Lanier Saperstein is a partner in the New York office and co-chair of the firm’s global China Litigation Practice Group.
Mr. Saperstein has an international practice representing foreign financial institutions in litigation and regulatory matters, particularly those involving cross-border and extraterritorial legal issues. Mr. Saperstein won a high-profile case representing several Chinese banks in the United States against an attempt to seize the assets of the Chinese government. He also recently won a decision for a Chinese financial institution on an issue of first impression concerning the intersection of international electronic fund transfers and various U.S. statutes. More generally, Mr. Saperstein has experience in matters relating to federal and state banking regulations, the civil provisions of the Antiterrorism Act, the claw back provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the enforcement of subpoenas, asset restraints and judgments impacting conflicts of law analysis.
Mr. Saperstein writes on topics impacting foreign financial institutions, and his articles have appeared in the New York Law Journal, the International Financial Law Review, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, and Bankruptcy Law360. He speaks regularly on those topics in both China and the United States.
He also is on the panel for the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches a class on banking litigation.