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Patrick Smith leads defense of former Deutsche Bank subprime trader charged in civil FIRREA fraud suit by U.S. Attorney’s Office (EDNY)

September 12, 2017

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department charged Paul Mangione, Deutsche Bank’s former head of subprime mortgage trading, with civil fraud for conduct relating to $1.4B in securitised loans  during the 2007-2009 financial crisis.  The action is brought pursuant to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA).  In the…

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Smith Villazor LLP and DLA Piper LLP file dispositive motions on behalf of clients Yorkville Advisors, Mark Angelo and Ed Schinik in SEC enforcement action.

June 28, 2017

Patrick Smith, Rodney Villazor and Brian Burns, along with co-counsel DLA Piper, LLP, filed summary judgment and Daubert motions in the SEC enforcement, SEC v. Yorkville Advisors et al., 12-cv-7728 (GBD).  The SEC did not file any dispositive motions.  Oral argument for summary judgment is scheduled for December 14, 2017…

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Rodney Villazor serves as panelist and speaker at AABANY’s Trial Advocacy Program

March 25, 2017

Started in 2012, AABANY TAP provides participants with the chance to conduct their own opening statements and direct and cross-examinations, all while receiving valuable feedback from our experienced faculty members.  Participants are assigned a partner and receive the course materials in advance of the program.  Participants must thoroughly review the…

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Rodney Villazor to moderate Small Law Firms: Big Firm Success at ABA Professional Success Summit in Atlanta, GA (Nov. 14-16, 2016)

October 19, 2016

As described by the ABA Section of Litigation, this Professional Success Summit assembles an unsurpassed faculty of diverse talent to share the knowledge, the nuance, and the network to empower talented lawyers of all stripes to reach the top tier of their profession, in the courtroom, the boardroom, and in their business…

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