Securities

Institutional investors have a right to expect honesty, responsibility, and accountability from the corporations in which they invest. When companies and management dishonor this obligation—through fraud or other malfeasance—investors deserve recompense.
Labaton Sucharow has earned a leading position within the securities class action bar in the fight against corporate fraud. Having secured monumental financial recoveries and historic reforms against corporate heavyweights, we have proven that we have the winning combination: exceptional experience, inventive and innovative approaches, enduring commitment, and some of the best brains in the business. Our Securities Litigation Practice has recovered more than $8 billion, proudly representing some of the largest institutional investors in the world; including renowned public pension funds, hedge funds, and financial institutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe who have placed their trust in us.

We are currently prosecuting or have prosecuted many of the leading cases resulting from the credit crisis including: In re Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Securities Litigation; In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation; In re Countrywide Securities Litigation; and In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation. As well as more traditional frauds: In re MF Global Securities Litigation; In re Schering-Plough/ENHANCE Securities Litigation; and In re Massey Energy Co. Securities Litigation.

Please find more information on the Firm's market-leading cases here.

Non-U.S. Securities

Financial fraud crosses borders. So do we. It has become clear that the world's largest investors will increasingly need to look beyond their own borders as they seek to achieve necessary returns. Accordingly, our clients work hard to develop geographically diversified portfolios and engage in new investment opportunities. With increased exposure comes increased risk, however, which heightens the need to appropriately safeguard their beneficiaries' interests regardless of the countries in which they are invested. Potentially damaging fraud and misconduct disregards geographic boundaries—as such, international monitoring and analysis are crucial to investment risk management. Labaton Sucharow is one of the first U.S. law firms to recognize this need and we have assembled an international team of professionals active in, and sensitive to, a multitude of jurisdictions. Learn more about the Firm's non-U.S. securities experience here

Our Team  

Securities cases typically take years. They involve complex financial issues and require a deep bench of skilled trial lawyers at the ready, supported by a highly experienced staff of other professionals including accountants, analysts, and investigators. We provide our clients with a legal team armed with such resources, experience, insight, and endurance.

It starts with good, technical lawyering. We are proud to combine the talents of more than 60 attorneys with centuries of experience litigating matters in state and federal courts across the country. A large percentage of Labaton Sucharow attorneys, including more than half of its partners, have relevant trial experience. Our team is further differentiated by an excellent support staff of sophisticated financial analysts, e-discovery specialists, investigators, and forensic accountants with federal and state law enforcement experience. All are committed to the same end—to protect and advance the interests of our clients.

Supplementing our work in the trenches of complex securities litigation, our attorneys serve as prominent leaders in the legal community through membership and high-level involvement with a range of organizations such as the Council of Institutional Investors, the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, the Sedona Conference, the Federal Bar Council, and city and state bar associations.