Successful outcomes with business in mind

Our Securities Litigation Group provides sophisticated legal advice in the heavily regulated securities industry. We have represented a wide array of clients in many industries in some of the world’s largest securities-related matters. Because many of our lawyers have served in senior positions within the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, we understand how to defend effectively against government and private actions and investigations.

We believe that defendants – especially corporate defendants – should view cases as business matters, not merely as legal problems, and should focus from the start on high-level strategic considerations, instead of step-by-step motion practice. In keeping with this philosophy, we believe that “success” is measured not by whether we as lawyers can achieve a legal victory, but by whether our client obtains an outcome that best promotes its business and operational goals and enables it to get back to work.

Our multidisciplinary approach to securities litigation and regulatory defense allows us to draw on the experience of lawyers in our Corporate Department who, as part of their full range of services, provide regulatory advice to issuers, investors and financial intermediaries on matters involving securities and shareholders, including stock transfers. Our Corporate Department attorneys also offer assistance with complex tax and accounting matters, hedge funds, asset management and private investment funds, as well as sophisticated scientific and technological issues.

Areas of Focus

  • Merger and acquisition litigation
  • Securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits
  • ERISA "stock-drop" actions (involving company stock plans)
  • Internal investigations
  • SEC, SRO and state enforcement

 

  • Securities industry back-office defense
  • White-collar criminal defense of securities matters
  • Asset management issues
  • D&O insurance and indemnification issues