New York Securities Litigation team recognized for outstanding results, particularly at trial, in the past year.
Robert Malionek, a partner in the Complex Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, and Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practices, brings more than two decades of experience and insight to clients navigating financial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, securities fraud, a wide range of employment litigation matters, and professional liability matters for both accounting firms and law firms.
Mr. Malionek’s practice includes complex financial and deal-related litigation for financial institutions, creditors, and lender groups. He represents issuers, underwriters, and accounting and law firms in matters involving securities litigation, financial reporting obligations, financial fraud, and other professional liability issues, as well as both debtor-side and creditor-side insolvency litigation. Licensed in both New York and California, Mr. Malionek has handled numerous federal and state discrimination and wage-and-hour class actions, among other employment litigations. Mr. Malionek has represented clients in several bench and jury trials in state and federal courts across the country, and has handled arbitrations and appeals in a variety of areas. He also counsels clients and the firm on issues of ethics, privilege, and professional responsibility.
Mr. Malionek advises clients on:
- Accountants’ and professional liability matters
- Financial fraud claims
- Fraudulent transfer claims
- Insolvency and restructuring-related litigation
- Internal investigations
- Lender liability and credit disputes
- Securities class actions
- Employment matters
- Trade secret disputes
Mr. Malionek is a longtime member of the firm’s Ethics Committee and serves on the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committees of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar.
Mr. Malionek has led dozens of presentations and written more than 50 articles on issues of securities litigation, financial disputes, M&A litigation, bankruptcy and workout litigation, as well as attorney-client privilege and ethics, for publications such as the New York Law Journal, The Lawyer, Harvard Law School Forum, and Compliance Week. In May 2021, he was featured in a Bloomberg Law article related to SPAC litigation.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Malionek served as a clerk to Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Upcoming Panelist, “Attorneys as Whistleblowers,” ABA (June 2021)
Speaker, “SPAC-related Litigation Risks and Mitigation Strategies,” Latham & Watkins (May 2021)
Speaker, “Current Topics in Professional Ethics Impacting Accountants and Attorneys,” Practicing Law Institute (PLI) (May 2021)
Speaker, “COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Compliance, Financial Reporting & SEC Enforcement Considerations,” Securities Docket (June 2020)
Speaker, “In-House and in Compliance: Key Ethics Issues for In-House Lawyers,” Lawdition (February 2019)