Ponzi/Banking Schemes

"The firm has further expertise in bringing high-value recovery actions against broker-dealers and investment advisers." —Chambers and Partners USA (2023)

Fishman Haygood helps hardworking people and businesses that have lost money due to fraud.

Our attorneys regularly represent individuals who have invested in or fallen victim to Ponzi/Banking schemes. The firm pursues claims against both the companies and the individuals who have orchestrated the fraud, and often also pursue the banks, advisors, accountants, or financial institutions who assisted in the scheme itself or in making the scheme appear legitimate.

Our firm also specializes in finding an avenue for recovery in difficult cases.

Representative Experience

  • A class of investors against various banks alleged to have been associated with Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, resulting in substantial settlements with each of the banks.
  • Account holders against national bank for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and violations of state securities law by facilitating unauthorized transfers of funds.
  • Investor against national bank and crypto firm for processing payment orders submitted by fraudulent third party.
  • Investors in a FINRA arbitration against a clearing firm to recover losses connected to Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme.
  • Retirees and other investors in the Middle District of Florida against TD Bank/Mercantile Bank to recover losses related to the $300 million Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Louis J. Pearlman.
  • Mississippi bankruptcy trustee in action to recover from a Mississippi public hospital’s directors and officers damages for their mismanagement and breaches of fiduciary duties.
  • Investors in Louisiana State Court against Judith Zabalaoui, Charles Schwab, and Omni Bank to recover losses related to the $5 million Zabalaoui investment fraud scheme.