensive trial experience, we resolve cases through arbitration, mediation, and complex settlements. K&L Gates litigators also provide ongoing counsel to financial institutions on internal investigations, governmental regulatory and enforcement matters, litigation and transaction risks and exposure, and dispute-resolution mechanisms.
The U.S. National Law Journal has identified K&L Gates as a “go-to” law firm for Financial America, and Chambers USA, an independent, research-based guide to the legal profession, ranks K&L Gates as having one of the leading financial services practices in the country.
K&L Gates was ranked among top law firms as a “Standout” in Securities and Finance Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, and Routine Commercial Litigation in BTI Consulting Group’s 2015 Litigation Outlook Survey.
K&L Gates lawyers regularly defend banking, mortgage lending, and consumer financial services institutions in class actions and individual suits and also act as regional counsel in defense of alleged individual violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other consumer protection acts.
Firm lawyers have defended matters involving challenges to financial institutions under federal statutes such as the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act (including the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act and the Consumer Leasing Act), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, as well as state statutory law claims and common law claims.