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If your company and board are facing litigation from shareholders or the government, you need a legal partner committed to collaborating with you, a team that has been there before and can jump in to assess the facts, help tailor your strategy and achieve the best possible outcome for your business.
Our White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation and Compliance team has been on every side of the table: as defense lawyers, prosecutors and in-house counsel.
Our team includes:
We regularly represent clients and provide crisis management advice in complex white collar criminal, securities and regulatory matters. With decades of collective trial experience (including lawyers who have first chaired dozens of defense cases to verdict), we are known for our creative and effective defense of clients in the investigative phase of a case as well as in the courtroom.
A credible trial threat on the defense side can prove decisive in resolving securities class actions on favorable terms. The plaintiffs’ securities class action bar knows that we can, and will, take them to trial and win.
Our lawyers have successfully defended hundreds of securities class actions in 43 states, often obtaining early dismissals using pretrial motions or by negotiating favorable early settlements within the limits of D&O coverage. And our team has successfully defended several of the securities class action cases that have reached a verdict since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.
Our team also assists clients facing compliance challenges. We create, assess and test compliance programs and provide day-to-day compliance advice for numerous public and private clients, both domestic and international.
Whether you confront a criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution, require an internal investigation, or seek to prevent problems by enhancing compliance programs, we draw on our broad and deep experience and perspective to provide the most effective advice and support. With offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and lawyers who have represented clients in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, our team can defend clients anywhere in the world.