Jean-Marie L. Atamian is co-chair of Mayer Brown's Partner Promotion Committee and Committee On Professional Advancement. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation before state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has extensive banking litigation experience, which has included representing domestic and foreign banks in lender liability, securities fraud, and common law fraud actions. His securities fraud experience has included representation of corporations, financial services firms, and individuals in structured finance, Rule 10b-5, control person, insider trading, stock manipulation, and RICO actions. In recent years, he has defended financial institutions in multi-billion dollar claims arising from their sale of RMBS prior to the 2008 financial crisis. He has also represented companies in internal investigations.
Jean-Marie has represented corporations, banks, and consulting firms in numerous bankruptcy actions, including adversary proceedings, preference actions, and cash collateral hearings. He has represented insurers and reinsurers in coverage and indemnification disputes in the property (catastrophe bonds), life and health businesses. Jean-Marie has represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state court actions involving contract disputes, derivative claims, tortious interference, unfair trade practices, fraudulent conveyances, veil piercing, sovereign immunity, and government takings. He has also represented property owners in real estate disputes with management companies, government agencies and lessees.
Jean-Marie has also arbitrated a broad spectrum of disputes before various tribunals.