Is your privately held company considering an initial public offering (IPO) in an effort to raise capital and expand operations? Are you an executive at a publicly traded company that's concerned about ensuring employees comply with all applicable securities laws? Have you been accused of insider trading or does your company suspect that insider trading may have occurred? Securities lawyers can advise companies thinking about going public, guide them through the IPO process and then work to address securities compliance issues once the company is publicly traded. Securities attorneys can also defend companies and individuals accused of insider trading or violations of other securities laws (including Blue Sky laws, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010).