Axinn Brings On Mortgage Crisis Litigator From Debevoise

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP has hired a former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP counsel as a partner to chair its structured finance, derivatives and mortgage crisis litigation teams, the Manhattan antitrust boutique said Thursday.

Donald W. Hawthorne, who started July 2, has litigated some of the biggest insurer and bank liability cases to emerge from the financial crisis. His current work includes representing Syncora Guarantee Inc. in its putback case against toxic loan originator Countrywide Home Loans Inc., and defending UBS AG from antitrust claims that...
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