New York Securities Litigation team recognized for outstanding results, particularly at trial, in the past year.
William Reckler helps clients navigate white-collar defense and investigations, complex commercial and securities litigation, and corporate governance issues.
Mr. Reckler advises global enterprises, their senior officers, and their boards of directors in both civil and criminal matters, including:
- Complex commercial disputes and multidistrict litigation
- Internal investigations in anticipation of potential government regulatory action or civil litigation
- State and federal investigations and enforcement actions
- Securities litigation
- Derivative actions
- Consumer class actions
He draws on two decades of experience guiding clients through the rigorous demands of white-collar matters, civil litigation, and the intersection of the two. Mr. Reckler helps clients define optimal strategic outcomes and devises plans to achieve results as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Mr. Reckler regularly represents global financial institutions and their employees in connection with high-stakes investigations and regulatory proceedings. His past representations have included those related to alleged manipulation of financial benchmarks, the subprime mortgage market, and other alleged violations of federal securities laws.
Mr. Reckler is former Co-Chair of the New York Litigation & Trial Department. He currently serves on the firm’s Opinions Committee and EEO Review Board, and he formerly served on the firm’s Associates Committee. Outside of the firm, he is a Fellow of the New York Bar Association.
As part of his broad commitment to pro bono work, Mr. Reckler has handled a wide range of matters and serves on the board of Legal Services NYC, the country’s largest provider of nonprofit legal services. He has recently focused on matters related to prisoners’ rights, after successfully handling post-conviction proceedings for a client on death row.