McGuireWoods LLP announced today it has continued to expand its financial services litigation practice in New York with the arrival of Jeffrey J. Chapman, a veteran litigator joining the firm as a partner.
Chapman joins the firm after spending 12 years in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, the last five as a partner. At McGuireWoods, he will focus his practice on representing institutions and individuals across a broad range of financial services litigation matters that include securities litigation, regulatory enforcement and white-collar defense and investigations.
Chapman’s arrival comes at a time of rapid expansion of the firm’s litigation capabilities in New York. Partners Michael Simes and Laurent Wiesel both joined the firm within the past several months.
“We are very excited to have an attorney of Jeff’s caliber joining McGuireWoods,” said Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods. “He brings with him a wealth of experience in financial services litigation and we are looking forward to utilizing that experience for our clients as we continue to expand our capabilities in the financial services sector.”
Notably, Chapman led the representation of a large financial institution in multiple state and federal actions brought by purchasers of CDs issued by Stanford International Bank, owned by Allen Stanford. Chapman also represented a large foreign financial institution in an investigation by the SEC and securities regulators in five states concerning the sale of unregistered securities and broker-dealer licensing matters. Chapman also represented a large software company in a private antitrust case and was part of a team that achieved a favorable settlement following a three-month jury trial. Chapman earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1998 and is a 1995 graduate of Cornell University.
“I am very excited to be joining McGuireWoods, especially at a time of such rapid growth for the firm,” said Chapman. “Financial services litigation is a challenging and rapidly changing field. I am looking forward to joining McGuireWoods as it continues to meet those challenges for its clients, not just here, but across the country as well.”