Securities Litigation, Enforcement + White-Collar Defense | China


Morrison & Foerster is a recognized leader in all aspects of securities litigation, enforcement, and white-collar defense for companies in the United States and China. For decades, in jurisdictions around the United States, we have successfully represented issuers and their officers and directors in private securities litigation, including class actions and derivative suits. We also have extensive experience representing investment banks, broker dealers and other professionals in class action and derivative litigation. Many of our victories are reflected in published judicial decisions that have shaped the law.

We have also regularly represented issuers and individual officers and directors in civil and criminal government investigations and litigation, including enforcement actions brought by the SEC, the Criminal Division of the Justice Department and various state attorneys general. We also represent audit committees and boards of directors conducting internal investigations, and advise companies and individuals on issues such as litigation avoidance, stock exchange listing and liability insurance.

Our securities litigation, enforcement and white-collar defense practice includes more than 150 lawyers in our 16 offices around the world. The group includes prominent lawyers with decades of experience, former federal and state criminal prosecutors, and former SEC enforcement lawyers. Our staff also includes in-house accounting with decades of public accounting experience.

The group has represented companies located in the United States and China in a wide range of industries, from financial services and consumer products to technology companies in the software, life sciences and telecommunications fields. We work closely with recognized leaders across the firm to understand and address our clients' business, financial and legal problems.

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