Securities, M&A; and Corporate Governance Litigation

At Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf, the Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Governance Litigation Group has a depth of experience and a track record of success. Global in our reach and renown, we regularly handle complex, high-stakes matters ranging from contested M&A deals to national and international shareholder class actions, and sensitive internal corporate investigations to regulatory enforcement actions. We do so across industries and borders, before courts, arbitration panels and regulators worldwide, through a combination of exceptional experience, client collaboration and hard work.

Our litigators have been involved in many of the highest-profile “bet-the-company” securities and M&A litigation matters in recent years. We regularly represent public companies, investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, mutual funds and hedge funds, professional advisors and their directors, officers, partners, principals and employees in a wide variety of matters, including:

Securities, Commodities and Financial Fraud, Class Actions and Derivative Suits

Our group has extensive experience representing corporations, boards, special committees, advisors and others in individual, class and derivative actions brought by shareholders and other investors, debt-holders and other interested parties alleging securities, commodities or financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty or other corporate misconduct under the Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, Investment Advisors Act, Trust Indenture Act, Commodity Exchange Act, ERISA, and related federal and state laws.

M&A and Corporate Control Litigation

Our litigators, working closely with our corporate and transactional lawyers, represent targets, bidders, white knights, investors and investment banks in the full range of corporate control and takeover-related litigation, including hostile takeovers, proxy fights, busted-deal disputes, challenges to anti-takeover devices, shareholder class actions, and other breach of fiduciary duty and disclosure claims.

Corporate Governance, Securities Enforcement and Internal Investigations

Our lawyers routinely handle both internal corporate and regulatory investigations, as well as enforcement actions by the SEC, the FSA, the CFTC, other federal or national governmental and regulatory agencies, state securities agencies and SROs. We conduct special internal investigations on behalf of audit committees, special committees and boards of directors to investigate suspected securities, M&A and corporate governance litigation wrongdoing, address auditor demands, assist officers and directors in fulfilling their fiduciary duties, address threatened or pending litigation, and/or deal with government or agency investigations. We also regularly counsel management, directors, investors and financial advisors on a wide range of corporate governance issues, crisis management concerns, insurance and indemnification issues, and other business matters.

Derivatives, Complex Securities and Financial Instruments Litigation

Our lawyers regularly represent issuers, underwriters, trustees, investment funds, alternative entities, corporate officers and directors, and other professionals in litigation and other disputes arising out of all types of derivatives, complex securities, commodities and financial instruments transactions, including equities, corporate bonds and other debt instruments, hybrids, government securities, structured financial instruments, options, warrants, futures, forwards, swaps and other exotic derivatives.

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