Practice Areas

Margin Call Litigation

LLFW has represented a major money center investment bank in multi-state litigation brought by two hedge funds and their management company concerning margin calls under the industry standard ISDA Master Agreement and Global Master Securities Lending Agreement.  

LLFW has substantial experience with issues tending to arise in margin call and credit support litigation relating to the financial crisis and other historical trends that have made relations between lending institutions and alternative investment companies more contentious.  LLFW has litigated contract interpretation issues relating to the valuation of collateral for margin call purposes and the ISDA dispute resolution provisions, and factual issues relating to the effect of the financial crisis on specific securities markets and technical aspects of the valuation of securities as collateral.