Securities Litigation, Investigations & Enforcement

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Orrick securities litigators recognize critical issues early and work with clients to avoid the missteps that can turn a defensible lawsuit into a corporate disaster. With the public primed to believe the worst about corporations and their officers and directors, and with directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurers resisting exorbitant settlements, the prospect of a jury trial in a securities class action becomes more likely.

Orrick’s securities litigators work in the representation of issuers, underwriters, company officers, company directors and accounting firms. Our track record of pretrial dismissals, trials, appeals and settlements in securities litigation cases nationwide places Orrick’s practice among the most elite securities defense teams in the areas of SEC and internal investigations, white collar defense, securities class actions, M&A litigation and more.

Orrick lawyers have successfully defended companies in more than 100 securities class actions in 43 states and tried three of the eight known securities class action cases that have reached a verdict since the passage of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All were complete defense victories.  Orrick lawyers regularly advise companies in dealing with inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Orrick's Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement practice and attorneys are recognized by the following publications and directories:

  • In 2015, Chambers USA ranked Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement practice in Band 3 California and Band 4 nationwide.
  • Partners Dan Dunne, George Greer, Jason Halper, Michael Torpey and Michael Tu were individually ranked by Chambers USA in 2015.
  • In 2015, Legal 500 ranked Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement practice in Tier 3.
  • James Kramer and Kenneth Herzinger were individually recognized by Benchmark in 2015.

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