Eugene R. Licker

Eugene Licker has more than 35 years of experience as a New York-based civil and criminal trial attorney who litigates a variety of matters spanning consumer financial services, securities litigation and enforcement, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. He has handled a wide variety of complex, high-profile cases in civil, criminal, and administrative forums nationwide.

Mr. Licker’s experience in a broad range of civil litigation includes defense of consumer class actions, and he has successfully defended numerous high-stakes securities-related claims as well as myriad other claims involving fraud allegations. He has represented clients in various investigations and actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), encompassing a broad range of securities law issues, as well as other agency investigations and actions. In addition, Mr. Licker counsels clients on design, implementation, and review of corporate compliance programs. He has conducted frequent internal and independent investigations and has counseled clients that were the subjects of independent investigations.

Mr. Licker has handled numerous securities class action litigation matters on behalf of issuers and their officers and directors, as well as change-of-control cases and derivative actions. He has served as lead attorney in defending against RICO claims and claims of breach of fiduciary duty, as well as defamation and other contract and tort claims.

Mr. Licker’s clients have included many China-based U.S. public companies, which he has represented in formal and informal SEC investigations and in defending class actions and derivative suits.

Mr. Licker represents mortgage lenders in virtually all forms of litigation, including government civil and criminal investigations and actions, class actions, and individual borrower suits in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. He has represented both large and small lenders—including loan originators, servicers, purchasers, and securitizers—as well as professionals involved in the lending process, in dealing with criminal and civil litigation arising from state and federal regulation.

Good to know

Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Consumer Financial Services, 3) White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations and 4) Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation
Law School American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.,1978)
Education Emory University (B.A.,1975)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Ballard Spahr LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugene-licker-5521a09
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