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    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Consumer Protection Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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    New York, California New York, New York Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, New York
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    Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
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    Litigation - Securities

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Litigation - Securities Definition

Securities litigation involves a wide range of disputes, including shareholder class actions, which frequently are premised on claims of fraud, challenges to mergers and acquisitions, charges that public auditing firms have violated securities laws, arbitrations against broker-dealers, derivative actions against directors and officers, internal investigations of businesses, and the defense of companies and individuals targeted by various federal and state regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). These disputes are litigated in diverse venues, including federal and state courts, administrative hearings and private arbitrations, which may proceed under the auspices of self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Regardless of the setting, a securities litigator must be a persuasive advocate who works to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. To do that, an attorney practicing in the area of securities litigation must understand the client’s legal and business needs, and also have a comprehensive understanding of federal and state securities laws and regulations, and related common law. Securities law has evolved dramatically over the past two decades and continues to develop. For example, just recently in June 2011, the United States Supreme Court in Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, No. 09-525, narrowed the scope of primary liability in federal securities fraud actions to those with “ultimate authority” over the allegedly false statements.

Securities disputes frequently spawn parallel civil, regulatory or even criminal actions or investigations. Effective securities litigators rely on experience and judgment to zealously represent clients while remaining sensitive to the potential implications of positions or strategies to those clients in other settings.
Securities litigation involves a wide range of disputes, including shareholder class actions, which frequently are premised on claims of fraud, challenges to mergers and acquisitions, charges that public auditing firms have violated securities laws, arbitrations against broker-dealers, derivative actions against directors and officers, internal investigations of businesses, and the defense of companies and individuals targeted by various federal and state regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). These disputes are litigated in diverse venues, including federal and state courts, administrative hearings and private arbitrations, which may proceed under the auspices of self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Regardless of the setting, a securities litigator must be a persuasive advocate who works to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. To do that, an attorney practicing in the area of securities litigation must understand the client’s legal and business needs, and also have a comprehensive understanding of federal and state securities laws and regulations, and related common law. Securities law has evolved dramatically over the past two decades and continues to develop. For example, just recently in June 2011, the United States Supreme Court in Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, No. 09-525, narrowed the scope of primary liability in federal securities fraud actions to those with “ultimate authority” over the allegedly false statements.

Securities disputes frequently spawn parallel civil, regulatory or even criminal actions or investigations. Effective securities litigators rely on experience and judgment to zealously represent clients while remaining sensitive to the potential implications of positions or strategies to those clients in other settings.