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Matthew L. Craner

Partner

Matthew L. Craner is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Craner’s practice focuses on M&A, securities, accounting, and complex corporate and business matters, including enforcement actions and internal corporate investigations. He has extensive experience representing and counseling financial institutions, including investment banks, private equity funds and hedge funds, accounting firms, directors and senior management in shareholder class actions, derivative suits, partnership disputes, and other complex commercial litigation, as well as investigations and proceedings before the SEC and other government and self-regulatory agencies.

Selected Experience

  • Representing Barclays Capital in various litigations throughout the country in federal and state court, including with Cambridge Place Investment Management, Inc., the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, MassMutual, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Prudential Insurance Company of America, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.
  • Representing Nomura Holdings in numerous RMBS loan repurchase litigations in state and federal courts brought by trustees and monoline insurers.
  • Representing Credit Suisse in a putative class action for alleged breaches of Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 in connection with its underwriting of securities of Covisint.

Selected Speeches

  • “Recent Trends in Mortgage Backed Securities Litigation: Investor Claims & Defenses,” Faculty member at New York City Bar Association program, April 2013.
  • “Privilege Issues in Internal Investigations,” Pro Bono Legal Training to Goldman Sachs, October 2010.
  • “Securities Litigation: Stoneridge, Tellabs – Recent Developments and Decisions,” Faculty member at New York City Bar Association program, July 2008.
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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1994, magna cum laude

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