Securities Litigation

With experienced attorneys in offices located in Atlanta, New York, the District of Columbia, Raleigh, and throughout Virginia, the Troutman Sanders Securities Litigation Practice Group has the depth of experience and expertise to help clients meet the challenges of today’s business environment.

When confronted with litigation, investigations, regulatory proceedings, or other complex corporate and securities issues, our attorneys focus on the client’s business needs and objectives and work together with the client to manage risks and develop strategies for obtaining a successful result. We understand that the matters we handle are of utmost importance to our clients—not only are the stakes extremely high, but the costs and business interruptions are often substantial.

Our attorneys are result-oriented litigators with a reputation for providing the highest quality service to our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys have significant trial experience and are capable of trying the most complex issues to judges, juries, and arbitrators. However, from the outset of every engagement, we look for early solutions, whether by settlement or pre-trial proceedings. We are fully equipped to provide excellent legal representation, while at the same time maintaining a high level of accessibility and responsiveness to our clients.  In addition, our attorneys remain current on changes in the market affecting our clients in order to provide the most relevant and timely counsel available, including the subprime mortgage crisis.

Class Action and Derivative Litigation
Our attorneys defend public companies, individual directors and officers, underwriters, and auditors in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and other securities-related litigation.

Other D&O Claims and Transactional Litigation
Our attorneys represent public and private companies and individual shareholders, directors, and officers in shareholder disputes, corporate governance claims for bad faith, breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, and other disputes arising from complex commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Investigations and Enforcement Actions
Our attorneys work with businesses and individuals in responding to enforcement actions, investigations, and proceedings before the SEC, the Department of Justice, and other regulatory agencies. Our attorneys also design and perform internal investigations for boards of directors and their committees who have need for a confidential, objective assessment of certain business activities or practices (independent of, or in conjunction with, governmental investigations, regulatory proceedings, or private litigation).

Brokerage Firm Representation
Our attorneys have wide experience and expertise representing both national and regional securities brokerage firms in complex lawsuits and arbitrations and in regulatory investigations and proceedings, involving the SEC, state regulatory commissions, and self-regulating organizations (NASD, NYSE, ASE, etc.).

Regulatory Compliance
With the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, securities and regulatory compliance has become increasingly complicated, and the activities of corporate boards and management are subject to intense scrutiny. The attorneys in our practice group work closely with our firm’s corporate and securities practitioners to help clients manage risks and navigate the current regulatory landscape.

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Diversity

Troutman Sanders embraces diversity as a cornerstone of our future. It means, in part, a commitment by all of our attorneys and all other personnel to a shared vision and the establishment of a workplace environment that is fully inclusive. The Firm values diversity in that it enables the Firm both to take full advantage of the knowledge and talents of a multicultural team in order to meet and exceed individual and business goals and client expectations, and to meet the Firm’s obligation to provide the broadest possible range of opportunities to the members of the communities served by the Firm.

Troutman Sanders defines diversity as an environment of inclusion, in which race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, background and social and ethnic group differences are accepted and valued, and all members of the Firm can contribute to their fullest potential to achieve the Firm’s business goals.

Troutman Sanders supports many initiatives that foster an inclusive environment and help all its personnel balance commitments to clients and family:

Domestic Partnership Benefits

Troutman Sanders offers domestic partnership insurance benefits and has a longstanding policy against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Women’s Forum

The Troutman Sanders Women’s Forum is a framework to increase the visibility of our women lawyers and their accomplishments, provide expanded professional and business development opportunities, and provide a supportive environment for the continued recruitment, promotion and retention of women lawyers firm-wide.

Moms' Group

The Moms' Group at Troutman Sanders includes both full and part-time women lawyers with children of all ages and provides the opportunity to discuss issues of common concern among a support network such as part-time employment options with the firm and child-care providers.

Charitable Giving

The firm allocates a significant amount of its annual charitable, diversity, and civic contributions budget toward nonprofit organizations and bar associations with a diverse constituency or whose mission directly influences the issue of diversity.  These organizations include the Latin American Association, National Association of Chinese Americans, Stonewall Bar Association , Georgia Hispanic Chamber,  National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Equality Virginia,  Stakeholders, Inc., Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), YWCA, HRNEW, The Urban League, and Catalyst, Inc.

Recruiting

Troutman Sanders proactively recruits a diverse team of lawyers by visiting law school campuses and participating in minority job fairs, including the Lavender Law Job Fair, Southeast Minority Job Fair, Mid-Atlantic BLSA Minority Job Fair and Virginia Bar Association Minority Job Fair.  The firm also sponsors a variety of associations that connect minority law students to internships and job opportunities in the legal industry. 

Ongoing efforts to promote and foster an inclusive environment are lead by the Troutman Sanders Diversity Committee. Its primary goals are to implement the firm’s philosophy on diversity, ensure a welcoming workplace for all personnel, and make an impact on the community through charitable giving and pro bono service.

Members of the Diversity Committee are:

Sallie A. Daniel, Chief Diversity Officer
Ronald R. Ross, Chairperson **
Pamela S. Belleman ** 
Robert L. Bourguignon **
Julie L. Burgener **
Albert C. Hwang **
Molly F. James **
Jennifer Mathis **
Joseph M. Parker **
John M. Ramirez **
E. Fitzgerald Veira **
Sonia K. Bain
Sandra L. Brown
Michael D. Hobbs, Jr.
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.
Prashant K. Khetan
M. Kevin McCusty
George L. Scruggs
Rebecca W. Shanlever
Wendelin W. Silliman
Anthony F. Troy
Jerome Walker
Farah S. Ahmed * 
Meredith N. Baron *
George G. Booker *
Alonso J. Cisneros *
Tameka M. Collier *
Sara H. Doran *
Kaleen Serena Ford *
Becki F. Kieffer *
Adam S. Libove *
Christina M. Lucio *
Nora Garcia Nickel *
Tashwanda C. Pinchback *
S. Kaveh E. Rashidi-Yazd *
Jimmy R. Rock *
Tania S. Sebastian *
Ashante Latanya Smith *
Matt J. Sperling *
Juliet G. Sy * 
Whitney S. Waldenberg *

* Elected by Associates
** Office Committee Chair
 

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