Practice/Industry Group Overview
Duane Morris represents both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation brought under federal and state securities laws. These matters typically arise out of mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, tax shelter investments, securities appraisals, corporate disclosures and public offerings.
Range of Services
Our securities litigation practice ranges from litigation resulting from initial public offerings and issues of corporate disclosure to shareholder disputes stemming from mergers and acquisitions and tender offers, as well as insurance coverage issues raised in these contexts. The firm also represents clients in securities class actions.
Our lawyers have defended law firms, accounting firms, underwriters and brokers in litigation arising out of both equity and debt offerings. The firm has represented management, as well as outside directors, in various cases involving challenges to public disclosures in connection with public offerings, derivative and other actions involving fiduciary duty claims and actions against directors and officers and claims brought by regulators and rehabilitators. In addition, Duane Morris has represented both the acquirer and the target in hostile takeovers that have involved issues of securities law, as well as in litigation concerning the takeovers.
In the retail brokerage area, the firm has represented brokerage firms, registered representatives and public customers in litigation and arbitration in all aspects of securities law, including broker-customer cases, intra-industry disputes and employment claims. Our lawyers have served as arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, providing a unique perspective on how such cases are viewed by those who decide them.