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Peter C. Harrar, a partner in the firm, has extensive experience in complex securities and commercial litigation on behalf of individual and institutional clients.
He has represented investment funds, hedge funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors in a variety of individual actions, class actions and disputes involving mortgage-backed securities and derivative instruments. Examples include In re EMAC Securities Litigation, a fraud case concerning private placements of securitized loan pools, and Steed Finance LDC v. LASER Advisors, Inc., a hybrid individual and class action concerning the mispricing of swaptions.
Over the years, Mr. Harrar has also served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous securities class and derivative actions throughout the country, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors and corporations. Recent examples are some of the largest recoveries achieved in resolution of derivative actions, including American International Group Consolidated Derivative Litigation)($90 million), and Bank of America/Merrill Derivative Litgation ($62.5 million).
Mr. Harrar is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, and of Columbia Law School (J.D. 1984).
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