Winston & Strawn represents some of the nation's largest banks and financial institutions in a wide variety of complex regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. In addition to banks and large financial services firms, our clients include broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, investment managers, funds, exchanges, and insurance companies, as well as market participants and investors.
We represent U.S. and non-U.S. firms before federal and state regulatory agencies, legislatures, and courts, as well as before arbitration panels and international tribunals, advising on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, advocating their interests in agency proceedings and policy deliberations, and ensuring the timely completion of acquisitions, mergers, and other transactions.
In the finance area, a significant component of our practice involves representing lenders in commercial loan transactions. We also have a strong practice representing participants in real estate, municipal, and energy financing transactions. In addition, we have pre-eminent capabilities representing financial services firms in their internal corporate transactional needs, from the formation of a new subsidiary or joint venture to the completion of a significant merger or acquisition.
Winston & Strawn also has one of the country's leading financial tax practices. We represent major banks from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom, and many other countries in connection with their operations in the United States.
In connection with litigation matters, our attorneys counsel leading financial services institutions in a wide variety of matters, including disputes related to consumer class actions, securities, employment, intellectual property, breach of contract, and lender liability litigation.
Representative clients in the financial services and banking sector include: Bank of America, Citigroup, Discover Financial Services, Deutsche Bank, Nuveen Investments, Applied Card Bank, UBS Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs & Co., and Wells Fargo.