Manuel is a trial and regulatory enforcement lawyer whose practice focuses on fraud and fiduciary duty claims, contract disputes, trade secret claims, class actions, and other business torts. He has particular experience representing financial institutions and their directors and officers during all phases of regulatory investigation and enforcement proceedings. Manuel also serves as the Dallas Hiring Partner.
Manuel frequently advises and defends current and
former directors and officers of financial institutions and corporations that
are facing threatened and actual regulatory enforcement actions, including
matters involving fiduciary duty claims, allegations of unsafe and unsound
practices, and violations of other federal and state banking laws. He has
handled all aspects of investigations by the Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Texas
Department of Banking.
frequently litigates against each of those agencies, including
responding to subpoenas, drafting responses to 15-day letters, preparing and
defending clients for depositions, trying enforcement actions to an
Administrative Law Judge, and defending recommended decisions before final
agency decision-makers and appellate courts. Manuel also frequently assists
clients with internal investigations and advises on various regulatory and compliance