Alston & Bird's Securities Litigation Group (SLG) represents clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, software, hospitality and professional services. SLG lawyers have extensive experience in pre-trial, trial and arbitration, and we specialize in securities class actions, challenges to M&A deals, derivative litigation, regulatory investigations, E&O claims against professionals and other transaction-based litigation.
We have a solid track record of obtaining early dismissal and favorable settlements on behalf of our clients. We have obtained pre-trial dismissals of cases at a rate far exceeding the national averages. We have never had an M&A deal blocked or delayed in any of our cases. Moreover, even though most securities class actions are either dismissed or settled, our attorneys have substantial experience in actually trying cases, distinguishing us from many securities litigators.
A recent study by BTI Consulting Group included Alston & Bird among a select group of standout firms preferred by clients in the United States for securities litigation. Many of our lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and/or Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012. In 2014, our Securities Litigation Group was named “Litigation Department of the Year – Securities” by the Fulton County Daily Report in recognition of our successful representation of clients in various securities matters.