Securities Litigation

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Overview

“We go to Kirkland when we need aggressive litigators who will be our fierce advocates.” - Legal 500

Kirkland’s Securities Litigation Practice Group is led by a core group of experienced trial lawyers renowned for winning complex securities cases, many precedent-setting.

The team handles the full spectrum of securities matters involving allegations under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; state corporate and securities statutes; and common law claims for breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment, among others. This includes M&A and proxy-related disputes, shareholder derivative suits, structured finance litigation, stock appraisal actions, books and records demands, and litigation demands on boards.

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. 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 Investigations practice to develop and provide a coordinated response.

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.

Standout Firm: Securities

BTI Litigation Outlook, 2020

4-time winner, Securities Litigation Practice Group of the Year

Law360

Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Nationwide, New York & Chicago, 2013–2021

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