Overview of Federal Law Expertise

Substantive & Procedural Expertise

  • Challenges to Federal Statutes, Regulations, and Federal Agency Decisions (Administrative Procedure Act)
  • Constitutional Claims (Bivens Actions)
  • Contract Actions against the United States (Tucker Act)
  • Negligence Suits against the United States (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Bank & Financial Services Law
    • Enforcement actions by the Federal Banking Agencies (FDIC, OCC & FED)
    • Financial institution golden-parachute agreements
    • Bank & Financial Institution Receivership Law
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act)
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Improvement Act (FDICIA)
    • Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery & Enforcement Act (FIRREA)
    • Dodd Frank Act
    • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations and consumer financial protections
  • Business and Personal Tort Actions (negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud)
  • Criminal Law (Honest Services Fraud and Hobbs Act Extortion)
  • Sue-and-Be-Sued Federal Agencies
  • Declaratory Judgment Act
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and federal agency Touhy regulation
  • Legal and accounting malpractice
  • Waivers of sovereign immunity
  • Federal subject matter jurisdiction (Article III and prudential standing)
  • Federal preemption
  • Intervention into federal suits
  • Removal of cases from state to federal court
  • Amicus curiae representation