Seth T. Taube

Practice Group Chair - Securities & Shareholder Litigation (Firmwide) Partner

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New York

P: +1.212.408.2655 F: +1.212.259.2455

Washington

P: +1.202.639.7815

Commercial Litigation

  • Russian Real Estate Developer: representation in Southern District of New York civil forfeiture proceedings involving Russian, Moldovan, Cypriot, Swiss and U.S. issues; matter arising from the 2012 enactment of the Sergei Magnitsky Accountability Rule of Law Act
  • Larsen Oil & Gas-representation of international energy company in adversary proceedings in the U.S., Singapore, Norway and the UK
  • Aramark Corporation-representation of Fortune 100 food service and uniform provider in various contract disputes and other matters
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.-representation of largest Chinese telecommunications company in a significant international dispute
  • Assist Fortune 100 company in Venezuelan expropriation matter
  • Wells Fargo Bank-representation as lead counsel through trial and appeal in two $100 million litigations on behalf of bond indenture trustees
  • Echostar-representation of provider of foreign TV programming in contract disputes against satellite broadcaster

SEC Investigations and Litigation

  • FINRA -Represent the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in matters involving jurisdictional and constitutional issues
  • NYSE -Represent the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (owners of the NY Stock Exchange) in market data pricing litigation.
  • NY Attorney General - Defend climate change disclosure and other Martin Act investigations
  • Insider Trading -Defending investigations for trading on non-public information, including inquiry of political consultant and inquiry of Sao Paulo, Brazil based money manager
  • Senior Management –Represent former CFO of a large public oil company in SEC internal controls inquiry and former CEO of Penn West Petroleum, Ltd. in SEC, class action and Canadian regulator matters related to restatements of financial reports.
  • Financial Services - Represent investment banker in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations; represent broker-dealer in parallel SEC and FINRA matters
  • FCPA -Representing Audit Committee of Fortune 100 company in Mexican anti-corruption internal investigation; representation of several other Fortune 100 companies in FCPA matters
  • Gibbons v. Malone -Represent media investor John Malone in Section 16(b) litigation
  • Proxy Contest for large mutual fund regarding Auction Rate Securities
  • Value Line, Inc. -Representation of Board of Directors of securities research company in SEC inquiries and spin-off transaction
  • U.S. v. Saltsman -Representation of lead defendant in criminal and SEC litigation involving “PIPE” investment vehicles
  • SEC v. Negrin -Co-counsel in first ever credit default swap insider trading case
  • Representation of the audit committees of NYSE public companies in internal investigations involving financial restatement and export regulations
  • Representation of two corporations with publicly traded securities that significantly restated their financial statements; defense of related class actions
  • Representation of CFOs of public company in both SEC inquiry and class action litigation
  • Representation of stock analyst in NYSE enforcement matter
  • Representation of senior executives of two major mutual funds in SEC and attorney general inquiries
  • Representations of senior management of a public company involving SEC and criminal investigations and of a special committee of directors in internal and government investigations of option back dating

Class Actions and Shareholder Litigation

  • Acquisition Litigation-representation of buyers and sellers of corporations in several litigations arising from private equity transactions
  • Representation of Public Company in takeover litigation
  • Representation in a class action against a national insurance broker
  • Representation of CFOs in two different class action financial restatement cases
  • Representation of a broker-dealer in a class action involving novel SLUSA issues
  • Representation of independent director in derivative action involving alleged nuclear regulatory violations