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Jones Day partner Howard Sidman selected by Law360 as 2019 MVPs

The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that one of the Firm's lawyers are among Law360's "MVPs" for 2019. The MVP awards honor elite attorneys for their successes in high-stakes litigation, significant deals, or complex global matters in the previous year. In all, Law360 named 160 MVPs, across 35 categories, from nearly 900 submissions.

Law360 will profile the Jones Day MVPs listed below in the coming weeks:

  • Howard F. Sidman, Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation (New York ) – Banking MVP 

Mr. Sidman is an experienced litigator who represents financial institutions and other companies in complex commercial disputes, including almost 10 years of litigation experience relating to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). He regularly advises clients regarding issues relating to complex structured products, including RMBS trustees, master servicers, and mortgage loan originators in connection with repurchase claims and servicing-related contractual disputes. He also advises financial institutions on the transition from the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the end of 2021.  His significant banking representations recognized by Law360 include Deutsche Bank v. Quicken Loans, Inc. where Jones Day successfully defended Quicken Loans, Inc., a mortgage lender based in Detroit, Michigan, against a suit brought on behalf of investors in an RMBS trust in New York state court. As lead lawyer, Mr. Sidman argued and won an issue of first impression for New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, with significant ramifications for the RMBS industry. In LBBW v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, et al., Mr. Sidman led the discovery, summary judgment, and other pre-trial work in connection with Jones Day’s successful summary judgment victory for Wells Fargo, defending claims that Wells Fargo fraudulently induced LBBW Luxemburg SA (LBBW) to invest in $40 million of senior notes in a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) called Grand Avenue CDO II.  The decision was affirmed on appeal to the Second Circuit. Read Howard F. Sidman's Law360 profile.