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Burr & Forman attorneys have the experience to assist you in all forms of securities disputes, whether it is a dispute over a departing stock broker's book of business or a shareholder derivative suit brought against a publicly-traded corporation.

Burr & Forman attorneys have represented clients in disputes in state and federal courts, before the SEC and state securities commissions, and in FINRA arbitrations.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Securities Litigation
Represented defendants in claim of securities fraud. Case dismissed in our favor in matter of first impression in the Sixth Circuit.

Securities Litigation
Counsel for Respondent in the 2008 United States Supreme Court decision, where the Supreme Court held against private "scheme liability" claims under the federal securities laws. Public commentators call it the most important Supreme Court business decision in a decade.

Securities Litigation
Represented defendant in regard to "scheme liability" claims in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.

Securities Litigation
Represented client regarding motion to dismiss issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. Motion to dismiss in client's favor affirmed.

Securities Litigation
Represented client in regard to scienter issues in a 10b-5 securities class action. On interlocutory appeal, the denial of motion to dismiss was affirmed. First Eleventh Circuit case to deal with aggregation issues regarding scienter under the PSLRA.