LANIER REPRESENTS FOREIGN BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN LITIGATION AND REGULATORY MATTERS IN THE UNITED STATES, ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVING CROSS-BORDER AND EXTRATERRITORIAL LEGAL ISSUES.
For example, Lanier won a high-profile case representing several Chinese banks in the United States against an attempt to seize PRC government assets located in China. He won a decision for a global bank on an issue of first impression concerning the intersection of international fund transfers and various federal and New York State statutes. He was the first attorney to successfully persuade a US court to require a litigant to utilize the Hague Convention in requesting confidential account information from China and quash a US-issued subpoena due to issues of international comity.
Lanier is a partner in Dorsey’s New York office, co-chair of the firm’s global China Litigation Practice Group and a leading member of the Banking Industry Group.
Lanier writes on topics impacting foreign banks and other financial institutions, and his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Law Journal, International Financial Law Review, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, and Bankruptcy Law360. 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 co-teaches a class on banking litigation.