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Alan C. Turner
 

Alan C. Turner

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2472
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Alan Turner is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Litigation Department. He has more than 20 years of experience successfully representing clients in trial and appellate proceedings in a broad range of high stakes complex commercial litigation matters, primarily in the financial services sector. Alan has extensive experience in securities and antitrust class actions in particular, and also represents clients in a variety of other commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance and restructuring litigation.

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Work Highlights
  • Defending JPMorgan Chase in numerous class and individual actions alleging anticompetitive conduct by LIBOR panel banks
  • Defending Royal Bank of Scotland and other financial institutions in numerous class and individual residential mortgage-backed securities litigations
  • Winning dismissal of breach of contract claims against JPMorgan Chase, as administrative agent of syndicated credit facility, in connection with a proposed restructuring
  • Representing JPMorgan Chase in civil and bankruptcy proceedings relating to the Petters Ponzi scheme
  • For CSL Behring, an international biologic manufacturer, resolving antitrust class actions alleging anticompetitive conduct relating to sales of plasma therapies
  • Representing Virgin Atlantic Airways in antitrust class actions alleging price fixing with respect to fuel surcharges for transatlantic passenger and cargo services
  • For Blackstone, winning dismissal of breach of contract claims by Alliance Data Systems in connection with a proposed $8 billion acquisition
  • For Pyxus International, a global agricultural company, winning contested confirmation of bankruptcy reorganization plan
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School, 2000 LL.M.
  • University of Auckland, 1996 LL.B.
    (Hons.), B. Com.
Admissions
  • New Zealand 1996
  • New York 2001

Alan Turner is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Litigation Department. He has more than 20 years of experience successfully representing clients in trial and appellate proceedings in a broad range of high stakes complex commercial litigation matters, primarily in the financial services sector. Alan has extensive experience in securities and antitrust class actions in particular, and also represents clients in a variety of other commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance and restructuring litigation.

Representative clients and matters include:

Securities Litigation

  • Royal Bank of Scotland in dozens of residential mortgage-backed securities litigations in courts across the country, including class actions and individual actions by institutional investors such as the Federal Housing Finance Agency;
  • Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank and RBS in a residential mortgage-backed securities class action litigation, including multiple Second Circuit appeals in contested settlement approval proceedings;
  • UBS in several residential mortgage-backed securities litigations by institutional investors;
  • JPMorgan Chase in dismissal of Section 220 demand relating to acquisition of Bear Stearns;
  • GDS Holdings Ltd., a data center company, in defending against short-seller attack and winning dismissal of resulting stock-drop securities class action; and
  • JPMorgan Chase in numerous class and individual securities actions relating to Enron’s bankruptcy.

Antitrust Litigation

  • JPMorgan Chase in numerous class and individual actions alleging anticompetitive conduct by LIBOR panel banks;
  • CSL Behring, an international biologic manufacturer, in antitrust class actions alleging anticompetitive conduct relating to sales of plasma therapies; and
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways in antitrust class actions alleging price fixing with respect to fuel surcharges for transatlantic passenger and cargo services.

Other Representations

  • JPMorgan Chase, as administrative agent of syndicated credit facility, in dismissal of breach of contract claims by Cumulus Media in connection with a proposed restructuring;
  • Blackstone in dismissal of breach of contract claims by Alliance Data Systems in connection with a proposed $8 billion acquisition;
  • JPMorgan Chase in civil and bankruptcy proceedings relating to the Petters Ponzi scheme;
  • Pyxus International, a global agricultural company, in contested confirmation of bankruptcy reorganization plan;
  • H&R Block in arbitration of disputes with contractual counterparty;
  • Blackstone in arbitration of breach of contract disputes arising from acquisition of Equity Office Properties;
  • Lehman Brothers in federal jury trial of fraud claims against a merger counterparty;
  • Travelers in three-month trial of insurance coverage action against Warner-Lambert;
  • United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company in coverage and direct actions relating to underlying asbestos claims;
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds in several arbitrations relating to reinsurance coverage disputes with cedent; and
  • On a pro bono basis, numerous immigration rights organizations as amici in the U.S. Supreme Court in Hawaii v. Trump and in various lower court travel ban lawsuits.

Alan is co-author of the “Crisis Management” chapter in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 5th Ed., 2020.

Earlier in his career, Alan was nationally recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in securities litigation.

Alan is co-chair of the Firm’s Legal Personnel Committee.

Alan joined Simpson Thacher in 2000 and became a partner in 2010. He received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000, his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Honors and his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland in 1996. Prior to his U.S. legal practice, Alan practiced for three years as a commercial litigation attorney at a leading New Zealand law firm.

 

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