Securities & Shareholder Litigation

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Kirkland's securities litigators have exceptional depth of knowledge representing clients in high-profile matters including:

  • Securities class action litigation

  • Shareholder derivative litigation

  • Merger, acquisition and proxy litigation

  • Structured finance litigation

  • ERISA-related litigation

  • Investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and other federal, state and non-U.S. regulators

  • Internal investigations

Among other current matters, Kirkland is representing Facebook and General Motors in class action litigation arising out of their respective initial public offerings, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ally, and First Horizon in numerous cases brought by institutional investors involving the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities, UBS in connection with short selling and CDS litigation, and issuers such as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Pfizer, Motorola and Teva Pharmaceuticals in securities class action and derivative litigation. The Firm recently won a major victory for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America before the U.S. Supreme Court in connection with more than 300 high-tech initial public offerings.

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