One of the firm’s largest practice areas is securities litigation. Unlike most corporate law firms, we do not represent only defendants; we represent plaintiffs too. For decades the firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many of the most high-profile securities cases in the nation. Recently, we have had great success in the barrage of litigation arising from the mortgage-backed securities debacle. Over the last four years we have recovered $26.8 billion for our clients in these litigations.
We have litigated every type of securities case, including:
In securities cases we have represented:
We have litigated these matters in federal and state courts across the country. Many representations have involved dozens of related shareholder derivative and class action claims.
We try more complex business cases than any other U.S. firm (The Lawyer 2017). We certainly believe this gives us an edge when we try cases. However, just as importantly, it gives our clients an edge during settlement negotiations where just the threat of going to trial is enough. Many securities cases, particularly in the takeover and valuation areas, involve long, complex hearings on requests for injunctions and other preliminary relief. Our trial skills are often vital to success in these proceedings.
Not all of our securities work involves litigation. We are often called on to counsel clients and conduct internal investigations into areas such as options backdating and insider trading. We are well positioned to do so. Over two dozen of our partners are former prosecutors. They include high ranking DOJ lawyers and alumni of United States Attorney’s Offices. We are skilled at performing internal investigations and also in interacting with prosecutors and regulators such as the SEC, the CFTC, the FTC, etc. (For more information about our investigations practice.)Back to Top