Securities Litigation

We have litigated complex securities and directors and officers cases in federal and state courts across the country. Our securities litigation practice is one of the largest and strongest practice areas of the firm, with significant trial and appeal expertise in the following areas:

Shareholder Class Actions

We represent public companies and their directors and officers accused of violating the securities laws through alleged misstatements and omissions and other market manipulation. Because many of our clients are involved in high technology businesses, we understand the unique technical, revenue recognition and accounting issues that such companies regularly face.

Director and Officer Representation

We are involved in the development of the law concerning control person and secondary liability arising out of securities claims. We regularly represent directors and officers faced with such claims.

Corporate Control Contests

We are experienced in tender offer, proxy and consent solicitation corporate control contests, and frequently litigate disclosure and fiduciary duty issues in both state and federal courts.

Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution

We have significant experience defending the targets of regulatory and criminal investigations by the SEC and various self-regulatory organizations. We also advise companies and their directors and officers in connection with internal investigations of potential securities-related wrongdoing, including insider trading and accounting irregularities.