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Securities Litigation


Securities litigators represent individuals and corporations in securities class actions, stock-drop cases, and derivative actions. The work is in some ways similar to criminal defense work, determining what your client has done, whether it violates securities regulations, and how to defend the case. Securities litigators perform internal investigations on behalf of corporate audit committees and represent those audit committees, individuals, and companies in SEC investigations. Securities litigators also advise corporations on director and officer liability insurance issues. The cases can be complicated and involve complex facts patterns; practitioners will spend a lot of time reviewing documents and interviewing witnesses to develop the facts.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Christin Hill & Michael Komorowski

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Brittany Rogers

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ryan A. McLeod

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Lauren M. Rosenberg

Jones Day

Sarah D. Efronson

Simpson Thacher

Linton Mann III & Rachel Sparks Bradley


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Practice Area Insights: Securities Litigation

Practice Area Insights: Securities Litigation

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