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What we do

General Practice

  • Federal-court appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Federal, Fourth & Sixth Circuits
  • State-court appeals in Maryland and Virginia
  • Federal trials in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Eastern District of Virginia

Specialized Expertise

  • Administrative Law: Suits challenging the final decisions or regulations of the United States or its federal agencies that are arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, not in accordance with law, or unconstitutional.
  • Bank and Financial-Company Regulation: Regulation by the FDIC, OCC & Federal Reserve (FED), including administrative enforcement actions--cease & desist and civil money penalty (CMP) actions--against officers and directors of financial institutions and professionals providing services to such institutions (attorney, accountants, and appraisers), post-employment contract matters (golden-parachute law under 1828(k)), capital sufficiency law, prompt corrective action and capital restoration plans, written agreements, consent orders, and more.
  • FDIC Receivership Law: Grounds for appointment of FDIC as receiver, post-receivership administrative-claims procedures for banks & thrifts including jurisdictional timeliness issues, anti-injunction statute, permissible damages for proven claims, contract repudiation authority and limitations, qualified financial contracts (QFCs), bridge banks, pass-through receiverships, deposit-insurance coverage matters, transfer of assets and liabilities, D'Oench doctrine and its statutory corollaries, payment of claims priority issues, stay of pending legal proceedings, directors & officers liability suits, professional malpractice suits, fraudulent conveyance law, and more.
  • FDIC Receivership Law under the Dodd Frank Act: FDIC's orderly liquidation authority (OLA) for systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) whose failure might trigger a financial crisis if they are resolved under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Commercial litigation: Fraud & misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty by directors and officers of corporations, breach of contract, interference with contractual business relationships, accounting, legal & appraisal malpractice, covenants not to compete, and more. 
  • Damages Suits against the United States: Negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and breach of contract and constitutional claims in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.