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Jayant W. Tambe (Jay)

Practice Leader Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation


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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. cum laude 1992); University of Toronto (B.A. in Economics with honors 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois and New York

Jay Tambe, who serves as co-leader of the Firm's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice, advises financial institutions on litigations concerning securities, derivatives, credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, and other financial products. Many of his cases involve cross-border disputes, and he is well-versed in navigating international discovery and judgment enforcement.

Jay has litigated significant claims involving CLOs, CDOs, CLNs, and other structured finance investments in the New York state and federal courts, including many precedent-setting CDO litigations. He also led the team that prevailed in the very first appeal before ISDA's external review panel. For nearly 10 years, Jay represented Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc. and its affiliated debtors in over 50 separate derivatives disputes, including several evidentiary hearings and trials. Currently, Jay is defending Wells Fargo in numerous actions brought by institutional investors concerning over 280 separate RMBS trusts.

Jay routinely provides prelitigation advice on documentation and risk mitigation concerning CDOs, swaps, and other derivatives. Well before the credit crisis, Jay advised clients about the risks of CDO litigation and worked with them to review documentation and mitigate litigation risks. He is a frequent speaker on CDO and derivatives litigation topics.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA "Leader in Their Field" (2013, 2014, 2016); Securities Litigation, New York (2013-2018)

    P.R.I.M.E. Finance — "Complex Financial Products Expert"


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