Marshall H. Fishman, Timothy J. Coleman and Walter B. Stuart are joining Freshfields' US litigation practice, enhancing a practice that already features the top-ranked international arbitration team in the US and several nationally prominent white-collar defense and complex litigation lawyers.
Our capacity to handle international arbitrations, regulatory investigations and complex litigation in the world's major markets is unmatched and the addition of Marshall, Walter
and Tim brings three more senior lawyers of exceptional experience and quality to our global practice.'
Walter Stuart is an established and distinguished trial lawyer, having won jury verdicts in multi-million dollar cases on behalf of banks, investment funds and other financial institutions.
Walter has deep experience in securities and complex financial litigation at both the state and federal level, and will be resident in the firm's New York office.
Chris Pugh, head of the firm's global litigation group said, 'The addition of Tim, Marshall and Walter could not have come at a better time.
concluded, 'Freshfields' US litigation practice has become a recognised and widely respected team.
Walter B. Stuart
, formerly a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP
(Houston, Texas), is an active and accomplished practitioner in securities and complex financial litigation in the United States.
trial, advocacy and negotiating skills have benefited companies and individuals engaged in the financial, energy, technology, insurance and telecommunications industries, in matters involving securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, contract, accounting, insolvency, and intellectual property issues.
has represented over 100 officers and directors of publicly traded corporations in derivative action and shareholder litigation throughout the United States.
He has also represented corporate clients throughout the United States as lead or national coordinating counsel in federal and state class action litigation, including securities litigation.
has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America in business litigation, commercial litigation, corporate law and banking law.
He has a B.A. from Tulane University and was educated at Tulane Law School graduating with honours, also holding the position of editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review.