Herbert S. Washer
Mr. Washer is a member of Cahill's Litigation Group concentrating on the defense of complex securities, derivative-related and commodities matters involving civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings. He represents institutions and individuals in federal and state courts, before regulatory bodies and in internal investigations in matters concerning accounting fraud, derivative products, commodities and securities trading, market manipulation, banking and price-fixing.
Mr. Washer currently serves as lead counsel representing major financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters, including civil, criminal and/or regulatory enforcement actions involving the CDO, ARS and CDS markets, alleged commodities market manipulations, and the setting of LIBOR rates. He also represented Merrill Lynch in all criminal, regulatory and civil matters arising out of the collapse of Enron.
Mr. Washer is recognized as a leading securities litigator by the major lawyer ranking directories including Chambers USA, Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?. He is an author and frequent lecturer on securities litigation and government investigations.
Mr. Washer received his law degree from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, in 1991, and his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1988.