US disputes lawyers are seeking their next hunting ground as the wave of financial crisis litigation nears its end. Legal Business asks what the next big prize will be.
‘I remember a science class in high school where I watched a snake swallow its prey. Its body became distended where the food was stuck, before moving slowly towards the end of the snake. That’s where we are with the financial crisis litigation. We are really getting towards the end of the snake with all these cases.’ So says Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York co-head and former global co-chair of litigation, Mark Kirsch, summing up the disputes market in Manhattan today.