Securities & Corporate Governance

The firm has extensive experience in defending securities class actions, derivative litigation, and the lawsuits that typically follow the announcement of public company mergers and going private transactions.  The firm’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, and their directors and executives, involved in "stock drop" securities class action lawsuits and related derivative cases; both acquirers and acquirees in merger and acquisition-related litigation; accounting firms large and small in complex matters of tax and financial accounting; and numerous financial institutions.  The firm represents large public corporations, as well as privately held entities and closely-held corporations.  The firm regularly engages in extensive and fast-paced discovery, preliminary injunction hearings, and dispositive motion practice in many of these cases.  Members of the firm also have a great deal of experience representing clients in connection with SEC enforcement actions and FINRA, CFTC, and other governmental agency proceedings.