The United States v. Heinz Ruling: Expansive FIRREA Liability for Financial Institutions

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
W. Clark Goodman
Jennifer M. Wollenberg
S. Penny Windle
Geoffrey Graber


About Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Womble Carlyle is a full-service business law firm with a focus on innovative solutions to client needs. Founded in 1876, Womble Carlyle serves clients nationally and globally with more than 550 attorneys in 14 offices located in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and West Coast. 

In 1879, Wachovia Bank was chartered in the offices of Glenn and Watson – the law firm now known as Womble Carlyle.  While the firm’s name has changed in the intervening years, its service to financial institutions has remained constant.  The practice that began with the formation of Wachovia Bank in 1879 now includes a wide range of complex services for all types of financial institutions, from bank formation and mergers to corporate and syndicated lending, regulatory compliance, risk management, data security, and litigation.


About Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s lawyers provide advice to clients regarding their most critical legal and business needs. Fried Frank’s False Claims Act and FIRREA attorneys have extensive experience in every facet of the civil False Claims Act, and have been on the cutting edge of litigation and debate about the interpretation and scope of both statutes – the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989.  The Firm regularly represents financial industry, defense, healthcare, and other government contractors in high stakes cases.  The Firm’s False Claims Act and FIRREA practitioners also assist and represent entities not normally associated with federal and state fraud investigations, such as municipal airport authorities, computer manufacturers, private and state universities, academic medical centers, import and export companies, major accounting and consulting firms, magazine publishers, and oil and gas exploration companies.


About Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Cahill is among the most successful law firms in the world. With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill is trusted by market-leading financial institutions, companies and their boards to manage significant litigation, regulatory matters and trans-actions.  Based in New York, Cahill also has offices in London and Washington, D.C.


About Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

For over 40 years, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been a pioneer in plaintiff class action lawsuits on behalf of victims of such abuses.  By creating a group or class, individuals join to fight companies in court and enhance their ability to fight corporations who often have larger resources.  As one of the premier firms in the country handling major complex class actions, Cohen Milstein, with over 80 attorneys and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a firm that specializes in cases concerning Antitrust, Catastrophic Injury, Civil Rights & Employment, Commercial Contingency, Consumer Protection, Employee Benefits, Ethics and Fiduciary Counseling, Human Rights, Managed Care Abuse, Product Liability, Public Client, Securities Fraud, and Whistleblower/False Claims Act litigation.