Securities Litigation & Enforcement

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Reed Smith has deep and substantial experience in virtually all areas of securities and derivative litigation, board or audit committee-conducted internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Our experience includes representation of issuers, officers, directors, registered broker-dealers, market maker and specialist firms, institutional investors, investment advisors, and other industry professionals, in federal and state courts across the country; and in regulatory investigations, and enforcement and administrative proceedings. We have confronted and resolved matters involving a wide range of securities, including sophisticated asset-backed debt instruments, other complex investment and financing vehicles, and exchange-traded options and futures. In each instance, our experience allows us to develop a strategy and build a case that accomplishes our client’s goals efficiently and effectively.

The Securities Litigation & Enforcement Group in the United States includes trial veterans in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Many of these individuals have previously worked for the SEC, NYSE, FINRA, or DOJ, or have attained CPA certification and come with audit-firm experience.

Reed Smith’s Securities Litigation & Enforcement Group outside of the United States includes lawyers based in London, Paris, Munich, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing, who have represented clients in courts and before regulatory authorities around the globe.