Todd is a partner in Allen & Overy's litigation group, concentrating on the defense of antitrust, commodities markets and securities investigations, complex class actions and general commercial litigation. He represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts throughout the country and in proceedings before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Reserve Board, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and state attorneys general in matters concerning accounting fraud, securities fraud and financial reporting, commodities fraud and manipulation, antitrust and competition matters, corrupt practices and money laundering, and ERISA.
For ten years, Todd served as defense counsel for the former chairman and chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers in government investigations and multiple other proceedings arising out of the firm's bankruptcy filing in September 2008. Todd also has extensive experience representing clients in cross-border enforcement investigations and litigation. This work includes major financial institutions in matters relating to accounting and securities fraud, corrupt practices and money laundering violations.
In addition, for nearly 25 years, Todd has represented clients in significant antitrust matters. He represented Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. in administrative proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission, including at trial and on appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Also, he has frequently represented clients in government investigations and civil litigation involving the intersection of antitrust and the financial markets, including matters relating to U.S. Treasury note auctions, asset-based finance, electronic trading platforms and leveraged loan markets. In recent years he has represented global financial services firms in DOJ and regulatory investigations and multidistrict class action proceedings relating to alleged manipulation and collusion in the markets for credit default swaps, CDS indices, precious metals and U.S. Treasury instruments.
Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Todd served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Pauley III, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York.