Seth Taube is firmwide chair of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation Practice Group and head of the Trial Section in the New York office of Baker Botts. Mr. Taube handles securities and commercial litigation, SEC and state attorney general defense, corporate governance and white collar criminal defense matters in federal and state courts. He has also handled bankruptcy litigation and energy disputes.
Mr. Taube has defended senior executives, investment bankers and financial services institutions in SEC, state attorney general, DOJ and FINRA inquiries; acted as liquidator’s lead counsel for a significant hedge fund collapse; has defended senior management of a leading stock research company in SEC investigations; and has handled financial restatement cases, FCPA inquiries, option back dating investigations, mortgage backed securities matters and inquiries of major mutual funds and their senior executives by the SEC and state attorneys general. Mr. Taube has extensive experience in securities-related regulatory and internal investigations as well as securities and international arbitrations.
Mr. Taube served as Branch Chief of Enforcement at the New York Regional Office of the SEC. He was awarded the Manuel Cohen Distinguished Lawyer Award by the Commissioners in 1982 and served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Securities Crime Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Taube is currently teaching International Trade Law at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law as an adjunct Professor of Law, and has taught courses on mergers, acquisitions and corporate litigation at Seton Hall Law School. He was also general counsel of an investment bank and member of the New York Stock Exchange.