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.

Firm Highlights

News

Lysondra Ludwig Selected to Leadership San Francisco

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Publication

What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Matayoshi

Kelly Matayoshi discusses how the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship. Read the interview here .

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Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Publication

Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

New legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 18 now authorizes the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in new construction projects for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The City...

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Publication

Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

The new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will come into effect January 1, 2020. In most situations, nonprofits won’t be subject to the law—but in some cases they necessarily will be and/or...

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Event

Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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