James E. Gauch

Jim Gauch handles complex federal litigation, crisis management, and regulatory compliance issues, with emphasis on U.S. jurisdiction over foreign companies and individuals, bank and securities fraud, and federal regulation of financial and commodities markets.

Jim has litigated complicated tort claims involving such matters as the 2008 mortgage crisis, the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Firestone Wilderness tire recall, and the demise of Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Other representative matters include serving as lead counsel in a worldwide securities class action against the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese issuer, leading an internal investigation on behalf of an Asian company threatened with a U.S. securities fraud complaint, representing a major accounting firm in private securities fraud litigation and U.S. SEC investigations, and representing a financial company's foreign liquidator in a multinational bankruptcy arising from a Ponzi scheme. Jim has also litigated class certification issues and merits defenses in nationwide employment discrimination and wage-and-hour litigation, and has successfully defended a foreign government and officials against a lawsuit brought in the United States for conduct abroad. [1]