The U.S. markets are increasingly treacherous for public companies traded on U.S. exchanges. M&A and corporate control transactions, public offerings, shareholder activism, bad news negatively impacting stock performance and governmental inquiries and investigations are often intertwined with one another and can lead to a series of related actions, challenges and/or threats, not only to the success of a given transaction, but to the company, its board and officers, and those who advise them.
All of these moving parts are closely interrelated; strategic and tactical decisions made with respect to one can have broad-ranging ripple effects across the others. Our securities litigation practice is therefore built around the guiding principle that the firm's clients should be assisted by lawyers who practice in all of these areas and view these matters as a collective business problem to be overcome.
Accordingly, we bring to bear an interdisciplinary approach that includes not only experienced securities litigators who "see the entire field," but lawyers from practice areas across the firm, whether it be our transactional M&A and securities lawyers, our noted antitrust team, bankruptcy group, employment and executive compensation group, or lawyers who focus on the industry sectors in which our clients operate.