Porter Hedges represents U.S. and foreign banks and other financial services companies in defending against all types of claims. In trials and in arbitrations, Porter Hedges attorneys have:

  • Represented creditors in bankruptcy matters in actions brought by debtors and trustees.
  • Defended banks and lending officers against lender liability and lien priority claims.
  • Represented public and private banks in complex collection and lien enforcement matters.
  • Represented banks in fraud and other tort claims.
  • Represented financial services companies in theft of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Defended banks and major financial advisory companies and retail brokerage businesses in arbitrations regarding claims of unsuitability, churning, unauthorized trading, and other related claims.
  • Defended banks and financial institutions against claims by account holders, including fictitious payee and forged endorsement claims arising under Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Represented banks in litigation against guarantors.

Trials and Arbitration in Securities Cases

Our attorneys have tried securities cases in state and federal courts in Texas and throughout the country. This includes arbitrating securities cases before panels of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Several of our trial lawyers serve on the Panel of Arbitrators of the NASD and/or the AAA, reflecting the high regard for the firm's nationally recognized corporate and securities transaction practice.