Mr. Griffin is a partner in the Omaha Litigation Department and leads the Department's Financial Services Practice Group. He regularly provides direct defense and supervisory litigation services and risk management advice to securities broker-dealers and clearing firms, investment advisors, insurers, including monoline insurers, real estate developers, banks and other financial institutions. Mr. Griffin has successfully defended a broad spectrum of federal and state securities law claims in court and arbitration proceedings, ranging from retail customer suits against broker-dealers to claims of institutional investors arising out of complex financial transactions. He also has represented financial services clients in the conduct of internal investigations and in responding to regulatory inquiries, including inquires initiated by the SEC, FINRA and various state regulatory agencies, including as pertain to banking, securities and insurance lines. Mr. Griffin also has represented financial services clients in prosecuting claims in state and federal courts, both locally and nationally, and has secured multimillion-dollar recoveries on their behalf by settlement, judgment and jury verdict.
In 1996, Mr. Griffin was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska. In that capacity, he successfully represented the Office of the Governor and the Executive Council of the State Legislature in an original action challenging four constitutional amendments approved by the voters of the State of Nebraska.
Mr. Griffin earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1985.
August 15, 2013Record Number of Kutak Rock Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
Forty-seven Kutak Rock attorneys reprenting 10 of the firm's 16 offices have been listed inThe Best Lawyers in America 2014.
September 7, 2012Best Lawyers Increase by 50% to 45 attorneys
Forty-five Kutak Rock lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion inThe Best Lawyers in America2013.
February 18, 2013Expanding Use of the False Claims Act Against Financial Services Institutions
November 9, 2012Fraud and Abuse: Sixth Circuit Reverses District Court on FERA Retroactivity
Kutak Rock attorney Paul Gwilt has authored a Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Enforcement Committee alert for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) discussing the ongoingAllison Enginesaga and the Sixth Circuit's reversal of the district court on FERA retroactivity. The following article appeared November 9, 2012 in an AHLA newsletter alert.
July 10, 2012False Claims Act: Are State-Created Corporate Entities a Person Subject to FCA Liability?
The federal False Claims Act (FCA), a Civil War era federal statute intended to penalize the submission of false claims to the United States, has traditionally been employed against participants in the most prominent federal programs, such as health care providers and federal contractors. In recent years, however, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA's powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies, educational providers and other lenders. Client Alert
April 5, 2012Banking on Fraud: The Expanding Use of the False Claims Act To Target Financial Services Institutions
In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA's powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies and others in the financial industry. Client Alert
March 30, 2012Commercial Finance Update
December 12, 2012Financial Services CLE, December 12, 2012 in Omaha and Kansas City
September 22, 2011Financial Services CLE 2011
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