We represent companies, officers, directors and underwriters in a broad range of claims asserted under the securities laws. Many times asserted as class actions, these claims include alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, insider trading violations, RICO and more. We also represent target companies, their officers and directors and acquirers sued in connection with mergers and acquisitions and defend a broad range of shareholder derivative suits asserting claims of breach of fiduciary duty along with many other claims. Our knowledge of the securities laws coupled with aggressive lawyering have led to excellent results. Our White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group, which includes many former prosecutors, has broad experience interfacing with regulators and defending alleged securities violations in a wide variety of contexts.