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.
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Reuters | March 26, 2020
Boston co-office managing partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, a partner in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, provides insight on a possible uptick in SEC enforcement activity in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and the new federal stimulus package.
The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019
In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable district court decision for Nixon Peabody’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.
The Providence Journal | June 12, 2019
In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The NP team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.
National Law Journal | August 21, 2018
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this story on his ongoing representation of Thornton Law Firm in a dispute over billing in a securities class action case.
Business Insurance | March 26, 2018
Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article on the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling that upends a set of 1995 reforms to the process of securities-offerings litigation.
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