DEPARTMENT PROFILE

McKool Smith

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Strong litigation group noted for its representation of institutional investors acting as plaintiffs in securities litigation. Provides counsel to a number of financial institutions serving as administrators and trustees of RMBS trusts. Draws on broad experience handling complex financial litigation, as well as advising on matters such as antitrust disputes. Has a strong track record in bankruptcy-related disputes.

Strengths

Market sources highlight the firm's "good team and deep bench."

A client enthuses: "They think long-term and plan out accordingly, they are unbelievably well prepared and very smooth in court. Couple that with being user-friendly and easy to work with, and you have one hell of a litigation firm."

Work highlights

Represented Nover Ventures in a dispute over the distribution of settlement payments paid to investors in certain RMBS trusts.

Notable practitioners

Courtney Statfeld focuses on pursuing recoveries on MBS portfolios and regularly represents major institutional investors, including global banks.
"Working with Courtney is a real pleasure. She is excellent in terms of responsiveness and knowledge, particularly in the RMBS world."

Robert Scheef has a long track record of success in RMBS putback litigation. He often acts for major financial institutions in their role as trustees in such matters, and also handles cases involving other complex financial products.
"Extremely thoughtful and really creative, with a deep knowledge of this space." "A real superstar." "He's incredibly thoughtful and a very smart guy."

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Securities: Institutional Plaintiffs: Mainly RMBS Litigation


Courtney B Statfeld
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Robert Scheef
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