Morrison & Foerster’s litigators are recognized for their ability to succeed in high-stakes, complex cases. The firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Defense Practice Group is one of the leading practices in the country, with particular strength in key jurisdictions in California and New York.
The group has significant experience with federal and state securities class actions, derivative litigation, merger litigation, U.S. Attorney and SEC enforcement investigations and litigation, white-collar criminal defense matters, internal investigations and other complex litigation and counseling involving shareholder suits and corporate governance. Chambers USA 2016 recognized Morrison & Foerster as a leading firm for both Corporate Crime & Investigations and Securities Litigation in the United States. Legal 500 US 2016 recognized the firm as one of the leading firms in the nation for securities litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
We offer a comprehensive platform of legal services, with experienced litigators across our United States, Europe and Asia offices, to best serve clients across the rapidly expanding global economy. Our team also includes in-house accounting professionals with decades of public accounting experience. The firm’s Forensic Accounting Services Group focuses on cases involving the securities laws and on providing assistance with internal investigations. We frequently handle shareholder and derivative litigation and concurrent criminal, civil enforcement and legislative investigations. Given these resources, we have a proven record of success for our clients and a stellar reputation for outstanding client service. Our successes include dozens of early dismissals and numerous trial victories, such as in the largest securities class action jury trial in history.
We communicate with our clients on important news affecting their legal needs, including court decisions, legislation and trends. We also deliver a wide array of reports, white papers, newsletters, blogs and other resources to help clients stay informed. At the request of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the firm has authored several InfoPAKs (white papers) on topics such as Conducting Internal Investigations, Derivative Litigation and M&A Litigation.
Chambers USA 2017 National: FCPA National: General Commercial Litigation California: Securities Litigation California: General Commercial Litigation New York: General Commercial Litigation New York: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Legal 500 US 2017 National: Securities Litigation Defense National: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
Legal 500 UK 2017 Fraud: Civil and Regulatory Investigations Fraud: Corporate Crime Commercial Litigation
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2017 National: Financial Services Regulation Law (Tier 1) National: Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (Tier 1) National: Litigation - Securities (Tier 1) National: Securities Regulation (Tier 1) National: Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions (Tier 3) Los Angeles: Litigation - Securities (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Securities Regulation (Tier 1) New York: Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 1) New York: Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (Tier 1) New York: Litigation – Securities (Tier 1) San Francisco: Corporate Compliance Law (Tier 1) San Francisco: Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 1) San Francisco: Litigation – Securities (Tier 1)
BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 Standout: Securities and Finance Litigation
FT's 2014 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report Commended for Securities Litigation
Law360 2013 White Collar Practice Group of the Year
Here is what they say about us:
A formidable litigation practice recognized for its capabilities in market-defining securities litigation and cutting-edge commercial cases.– Chambers USA 2017
A client says: “They have really been a great strategic partner for us, they have gone above and beyond.”– Chambers USA 2017
Sources reveal: “They combine intellectual firepower with a tremendous investigative and analytical ability, and they are brilliant on the tactical and strategic level.” – Chambers USA 2017
“diligent and experienced”– Legal 500 2017
Their best qualities are a high degree of skill and they're excellent litigators that know their audience.– Chambers USA 2016
They are very responsive and client service-oriented.– Chambers USA 2016
Major player in the securities and commercial litigation spheres with the capacity to take on national and international cases. Adept at handling high-profile disputes for clients in a range of industries, including health care, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Retains strength in securities class action work as well as investigations and derivative actions. – Chambers USA 2015
Offers a broad range of representation in corporate criminal defense and government investigations. Combines notable trial experience with significant regulatory expertise when handling domestic and international proceedings.– Chambers USA 2015
The firm is excellent. They provide the hard advice, but also manage complex global investigations seamlessly. – Chambers USA 2015
“Their best qualities are a high degree of skill and they're excellent litigators that know their audience.”(Chambers USA 2016)
“Major player in the securities and commercial litigation spheres with the capacity to take on national and international cases. Adept at handling high-profile disputes for clients in a range of industries, including health care, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Retains strength in securities class action work as well as investigations and derivative actions.” (Chambers USA 2015)
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