Dennis M.Slater


New York + 1.212.326.3958

Dennis Slater represents financial institutions and corporations in complex commercial, securities, and derivative litigations and arbitrations. In addition, he has experience in federal investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as state investigations brought by the New York Attorney General's Office (NYAG) and Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).

Dennis's representations include defending comScore and Harman International Industries in federal securities class action lawsuits, Deutsche Bank in a series of state and federal qui tam lawsuits, and Wells Fargo Bank in a residential mortgage-backed securities class action lawsuit and advising Goldman Sachs in connection with a third-party subpoena and AEA Investors in connection with a number of corporate transactions. He regularly argues in New York's state courts, including successfully arguing a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a real estate investment trust in New York State Supreme Court.

Dennis has an active pro bono practice. He was lead counsel on a Jones Day legal team in the trial of Nancy D. Saldivar v. Jose Sandoval (Kings Cty. Fam. Ct. 2018), successfully obtaining sole physical custody and "final decision-making authority" for Jones Day's client over her 3-year old daughter. He works closely with the Her Justice organization representing mothers in child custody, child support, and domestic violence proceedings.


  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Harman International Industries defends securities class actionJones Day represents Harman International Industries, Incorporated and certain of its officers and directors in a securities fraud class action lawsuit pending in the District of Columbia.
  • Interdealer broker responds to CFTC inquiry related to Dodd-Frank regulations applicable to swaps tradingJones Day represents a large interdealer broker in connection with a CFTC inquiry related to "name give up" issues.
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