In disputes involving corporate governance, Rhoads & Sinon is well-known for its defense of lawsuits attacking specific transactions and allegations of corporate mismanagement.
We have assisted boards in developing strategies to avoid litigation and provided counsel to corporations, and their directors, officers, and committees in the defense of shareholder litigation. Our experience includes a wide variety of direct, derivative and class action cases involving fraud, breach of fiduciary responsibility, federal securities laws, structured and derivative financial transactions, corporate control contests, and partnership and shareholder disputes.
We also have substantial experience in addressing those instances where an employee becomes a whistleblower or governmental agents pursue a company with a search warrant. We work to diffuse or resolve a situation of that nature before it hits the public eye. However, in the event resolution is not possible, we are able to draw upon our depth and substantial experience to aggressively defend any criminal, administrative or corresponding civil proceedings against our clients.
Rhoads & Sinon also regularly assists its clients in conducting internal investigations and performing internal audits to assure compliance with state and federal law. We evaluate compliance issues in order to create strategies to avoid or minimize liability before the government agents appear.
In addition, because of its experience and in-depth knowledge of the judiciary in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Rhoads & Sinon is often called upon to serve as local counsel in such proceedings, offering assistance behind the scenes or before the judge and jury. In each circumstance we understand and recognize the value of the attorney-client relationship, working with trial counsel to present the most effective defense.