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:
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:
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.
Chambers USA 2018 National: FCPA California: Securities Litigation California: General Commercial Litigation New York: General Commercial Litigation New York: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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 2018 National: Securities Litigation Defense National: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
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:
They are extremely business-minded and wonderful partners. They are efficient, effective and provide actionable advice – Chambers USA 2018
The team’s bench is full of people who have deep experience with the DOJ. That is invaluable. – Chambers USA 2018
It is one of the few firms that are capable of handling complex, hi-tech matters on a global scale. – Chambers USA 2018
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
“Formidable litigation practice recognized for its capabilities in market-defining securities litigation… Calls upon excellent expertise in the technology and financial services sectors to provide strength in diverse matters, including privacy and data security issues and unfair business practice claims.” (Chambers USA 2018)
“‘Outstanding firm’ Morrison & Foerster LLP provides ‘an extremely high level of service, responsiveness and strategic advice’.” (Legal500 US 2018)
“Their best qualities are a high degree of skill and they're excellent litigators that know their audience.”(Chambers USA)
“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)
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