News 11 Oct. 2023
Curtis Team Instrumental in Shareholder Approval of a New Multilateral Treaty to Transform Pan-African Housing Finance Institution Shelter Afrique into a Development Bank
Event 23 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at the 52nd IDRI Professional Accreditation & Membership Programme
Event 18 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at FDI Moot Shenzhen
News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Client Alert 14 Aug. 2023
The EU’s Market in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation: The Highlights
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
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Partner Don Hawthorne offers clients twin strengths in financial litigation and antitrust counseling and litigation. His practice has a significant international element.
Mr. Hawthorne represents clients in litigation involving complex financial products and financial industry practices, from auction rate securities and finite reinsurance to RMBS, CMBS, CDS and CLOs. Mr. Hawthorne has litigated many of the major issues raised in recent years concerning structured debt, securitized assets, and indenture structures, and has served as an expert witness in related litigation.
Clients, including distressed investors, banks, financial institutions, bond insurers, trustees, and other securitization participants, rely on Mr. Hawthorne for his experience litigating novel financial legal issues. Clients find his combination of rigorous reasoning and creative insight particularly effective in litigating complex and untested contractual terms and obligations.
Mr. Hawthorne also represents private equity investors and public companies in securities and M&A litigation, including defense of securities class action and derivative suits, fiduciary duty claims, purchase price adjustments, short swing profit claims, and other takeover-related litigation. He represents parties before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and leads internal investigations.
A substantial portion of Mr. Hawthorne’s practice is dedicated to representing international parties in U.S. state and federal courts. He has a particular focus on Japan, having formed strong relationships with Japanese clients and law firms, and regularly travels to East Asia.
Mr. Hawthorne’s antitrust practice encompasses antitrust litigation, merger representation, and counseling. He has litigated federal, state, and transnational antitrust legal issues in many federal and state courts. Mr. Hawthorne has particular experience in intellectual property antitrust issues, joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements, and international antitrust litigation and enforcement.
Mr. Hawthorne represents defendants in antitrust class actions and plaintiffs and defendants in litigation with competitors, customers and suppliers. He has represented media and technology companies in standard-setting collaborations and financial services companies in antitrust challenges to financial products and business practices. He represents individuals and companies in government investigations and companies in many industries in DOJ and FTC merger reviews.
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
International and Transnational Litigation
Restructuring and Insolvency
Antitrust and Competition
Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets and Blockchain
Curtis Reviews SCOTUS Decisions Affecting International Business
Client Alert 20 Sep. 2022
Unexpected Events from Covid to Supply Chain Disruption: Implications for US Contract, Securities and Antitrust Law