Plaintiffs and enforcement agencies are increasingly targeting directors and officers and their companies in class actions, derivative actions, enforcement matters and government investigations alleging misrepresentations in securities filings. State securities enforcement divisions are regularly keeping a lookout for corporate fraud, trading violations and unsuitable recommendation practices. Meanwhile, securities law issues are growing more prevalent in private investment funds and complex derivative investments disputes.
Our securities litigators help clients limit exposure from the earliest phases of an internal investigation through complex litigation. By using their deep knowledge of state and federal securities laws and leveraging longstanding and valuable relationships with federal and state regulators, our team of attorneys, which includes many former federal and state prosecutors, are ready to serve your needs.
We have successfully represented companies and their executives through an extensive evolution of securities actions up through and after the financial crisis of 2008. This includes matters involving analyst conflicts, software revenue recognition, market timing in mutual funds, stock-option backdating, residential mortgage-backed securities, LIBOR manipulation, China IPO issues and a host of complex derivative investments such as CDOs. We’ve successfully protected our clients’ interests in securities class-action suits, shareholder derivative claims, state and SEC investigations and enforcement actions and FINRA arbitrations.
Our veteran trial lawyers and investigators are very experienced in helping individuals and businesses navigate complex state and federal securities investigations and litigation. We understand our clients’ businesses and recognize the high financial and personal costs that prolonged disputes have on corporate performance and individual lives. We leverage our extensive experience and knowledge to generate the best results for clients confronting high-stakes securities matters.
The Bond Buyer | May 11, 2016
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article discussing the memorandum of law in support of Peter Cannava’s motion to dismiss the SEC’s complaint against him.
Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | March 21, 2016
Chicago partner Susan Feibus authored this column about important considerations for financial institutions to take in terms of policies and procedures that address the cyber threat environment and resilience to cyber attacks.
Law360 | December 18, 2015
Boston partner and deputy chairman of the Private Investment Fund Disputes team Stephen LaRose and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns co-authored this article. The piece discusses how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s focus on private fund advisers has shifted from learning and information gathering to examination and enforcement activity.
Law360 | July 09, 2015
Boston Commercial Litigation partners Matt McLaughlin and George Skelly authored this column discussing the “case revival” trend following U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Omnicare Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund.
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