Co-Chair, Financial Services and Banking practice group. Represents directors, lawyers and auditors in investigations, malpractice and securities litigation. Financial Times: “Villa … has a reputation for being the lawyer that law firms turn to when in a spot of bother.” Washington Post: “Villa … [is] the lawyer … that lawyers and law firms turn to when they’re in trouble…” American Lawyer: “[P]erhaps the premier [legal] malpractice defense lawyer in the nation.” Represents many top law firms but won’t identify clients. Authored three treatises, two involving banking litigation and textbook on legal ethics.
Former Executive Committee Member. Professor, Georgetown Law School.