Massey & Gail represents financial institutions in litigation (including in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals) and provides industry-specific advice regarding regulatory and business issues. Frequently, major financial institutions engage our firm to provide pre-litigation or dispute-related strategic counseling in areas of evolving technology or regulatory scrutiny. Financial institutions have also turned to us for tax, real estate, employment, and other matters.
Our frequent work with multiple financial institutions gives us an industry fluency that allows us to get up to speed swiftly on particular matters and relevant issues. We more quickly and efficiently understand how best to handle our financial clients’ unique needs.
The firm won a defense verdict at trial and successfully defended that judgment before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving a certified class alleging an over-$750 million violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law arising from allegedly deceptive adjustable rate mortgage loan disclosures.
We represented a major financial institution in a class action settlement regarding allegedly anti-competitive interchange fees in credit card networks.
Firm lawyers prosecuted on behalf of a major financial institution breach-of-contract and conversion claims in federal court, and achieved a favorable settlement on the eve of trial after winning summary judgment on defendant’s liability.
The firm secured dismissal of a Truth in Lending Act putative class action against a major financial institution seeking over $100 million in damages. We then successfully defended that dismissal on appeal.
We secured dismissal on appeal of a nationwide class action against a major financial institution alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
We defended a major financial institution in state court against breach of contract and related statutory claims related to a massive financial fraud perpetrated by the financial officer of one of the institution’s customers.
Firm lawyers provided strategic counseling advice to a major financial services company regarding emerging issues related to online and mobile payment platforms.
We provided strategic advice to major financial institutions regarding contractual relationships with vendors and business partners as well as regulatory requirements.
We regularly try high-stakes, complex cases across the country in every type of forum—state and federal courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution proceedings—with great success. Our decades of experience in the courtroom, plus our deep bench of seasoned attorneys, give us uncommon litigation firepower. We are often asked to step in to try an already pending case after a client reexamines its trial team.
We have briefed and argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit, and innumerable state courts. We handle appeals in every conceivable scenario—where our firm conducted the trial below and where we didn’t; where we are hired to replace existing counsel and where we are asked to work cooperatively alongside them. Whatever the circumstances, we provide a valuable, fresh appellate perspective and deliver excellent results for our clients.
We regularly represent clients before federal agencies and in state administrative and regulatory proceedings. We often use those proceedings as tools to resolve our clients’ business issues as an expeditious and cost-effective alternative to litigation. We also assist clients in submitting comments to proposed rules, meeting with government officials, and challenging agency rules after adoption. In addition, we have prepared court of appeals and U.S. Supreme Court briefs on important questions of administrative law.
We help clients understand and evaluate the costs and benefits of different options for resolving the issues they face. We understand that litigation is often the last resort rather than the first choice, and we strive to formulate out-of-the-box strategies for meeting client needs in a cost-effective and timely way. Our nimble teams of experienced attorneys identify innovative solutions where other firms cannot. We also help our in-house clients manage outside counsel in particularly large or fast-paced matters.