Douglas W. Henkin is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. A partner since 2000, he concentrates primarily on federal and state court securities and complex commercial litigation in trial and appellate courts and arbitration fora, as well as regulatory matters.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Henkin has extensive experience working with complex securities and other financial products, having represented broker-dealers and securities purchasers in actions involving collateralized mortgage obligations and other mortgage-backed securities, structured notes, convertible debentures, and high-yield short-term notes. He has represented defendants in federal and state actions in which securities-related claims have been asserted on behalf of individuals and classes, appearing on behalf of broker-dealers, underwriters, issuers, officers, and directors. Mr. Henkin also has extensive experience defending direct and derivative claims against companies, officers, and directors and claims relating to mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, as well as litigation involving commodities and commodities derivatives.
Mr. Henkin represented one of the world’s largest banking institutions in a case concerning high-yield short-term notes, one of the world’s largest securities firms in connection with various Orange County litigation matters, and one of the world’s largest electronics companies in a patent dispute concerning computer displays. He also represented a leading high technology company in its successful defense of a securities class action suit brought after it was required to restate its financials following a change in accounting methodology mandated by the SEC. In addition, Mr. Henkin has represented the New York Stock Exchange in numerous important litigation matters involving the SRO disciplinary and arbitration systems, the functioning of and relationships between self-regulatory organizations, the creation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., and markets’ abilities to sell proprietary market data.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Author of “Judicial Estoppel: Beating Shields Into Swords and Back Again,”139 U. PA. L. PEV. 1711 (1991)
Mr. Henkin has been recognized in Chambers USA and Legal 500 for his work in securities litigation.