Alston & Bird has formed a multidisciplinary taskforce comprising 50 partners to assist U.S. clients with issues resulting from the credit crunch. The subprime taskforce is made up of attorneys from across the firm who specialize in financial litigation, securitization, class actions, finance, insurance coverage disputes, real estate, bankruptcy, workouts, structured products, retirement plans, banking regulation and derivatives. The group is headed by Brian Cox, whos is a finance partner from the law firm's Charlotte office, as well as John Latham, a securities litigation partner in the Atlanta office. The firm's release said that contacts in the New York office are Gary Roth, a partner in the financial services group, as well as Michael Johnson, a litigation partner.

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