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Litigation: Securities | USA

District of Columbia

Securities Litigation includes: insider trading; shareholder disputes; contested M&A bids; reorganisations and restructurings; corporate governance disputes; director, officer, issuer and investment dealer disclosure and; liability matters and other non-compliance matters. Corporate governance disputes arise where it is alleged that management has breached the rights and responsibilities agreed with shareholders.

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Band 1
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Litigation: Securities
    2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has a formidable litigation practice with considerable experience in commercial matters, securities disputes and appellate work. It fields an enviable bench of talented lawyers who maintain sophisticated practices incorporating class action defense and constitutional law. The firm is adept across a range of sectors, with environmental and telecommunications among its particular specialties. It also has excellent capabilities in large cross-border litigation and investigations.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Litigation: Securities
    2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins LLP has an impressive team that features a number of prominent practitioners with considerable government experience and trial expertise. The firm offers real strength in a number of areas, including in environmental and toxic tort litigation, FCA violations and insurance coverage disputes. It also boasts a stellar securities practice with significant experience in high-profile shareholder class actions. The team frequently represents clients across a diverse range of sectors, including highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and energy. It fields substantial expertise in matters with cross-border elements, with support from the firm's international offices.
  3. Williams & Connolly LLP
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    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Litigation: Securities
    2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Williams & Connolly LLP is a top-flight DC firm and litigation powerhouse, with a legacy of excellence in contentious civil matters. Its deep and dynamic bench of talented litigators consistently involved in major commercial disputes and securities litigation. The firm offers top-drawer advice and masterful trial expertise to an enviable list of clients that includes a whole host of high-profile individuals as well as multinational companies, global financial institutions and media organizations. It houses recognized strength in litigating complex cross-border disputes, as well as nationwide class actions and mass torts.
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Band 2
  1. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Litigation: Securities
    2023 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    Kirkland & Ellis boasts an exemplary litigation practice with a national and global reach. It represents top-tier, multinational clients from a broad range of sectors, including financial services, energy and technology. The team is highly successful in class action defense, with significant victories in consumer, antitrust, securities and RICO class actions. It is particularly well regarded for its handling of major, nationwide product liability disputes, and frequently acts for clients in complex multidistrict cases. The firm is recognized for the strength of its trial practice as well as its impressive track record in front of arbitration panels and appellate courts.
  2. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Litigation: Securities
    2023 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a prolific litigation practice that is particularly acclaimed for its strengths in FCA claims and class actions. It offers extensive experience in fraud and malpractice claims, as well as securities litigation, including high-profile lawsuits for both individuals and corporations. The firm is noted for its involvement in the high-profile concussion cases.