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Bernard Garbutt represents clients in class, derivative, and individual actions in the securities and investments area. Advising on securities law and claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and consumer fraud, among other matters, Bernie represents banks, broker-dealers, investment firms and advisors, and public and private companies. Currently, he represents large financial institutions in a variety of actions arising out of the mortgage loan crisis. Bernie is a member of Morgan Lewis’s Class Action Working Group.
Bernie is also a member of the firm’s LIBOR working group, focusing on litigation that may arise concerning the transition. The LIBOR working group tracks and distils skilled market knowledge on LIBOR transition around the world. The working group acts as the firm’s go-to resource on LIBOR transition across a range of jurisdictions and practice areas and continues to track evolving deadlines in relation to LIBOR replacements.
In addition to his work with financial institutions, Bernie represents clients in product liability and environmental contamination lawsuits—both individual and class actions—that involve asbestos, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, fuel, chemicals, manufacturing, and computer software.
Bernie also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, in class, derivative, and individual actions that involve claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation, consumer fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and the duty of good faith and fair dealing, tortious interference with contract or business relations, conversion, and fraudulent conveyance, among others.
Bernie’s experience in the securities and investments area includes the following representations:
Bernie’s experience in the products liability and environmental area includes the following representations:
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices – defense, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member and Lead Articles and Book Reviews Editor, Connecticut Law Review