The consequences of securities investigations, enforcement actions and civil litigation may be significant damages, monetary and other penalties. You might even be prosecuted criminally.
Our lawyers have decades of collective experience representing clients facing damage/actions government investigations and enforcement actions. The subject matter of these proceedings includes the following categories:
- Securities and bank fraud
- Brokerage firm trading practices
- Brokerage firm underwriting practices
- Insider trading
- Investment advisor activities
- Securities offerings
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Class action proceedings
Our clients come from virtually every aspect of the securities industry and include corporations, corporate officers and directors, major national brokerage houses, NYSE floor brokerage firms, investment advisory and asset management firms, accounting firms and investors accused of insider trading.
Our brokerage firm clients hire us to defend them in customer and industry arbitrations, regulatory inquiries, disciplinary proceedings and investigations by the SEC, NYSE, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state agencies. We also regularly represent these clients in civil litigation involving, for example, customer claims, allegations of securities law violations, and employee compensation and termination matters. In addition, we act as regular outside counsel for a number of firms and in that regard handle, among other types of matters, partnership and control disputes. We arbitrate in all regulatory forums and before the American Arbitration Association. We litigate in both state and federal courts in a variety of jurisdictions.
We also conduct internal investigations for clients involving federal securities laws and regulatory and fiduciary duty issues. As attorneys who specialize in securities litigation and enforcement, in the event that you become the target of a criminal investigation or prosecution, we will work closely with Garvey Schubert Barer's white-collar defense and investigations lawyers, who, like us, have preeminent credentials, deep experience and a history of producing favorable results for clients.
Drawing on our extensive knowledge, trial experience and understanding of the securities industry, we tailor our services individually for each client, thereby providing you with the best possible legal advice.
U.S. District Court, Portland, Oregon
Obtained a defense jury verdict on behalf of client accused of insider trading in violation of federal securities laws.
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- GSB Newsroom, 7.11.17
- Garvey Schubert Barer Ranked Among Leading U.S. Firms in Chambers USA 2017 Guide; Four Practices and 12 Lawyers FeaturedGSB Newsroom, 5.26.17
- Portland Business Journal (subscription required), 2.10.17
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- "Oregon's Blue Sky Securities Law—Better Safe than Sorry," Oregon State Bar 2017 RELU Summer ConferenceSpeaking EngagementBend, OR, 8.18.17
- Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund – 2017 Defense Panel ConferenceEventSunriver, OR, 8.25.17
- "Protecting Yourself From Liability to Non-Clients: Understanding Which Business Ventures Are Oregon Securities," Oregon State Bar CLEEventTigard, OR, 9.13.17
- "Securities Liability for Transactional Lawyers Under Oregon’s Draconian Blue Sky Law," Oregon State Bar Securities Law Section EventSpeaking EngagementPortland, OR, 11.15.17
- Panel DiscussionPortland, OR, 3.15.17
- The American College of Trial Lawyers Journal, Spring 2017
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