Securities and Commodities Litigation

Many firms specialize exclusively in plaintiff or defense side representation in securities cases.  We have worked on both, offering a broad perspective to the skills and expertise of our securities litigators.  On the plaintiff side, we obtained a $40 million settlement for a class defrauded in a commodities “boiler-room” scheme after a five-month jury trial in Florida.  At the same time, we successfully defended and obtained a dismissal of a corporate client in a $600 million securities class action against some of the most formidable plaintiffs firms in the country.  We regularly represent corporate officers and directors in both judicial and regulatory proceedings, covering cases involving insider trading, stock manipulation, revenue recognition issues, other accounting practices, mergers and acquisitions, and issues of corporate control and management.  We routinely provide clients with securities advice.

We frequently represent parties in parallel proceedings that include securities class actions, Securities Exchange Commission regulatory and enforcement matters, and grand jury proceedings.  These matters often involve attorneys experienced in both civil and criminal matters as well as insurance coverage, working as a team to provide clients the best possible service.