Securities Litigation

The actions of corporations and their management are under increasing scrutiny from shareholders, regulators and plaintiffs’ lawyers. Under these circumstances, there is a constant risk of high-stakes shareholder securities-fraud class actions and derivative suits, transactional challenges, proxy fights, government inquiries, and a host of other proceedings and business disruptions. These lawsuits, challenges and inquiries often go to the core of a company’s business and can be devastating to its operations and reputation. When confronted with these issues, companies need experienced counsel to quickly and appropriately respond in a way that protects their legal interests and their business and strategic objectives.

Troutman Sanders’ Securities Litigation practice represents public and private companies, and their officers and directors, in federal and state courts throughout the United States. We have the breadth and depth of experience necessary to successfully defend clients against securities-fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions and shareholder challenges to M&A deals. We also regularly represent clients in disputes arising from transactions, including post-closing adjustments and business torts. Drawing on our cumulative knowledge, our securities litigators frequently counsel clients on a variety of related complex corporate and securities issues and work closely with our transactional lawyers to minimize the risk of litigation.

Our securities litigators obtain excellent results for our clients, often disposing of claims on pre-trial motions or by obtaining favorable settlements. Our lawyers are well prepared to present even the most complex issues to judges and juries. In each representation, we focus on our client’s overall strategic and business objectives while managing the litigation toward the most effective and efficient outcome. We take a business-oriented approach, which makes us uniquely equipped to adjust our representation quickly to accommodate each client’s changing needs.

We represent clients in a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services, energy, retail, real estate, technology, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, construction and healthcare. Through our experience representing clients in these and other industries, we remain current on changes in legal and market conditions so that we can provide the most relevant and timely counsel available.

Our core areas include the following:

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