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With vast experience in financial services litigation, Susan has a deep hands-on understanding of litigation facing the financial services industry. She is known for her strategic partnership with clients and effective advice and counsel on complex and difficult business and litigation matters.

Please join Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his colleagues and fellow Partners Mary Zinsner and Susan Flint as they discuss the current landscape of wire fraud scams in the financial services industry. Topics include:

  • Wire fraud scams, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud, and the potential liability of banks;
  • How banks should

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The first

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A recent decision out of the Northern District of Illinois should help banks defend against increasingly common claims involving fraudulent wire transfers. In Trivedi v. Bank of America, et al., the district court granted the defendant banks’ motions to dismiss, holding that the plaintiff’s common law claims were preempted by the Illinois Uniform Commercial

A federal district court in New Jersey recently dismissed a complaint against a bank filed by a commercial customer duped by a business email compromise incident. The case involved four wire transfers totaling $1.4 million dollars. The court found that even though the customer was tricked by a fraudster into initiating the transfers, the wires

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A Texas lawyer maintained an IOLTA deposit

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