In an era when large financial institutions, publicly-traded companies and even entire economies have faced collapse, securities litigation is shaping board decisions and future government regulation for corporations of all shapes and sizes. All arms of the federal government, especially the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), are scrutinizing business practices and the number of federal securities class actions from the plaintiffs' bar continues to rise. Kilpatrick Townsend offers a strong combination of corporate know-how and securities litigation experience for corporations and their directors and officers.
Firm litigators have extensive experience in litigating claims of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. They've managed both large class actions and individual claims under federal and state statutes. Representative issues include disputes over restated financial statements, the decline of share values after mergers and acquisitions, injunctions blocking reorganizations, allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, alleged RICO violations and the sale of unregistered securities.