The Curtis securities litigation practice represents clients in the defence of complex cases in both federal and state court. Our clients include domestic and international corporations, investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions, as well as accounting firms, law firms and individuals.
The range of services provided by the group includes:
- Defence of securities class-action lawsuits
- Defence of shareholder derivative lawsuits
- Defence of actions against issuers and underwriters of securities
Our securities litigation practice is based in our New York and Washington DC offices, and brings a sophisticated understanding of securities markets to matters across the country. Best known for their trial skills, Curtis litigators also recognise the need for early and favorable resolutions, and have a track record of successfully obtaining dismissals, summary judgements and denials of class certification on behalf of their clients. Familiarity with the leading firms of the plaintiffs’ bar provides our lawyers a strong grasp of the strategies and tactics of plaintiff’s counsel and allows them to negotiate settlements from a position of strength. The group also works closely with the firm’s criminal defence and government investigations group in the representation of clients under investigation for violations of the securities laws.
The securities litigation group frequently draws upon the industry experience and insight of our capital markets and investment management attorneys to develop comprehensive strategies that address all the legal and factual aspects of each securities-related matter.
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