Jamie litigates complex securities and financial cases, leveraging his imaginative, out-of-the-box thinking and work ethic to achieve extraordinary results.
DiCello Levitt Partner Jamie Baskin litigates and tries complex securities and financial cases for public and private plaintiffs. Known for his driven work ethic and legal intellect, Jamie leverages his more than 40 years of experience and imaginative, out-of-the-box thinking to achieve extraordinary results for his clients.
Jamie has been centrally involved in the prosecution of some of the largest, most complex and successful class action cases ever. These include in re Enron Corp. Securities Litigation, in re Dynegy Inc. Securities Litigation, and in re Global Crossing ERISA Litigation. He has also handled complex non-class/derivative cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a number of complex matters in the wake of the financial crisis. Some of these cases involved esoteric structures such as collateralized debt obligations, residential mortgage-backed securities, and structured investment vehicles.
Jamie has taken cases to trial in courtrooms across the U.S. on issues including, among others, federal securities claims; corporate control, governance and finance; fiduciary duty; banking; oil and gas; partnerships; real property; and electronic commerce.
Jamie and his wife Liz live in Austin and Santa Fe. They enjoy traveling, art, food and wine, time with friends, and having fun generally. They are both deeply committed to civil and human rights activities; Jamie is involved in ADL’s Global Leadership Council and Liz is a national director of Human Rights Campaign.
- In re Enron Corp. Securities Litigation
- In re Dynegy Inc. Securities Litigation
- In re Global Crossing ERISA Litigation
- Various structured finance claims arising from the financial crisis including Royal Park Investments v. Countrywide and King County v. Merrill Lynch
- New Mexico
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
- U.S. District Court for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado