Securities Arbitration & Litigation
We have experience at all levels of state and federal courts. Our litigation practice is noted for its expertise in handling complex and multi-party litigation.
We work with our clients to manage the risk of litigation and find the most cost effective and efficient approach to each case. Our aim is to get to the heart of the issue, avoid lengthy proceedings, minimize the disruption to our clients’ businesses and or offerings, and resolve disputes in a creative and expeditious way.
We also have expertise in mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and other means of alternative dispute resolution if our clients prefer to avoid the publicity, risks, costs, and delays inherent in civil litigation.
Approximately two-thirds of all securities arbitration is between broker-dealers and their clients. The most common allegations of misconduct are:
• Account overtrading (churning)
• Unauthorized trading
• Market manipulation
• Mutual fund share class violations
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Omission of facts
• Breach of contract
• Failure to supervise
One-third of all securities arbitration is between promoters or investors.
Securities arbitration proceedings are intricate and must follow strict guidelines. Trust us for thorough and effective representation that protects your financial interest and your reputation.
We have extensive experience in litigating business contracts, securities, tax, competition/antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, insurance, real estate, insolvency, fraud, construction, and employment matters.
Our clients include companies and investors in a wide cross-section of industries. We also represent trustees, receivers, monitors, creditors, and debtors in insolvency and restructuring matters.