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Dan Brockett, Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s Financial Institution Litigation practice, was recently ranked by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America for 2018. He has been called an “elite trial strategist” by his peers, and has been consistently ranked among the top litigators by multiple leading publications. Law360, for example, recently recognized Mr. Brockett as a “Competition MVP,” and in 2016 the National Law Journal named him one of its “Litigation Trailblazers.” He has achieved national prominence primarily for his work in the areas of securities, antitrust, commodities, and structured finance and derivatives litigation. Known as a cut-to-the-chase litigator with significant jury trial experience, Mr. Brockett has recovered billions for major institutional clients in federal securities, antitrust, and other suits against major Wall Street banks and other defendants. He is particularly known for his work in the plaintiff antitrust, securities, and commodities space, and was recently chosen by judges in the SDNY as co-lead counsel in an array of precedent-setting cases, including the credit default swaps antitrust case; the gold antitrust and commodity manipulation case; the ISDAfix interest rate benchmark case; the US Treasuries antitrust litigation; and the SSA bonds antitrust litigation. Mr. Brockett has served as lead trial counsel in over 20 major bench and jury trials and arbitrations, winning 90 percent of them. He has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts, awards and settlements for his clients during his career, including approximately $1.9 billion in a recent, highly-publicized settlement of the credit default swap antitrust litigation, in which Mr. Brockett acted as co-lead counsel for the plaintiff class, and the recently-announced $400 million partial settlement in the ISDAfix case, in which Mr. Brockett also represents a class of sophisticated investors. His work has won him extensive media attention and he has been interviewed by and featured in a variety of legal media publications, including CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Risk Magazine, and the American Lawyer. 

Last updated September 2019