Our complex litigation practice includes extensive expertise in the securities and corporate governance area.  Our litigation group represents clients in federal and state securities class actions, derivative shareholder cases, governmental and regulatory investigations and prosecutions and multiparty litigation arising from corporate securities-related disputes.  We have represented clients in prosecuting or defending cases involving claims arising out of public and private offerings, breach of fiduciary duties, disclosure obligations under federal and state law, insider trading, market manipulation, mergers and acquisitions, and proxy contests.

We are very proud of our track record for successfully defending securities claims at trial.  We are equally proud of our record for resolving complex securities disputes prior to trial.  Our extensive trial experience and our expertise in all aspects of securities representation, plus the added benefit of the experience of our Securities, Corporate Governance, and Private Investment Fund/Investment Advisory business groups, provide a solid foundation for a litigation strategy that maximizes the potential for obtaining summary disposition of the dispute through court-ordered or voluntary dismissal or early settlement.

We have also been engaged to conduct internal investigations to explore and evaluate alleged wrongdoing by corporate officers or employees on behalf of boards of directors.  Our securities and corporate governance practice has broad-ranging experience representing issuers, officers and directors, underwriters, accountants, lawyers, and others.  Our Securities Enforcement Defense Group specializes in counseling clients to avoid regulatory problems before they begin, defending clients in SEC, Department of Justice, State, and SRO actions, and representing investment advisers and broker dealer clients in securities and related civil and commercial disputes.

Insurance coverage is a major element of defending and resolving securities-related litigation, and we have substantial experience in evaluating policies and working efficiently and effectively in cooperation with insurance carriers and their counsel.