Jamie Wine is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and Global Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Recognized as a leading securities litigator by a number of legal publications, Ms. Wine has a particular focus on complex business litigation, securities and class action litigation, and SEC and other regulatory investigations. Ms. Wine also has significant trial and arbitration experience, including in areas beyond securities litigation.
Ms. Wine has represented many issuers, all of the major accounting firms, and a number of financial institutions in a variety of complex litigation and regulatory matters. For several years after the financial crisis, she represented Ernst & Young in all civil and regulatory matters related to its role as auditor of Lehman Brothers, and she represented Deutsche Bank in a number of actions regarding its residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) business.
Ms. Wine is widely acknowledged for her excellence. The American Lawyer named Ms. Wine one of the 45 Under 45 top female lawyers in AmLaw 200, and she has been included in several editions of Lawdragon 500, a list of leading lawyers in America, where it was noted that she “has emerged as one of the top practitioners in complex business and securities litigation.” She has also been recognized as a leading securities litigator by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US, a Legal Superstar by SecuritiesLaw360, and one of California's Top Women Litigators by The Daily Journal. In 2015, the National Organization for Women honored Ms. Wine with its Women of Power & Influence award. In 2017, Crain’s New York Business named Ms. Wine to its inaugural list of Leading Women Lawyers in New York City.
Ms. Wine is a former member of Latham's Executive Committee and prior to that was the Deputy Office Managing Partner of the New York office. She previously co-chaired the firm's Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice and the Litigation & Trial Department in Los Angeles. She is also a former member of Latham’s Associates Committee and Training and Career Enhancement Committee. Ms. Wine regularly speaks on law firm management and the role of women in the legal profession.
Ms. Wine's experience includes:
- Acting as lead trial counsel in an arbitration for one of the Big Four accounting firms brought by the Trustee of its former audit client; decision pending
- Winning complete dismissal, on a motion to dismiss, of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a securities class action in the District of New Jersey relating to statements about product safety and efficacy
- Representing Ferrellgas, Inc. in a securities class action pending in the SDNY and related state court derivative actions alleging that the company misled investors about the success of a recent acquisition and the effect of declining crude oil prices on its oil logistics business
- Reaching favorable settlement on behalf of HCA, Inc. in a securities class action brought in the District of Tennessee alleging omission of purported revenue trends in offering materials for IPO
- Reaching favorable settlement, during trial in SDNY, on behalf of Booz Allen in a suit alleging securities fraud arising out of sale of government consulting business
- Representing Ernst & Young in all civil and regulatory matters related to Lehman Brothers; won a complete victory in an arbitration brought by the Lehman Creditors Committee, and secured dismissal of all Section 11 and most Section 10b claims in the multi-district shareholder litigation in SDNY
- Representing Deutsche Bank in numerous federal and state actions across the US related to RMBS
- Actiing as lead trial counsel in successful arbitration of a multi-million dollar confidential tax shelter matter for one of the Big Four accounting firms
- Winning a trial victory, confirmed on appeal, for a KPMG audit partner, in an SEC proceeding alleging improper professional conduct related to Royal Ahold
- Winning summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, for Caesars Bahamas Investment Corp. (Harrah’s), in a dispute regarding a multi-billion dollar casino resort project
- Reaching favorable settlement in one class action, and winning summary judgment in the other, for Ernst & Young relating to its audits of The Williams Companies