- Grove City College (B.A. 2010, magna cum laude)
- London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc 2011)
- Boston University School of Law (J.D., LL.M. 2016)
- Massachusetts State Bar
- New York State Bar
- Illinois State Bar
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Anthony E. Maneiro
Anthony E. Maneiro is an associate practicing out of our Chicago office who concentrates on securities, commodities, and antitrust matters.From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Maneiro was named a Top Rated Antitrust Litigation “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Mr. Maneiro joined the firm in 2016.
Some of Mr. Maneiro’s recent antitrust and Commodities Exchange Act work includes:
- Co-lead counsel in In re Credit Default Swaps Auctions Litigation, a class action brought by the firm and the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Mexico alleging antitrust violations and market manipulation in the credit default swaps market. The case is ongoing.
- Representation of the exchange-based class in In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case alleging that defendant banks colluded to misreport and manipulate LIBOR. This litigation has resulted in partial settlements totaling approximately $187 million, which collectively represent the largest historical class-wide recovery for a “futures only” settlement class.
- Special fiduciary representation for the exchange-based class in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation for a putative class of participants who traded futures and options in the FX market. The case has already resulted in partial settlements of more than $2.3 billion.
- Counsel in the benchmark antitrust litigation In re Commodity Exchange, Inc., Gold Futures and Options Trading Litigation, on behalf of a putative class of gold derivative traders. The case has resulted in settlements of $152 million.
- Selected by the Court as co-lead counsel in In re JPMorgan Treasury Futures Spoofing Litigation, alleging that defendants manipulated U.S. Treasury futures for more than a decade and that this conduct contributed to the bank’s recent $920 million settlement with the DOJ, CFTC, and SEC. The case has a putative settlement of $15.7 million.
- Representation of exchange-based investors in Shak v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., alleging monopolization and manipulation of the silver futures market in violation of federal antitrust and commodity exchange laws. The parties successfully reached a private settlement. The case preceded a related Department of Justice criminal investigation into JPMorgan that remains ongoing.
- Court appointed Discovery Committee Co-Chair in In re Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation for a putative class of direct purchasers of brand name and generic equivalents of extended-release venlafaxine hydrochloride capsules against drug manufacturers. Among the claims, Defendants are alleged to have delayed market entry of generic versions and entered into reverse payment settlements.
- Court appointed Executive committee member and class counsel in In re Cattle Antitrust Litigation, representing cattle producers and cattle futures traders. The suit alleges that the “Big 4” meatpacking firms conspired to suppress prices for fed cattle and manipulated live cattle futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
- Representation of a putative class of exchange-based investors in Dennis v. The Andersons, Inc. et al., alleging monopolization and manipulation of Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures contracts in violation of federal antitrust and commodity exchange laws.
- Counsel in In re Deutsche Bank Spoofing Litigation on behalf of a putative class of investors alleging manipulation through “spoofing” of U.S. Treasury futures traded on the Chicago Board of Trade and Eurodollar futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
- Court appointed to the Executive Committee and class counsel in In re Bank of Nova Scotia Spoofing Litigation, alleging that defendants manipulated precious metals futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange, Inc.
- Representation of exchange-based investors in Anastasio v. Total Gas & Power North America, Inc., alleging price manipulation of physical natural gas as well as price manipulation of natural gas futures and other derivative natural gas contracts.
Some of Mr. Maneiro’s other relevant experience includes:
- Representation in a shareholder derivative lawsuit against officers and directors of HSBC Holdings and its subsidiaries, alleging that HSBC ran money laundering operations out of New York City. The litigation settled for $72.5 million, the then largest foreign derivatives settlement ever reached and one of the largest insurer-funded cash payments achieved in a U.S. derivatives lawsuit.
- Representation in an individual securities fraud action alleging that in marketing their auto-loan ABS securitizations to investors, TCF Bank and Gateway One materially misrepresented the key metric used by investors to evaluate and price the securitizations’ certificates.
- Representation of a whistleblower in State of New York v. Moody’s Corp., alleging millions of dollars of tax fraud using a sham captive insurance company for over a decade regarding domestic and international transactions. The litigation settled for $8.5 million.
Mr. Maneiro assists senior attorneys with drafting briefs and motions, legal memoranda and research. In addition, Mr. Maneiro was selected for the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court for the Inn, and is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, where he serves on the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee.