McDermott’s securities litigation team has extensive experience, and has successfully represented companies and their officers and directors, accountants, and other professionals and individuals, in the defense of class, derivative and other civil litigation under federal and state securities laws. We handle securities fraud cases, market manipulation cases, corporate take-over contests, proxy fights, insider trading and valuation cases, representing clients in federal and state courts across the United States.
We represent public companies, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment advisers, underwriters, audit committees and officers, directors and senior management in investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), stock exchanges and other self-regulatory organizations, as well as various state securities enforcement agencies.
Our securities defense group includes former members of the SEC Division of Enforcement, all of whom have substantial experience covering the full spectrum of securities enforcement activity. We understand the SEC’s organization, rules, practices, customs and staff. The SEC has called upon members of our group to act as receivers in SEC civil enforcement proceedings.