Williams & Connolly LLP

Securities: Litigation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Robust litigation practice offering counsel to accounting and private equity firms, as well as public companies and their senior executives in a variety of securities and M&A disputes. Recognized for litigating a variety of securities-based cases. Notably active in financial services litigation, having worked on a number of RMBS-related matters. Has a substantial practice advising clients in securities cases arising out of government actions and investigations, including False Claims Act proceedings. Draws on the firm's exceptional reputation for trial advocacy to provide clients with highly effective representation.

Work highlights Represented CVS Healthcare in six securities class actions across three jurisdictions. The suits allege violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and 1934 in relation to the client's acquisition of Omnicare, claiming that the financial impact of the acquisition was overstated.

Notable practitioners

The securities litigation group is led by Steven Farina and Robert Van Kirk.