Our Securities Litigation practice group frequently assists clients in the following areas:
Corporate Take-Over Litigation
We represent both targets and bidders in take-over litigation under the Williams Act and related statutes, as well as in proxy contests.
Shareholder Derivative Claims
Our clients include numerous officers, directors, shareholders, and corporations involved in shareholder derivative litigation. We also represent minority shareholders who are asserting derivative or direct claims.
We represent corporate, officer, and director defendants in class actions throughout the country and have experience in both managing and trying these cases, including related insurance issues.
We advise and represent clients in both informal and formal Securities and Exchange Commission investigations, as well as in criminal and civil litigation filed by the Commission.
Our lawyers advise broker-dealers in resolving customer disputes, defending against investor complaints, participating in arbitrations, and responding to regulatory investigations. We also assist broker-dealers in identifying measures that can be taken to decrease the potential for litigation.
Dissenting Shareholder Valuation Cases
Our lawyers represent both corporate and shareholder clients in dissenters' rights valuation proceedings.
Accountants and Attorneys
We represent accounting firms and attorneys in many types of securities fraud cases, including class actions, malpractice actions, and actions brought by investors in public and private offerings.
General and Limited Partnership Disputes
We represent general and limited partners in securities and partnership accounting proceedings.