Banks Brown represents clients in complex commercial litigation and disputes, and has extensive experience in the defense of class action lawsuits.
Banks represents parties in numerous complex commercial arbitrations involving claims under the securities and environmental laws, and in sizeable disputes over sales contracts for crude oil, refined products and refinery performance, and steel products and steel manufacturing. In appropriate cases, he also represents parties in insurance and reinsurance disputes, admiralty arbitrations, and trusts and estates disputes.
Early in his career, Banks represented the American Stock Exchange in shareholder actions under Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act, numerous consumer class actions under the now-defunct Department of Energy price controls on oil and gas, and a decade-long series of class actions arising out of Gulf Oil Corporation's tender offer for the stock of Cities Service Corporation. To date, he continues to represent parties involved in complex litigation. As a by-product of his extensive litigation experience, Banks has a deep working knowledge of cost, fee and risk analysis.
Banks also serves as outside general counsel for the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the Travel Business Roundtable.