Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Overview | White & Case

Overview

Shareholders are increasingly demanding, regulations are in flux and related disputes are growing. When faced with securities litigation that threatens our clients' business operations, we work vigorously to manage the risks, bringing the litigation to a quick and favorable resolution.

We offer clients an integrated team of civil litigators and white collar lawyers with unsurpassed experience defending US and non-US companies and their management against US securities litigation and government civil or criminal enforcement actions, including by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our skilled practitioners draw on their international perspective to offer unique solutions to complex business issues. Our clients include the world's leading financial institutions, accounting firms, underwriters, Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors.

Our Securities Lawyers are experienced in areas such as litigation under the 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts, including shareholder class action lawsuits, shareholder derivative suits, mergers and acquisitions litigation, leveraged buyout and takeover litigation, short-swing profit litigation, proxy contests, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisory Act, litigation involving international securities transactions, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, and foreign secrecy laws and blocking statutes. In recent years, we have represented clients in several of the largest and most complicated shareholder class action suits alleging securities fraud, as well as related suits brought in bankruptcy and state courts. In addition, we have represented a number of clients in connection with insider trading cases and SEC investigations.

Awards and recognition

"Established group of experienced litigators who regularly act on significant commercial disputes at trial and appellate level."
Chambers USA 2017

"Knowledge, thoroughness, expertise in litigation, client service and strategizing."
Chambers USA 2017 (client quote)

"A really strong firm. They have a broad global reach and I think that's one of the great strengths they bring to the table."
Chambers USA 2016 (client quote)

Selected as a Class Action Group of the Year
Law360 2015