WHO WE ARE
Grais & Ellsworth practices a client-centric style of litigation: streamlined, leanly staffed, as speedy as the court will permit, and without the disabling conflicts that prevent large firms from pursuing claims against banks, securities dealers, and other sell-side firms in the financial markets.
We represent investors and businesses in a broad range of thorny financial and commercial disputes. For the past six years, our lawyers have been at the forefront of structured finance litigation, recovering several billion dollars for investors. We also have advised hedge funds and large asset managers on litigation strategies to address underperforming securities. More recently, we have pursued class action ERISA and antitrust cases related to the foreign exchange and health-care markets. We are also advising investors on issues raised by new and maturing financial products and services, such as marketplace lending.
Our lawyers, who were trained at and recruited from the top New York law firms, have decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of matters, among them securities (including derivatives, structured debt, and other complex instruments), insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, breaches of fiduciary duty, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and business torts. We maintain alliances with other law firms, consulting firms, and providers of state-of-the-art litigation support technology that enable us to handle cases of nearly any size and complexity. We also have established relationships with prominent litigation funding firms and can advise clients in creative approaches to funding a litigation.
Our friends in leading law firms (including in particular our many adversaries) regularly refer clients whose matters they cannot take on because of conflicts. We consider this recognition by our peers to be a strong endorsement of our work, and we acquit the trust these referring lawyers put in us by serving the clients they refer to us attentively and aggressively.