Jenner & Block

Securities Litigation and Enforcement

Practice Areas

In particular, our Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice includes:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings—representation of issuers, investment advisers, officers and directors, and professionals in investigations and civil proceedings initiated by the SEC.
  • Defense of actions for securities fraud and misrepresentation—class actions and individual suits against issuers, directors, officers, underwriters, brokers, accountants, attorneys, investment companies and investment advisors under federal and state securities laws.
  • Derivative actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty and related torts—suits by derivative plaintiffs in federal and state courts asserting violations of the duty of loyalty and care by directors and officers.
  • Contests for corporate control—litigation involving proxy contests, tender offers and mergers and attendant class and derivative litigation.
  • Insider trading allegations—civil and criminal insider trading actions against issuers and insiders under Section 10(b) and other federal provisions, including civil actions under Section 16.
  • Broker-Dealer litigation—representation of registered broker-dealers and investment advisors in state and federal investigations and actions, arbitrations, and proceedings before self-regulatory organizations.
  • Bankruptcy/securities litigation—representation of issuers, officers and directors, and professionals in connection with parallel bankruptcy and securities actions where the issuer has become insolvent.
  • Insurance coverage litigation—representation of issuers, officers and directors, and professionals in connection with parallel insurance and securities actions where insurance carriers dispute the nature or scope of coverage.
  • Arbitration and mediation—members of our practice serve as arbitrators and mediators for the NYSE, FINRA, CBOE and the National Futures Association, in addition to representing clients in these forums.