CHICAGO (February 22, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery’s Securities Litigation Practice Group has been recognized as a leading securities defense firm by Securities Law360. According to its recently published survey, Securities Law360 identified McDermott among the top 10 of 100 firms based on the number of new cases taken in 2006.
The survey ranked firms based on the number of times they were hired to represent a litigant in securities litigation cases before federal courts, including district courts, bankruptcy courts and appeals courts, as identified by the U.S. district court and circuit court dockets.
McDermott's Securities Litigation Practice Group is comprised of lawyers with significant experience representing public companies, their officers, directors and other affiliates, who are the subject of securities-related litigation. Our lawyers have substantial experience defending individual, class and derivative actions. We have handled issuer fraud cases, corporate take-over contests, proxy fights and valuation cases, among others. We have represented clients in federal and state courts across the United States and have great familiarity with the corporate governance laws of the State of Delaware, where many of these actions are filed.
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