Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance
SFMS has significant experience in the fields of securities regulation and corporate governance. In such matters, SFMS has represented a variety of private and public entities, including institutional and other investors, investment managers, hedge funds, public and private pension funds, as well as private companies, officers and directors, and labor organizations. In addition to counseling our clients on matters related to securities regulation and corporate governance, SFMS attorneys have litigated complex securities and directors-and-officers cases in federal and state courts across the country. Our securities litigation practice is one of the largest and strongest practice areas of the Firm. We have significant trial and appellate experience in the following areas: shareholder class actions; significant shareholder opt-out cases; derivative/director and officer cases and investigations; corporate control contests; regulatory enforcement and criminal prosecution matters. Our attorneys have worked with and against the SEC, Department of Justice and various self-regulatory organizations, including FINRA, in representing our clients. SFMS attorneys also have experience with a variety of securities registration and regulation issues under federal and state law and have worked with their clients with respect to Blue Sky and other compliance issues. Finally, the Firm has served as lead counsel in a number of securities class action and other corporate governance matters and, in such representations, SFMS has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients, while achieving important corporate governance reforms.