Most companies with shareholders grapple with securities issues. Securities laws are complex and highly specialized, and lawsuits and regulatory actions alleging securities-based fraud or other misconduct can create unwanted adverse publicity and exposure to significant monetary or regulatory liability. You need seasoned professional advocates who can advise you on how to mitigate risk and defend you from any fallout when litigation is on the horizon. Our lawyers’ successes have been recognized across the country by many sources, including The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. The group is one of only two firms in the Southeast to have a Chambers USA Band 1 ranking in Securities Litigation (Georgia).
Alston & Bird’s securities litigators know the breadth of securities actions and can help you properly address challenges in securities class actions, derivative litigation, M&A deal litigation, regulatory investigations, appraisal actions, D&O claims against management and board members, and other transaction-based litigation. Our lawyers have a long history of working collaboratively with in-house teams and serving as an adjunct to your existing legal department. We provide clear and pragmatic advice to communicate to your key stakeholders.
We have a strong trial track record and are not afraid to try a case. That said, clients do not always want a lengthy public courtroom fight, and we have a strong record of securing early dismissals and favorable settlements.
Regardless of industry, Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group is a resource that leaders of public companies rely on for their most important securities issues, whether on immediately pressing matters or long and difficult securities disputes. We have advised clients in billions of dollars’ worth of M&A deals and have never had a deal blocked or delayed. Our pre-trial dismissal rate in securities litigation is well above the national average. We help our clients develop effective strategies that can head off potential challenges and see cases all the way through to the courtroom when disputes cannot be avoided.