Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005-1702
Herbert S. Washer is the Chair of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. Herb concentrates his practice on the defense of complex securities, derivative-related and commodities matters involving civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings. He represents institutions and individuals in federal and state courts, before regulatory bodies and in internal investigations in matters concerning securities and commodities trading, derivative products, market manipulation, banking, price-fixing and accounting fraud.
Mr. Washer currently serves as lead counsel representing major financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters, including civil, criminal and/or regulatory enforcement actions involving the setting of LIBOR and other reference rates, alleged manipulation of the markets for FX and various government bonds, the development of exchange trading for OTC products, and alleged wrongdoing in the CDO, ARS and CDS markets. He also represented Merrill Lynch in all criminal, regulatory and civil matters arising out of the collapse of Enron.
Mr. Washer is recognized as a leading litigator by the major lawyer ranking directories including Chambers USA, Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500. He is an author and frequent lecturer on securities litigation and government investigations.