Securities Litigation

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Kirkland has an exceptional bench and we have access to great resources among the team. They meet very high expectations.” - Chambers USA, 2023

Kirkland’s Securities Litigation Practice Group is led by a core group of experienced trial lawyers renowned for winning complex, bet-the-company securities cases, many precedent-setting, and often involving cutting-edge issues.

Our team handles the full spectrum of securities matters, including 10(b) stock drop and IPO-related class actions, shareholder derivative suits at the forefront of Delaware law, M&A and proxy-related disputes, books and records demands and other corporate governance-related disputes, and litigation demands on boards. Our litigators also routinely represent clients in securities litigations that relate to investigations and enforcement actions.

Our litigators are known for developing innovative strategies to win complex cases, and we customize strategies and tactics to each client and situation. We have deep experience handling litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions involving concurrent securities fraud suits, derivative actions and document demands, as well as regulatory and legislative inquiries and the media. Kirkland’s clients benefit from coming to us as a one-stop shop.” We collaborate closely across practice groups and offices and provide services across various disciplines. We routinely represent clients in complex securities litigations that relate to government investigations and enforcement actions, working closely with the preeminent lawyers in Kirkland’s government, regulatory and internal investigations and securities and futures enforcement  practices to develop and provide a coordinated response.

Our approach and commitment to early trial preparation and trial readiness often produces more favorable pre-trial results. We know how to get cases dismissed, and we know how to litigate cases if they survive dismissal, how to handle discovery efficiently and effectively, how to defeat class certification, how to win at summary judgment, and if necessary, how to win at trial.

Tier 1 Securities Litigation

The Legal 500, 2023

Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Nationwide, Chicago & Washington, D.C., 2013–2023

U.S. News and World Report – Best Law Firms

Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Nationwide

Benchmark Litigation, 2024