Securities Litigation

'They have a deep understanding of securities litigation and have an impressive track record of achieving great results', say clients of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Legal 500 US 2021
Well-respected firm with strength across the US. Known for its expert representation of corporate issuers in class actions, derivative suits, Section 11 cases and wider shareholder disputes. Also respected for its work in M&A litigation.
Chambers USA 2021

Our securities litigation practice represents clients in every type and every stage of securities litigation. In the U.S., our team includes partners with decades of private securities litigation experience, national security and privacy professionals, high-ranking members of the Department of Justice, SEC enforcement lawyers, White House and FBI counsel, former federal and state prosecutors, and in-house accounting professionals with public accounting experience.

We cover all aspects of securities litigation, including:

  • Federal and state securities class actions
  • Derivative suits
  • Merger litigation
  • Regulatory and internal investigations
  • DOJ and SEC enforcement investigations and litigation

Our team has achieved dozens of early dismissals and numerous trial victories, including in the largest securities class action jury trial in history. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to protect them against the financial, reputational, and operational challenges posed by investigations and litigation.

We cover the full spectrum of securities and related U.S. and foreign laws including:

  • The Securities Act of 1933, and Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • The FCPA, UK Bribery, Bank Secrecy, and False Claims Act
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Anti-money laundering, federal healthcare fraud, international trade, economic sanctions, and export control laws

With offices worldwide, we have experience across many diverse industries and all types of litigation to best serve clients across the global economy. Our team routinely collaborates with our colleagues in our Privacy and Data Security and National Security groups to handle matters involving complex data or national security interests. 

We also provide timely updates, news, and information on court decisions, legislation, and trends that affect our clients. We are frequent participants on panels, deliver keynotes at industry conferences and symposiums, and offer customized (including CLE-accredited) workshops and presentations on the topics that our clients tell us keep them up at night.

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