Capable Guidance Through Financial Services Litigation
Attorney Michael J. Betts has substantial experience handling a wide range of financial services litigation matters involving banks, insurance companies and securities broker-dealers in private practice. Mr. Betts also previously served as PNC bank’s senior in-house litigation counsel. He has the knowledge and in-depth insights to efficiently and capably resolve your legal concern.
Mr. Betts can represent you in many different forms of financial services and banking litigation, including:
- Check fraud/payment issues: These cases can involve a variety of actions, including establishing check fraud liability, fraudulent wire transfers or fraudulent check payments.
- Consumer protection claims and consumer class actions: Banks and other financial institutions may be named as defendants under claims arising under various consumer protection statutes. These claims are frequently asserted as class actions.
- Fiduciary litigation: Claims for breach of fiduciary duties are frequently asserted against banks. This is especially common in instances where banks serve as a trustee or an estate’s executor.
- Lender liability claims: Lenders may face legal action if a borrower accuses them of violating their duty of good faith or breaching their fiduciary duty to the borrower.
- Securities litigation – FINRA arbitrations and disciplinary proceedings: Broker-dealers, banks, bank affiliates and insurance companies can be subject to claims for a wide range of alleged wrongdoing, including claims of securities fraud and failure to recommend suitable investments. These claims may be brought by customers of the financial institution or may be the subject of investigations, disciplinary proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state securities commissions.