Public Company Securities Litigation

Powers Taylor’s Securities Litigation Practice is national in scope. Our securities attorneys regularly represent investors injured by corporate wrongdoing in state and federal courts across the country. In addition, the firm’s securities litigation attorneys and associated counsel have represented investors, officers and directors, and corporations before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and various arbitration tribunals.

The firm has significant experience representing individual investors, investment funds, and other shareholder groups in all types of complex shareholder disputes and securities litigation. This experience includes securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative suits, claims of investor fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of both state and federal securities laws and regulations. Because the securities attorneys at Powers Taylor have represented both individual shareholders and corporations in securities lawsuits, the firm brings a unique insight to securities litigation on behalf of shareholders uncommon in this field of practice.

Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Litigation

A cornerstone of Powers Taylor’s shareholder and securities litigation practice is the firm’s representation of shareholders of public companies in corporate merger and acquisition class actions, commonly known as M&A litigation. Powers Taylor represents individual investors, investment funds, and groups of investors across the country in litigation seeking to obtain a higher price per share for the investors, more in-depth disclosures of information surrounding the acquisition to enable investors to make a more educated decision whether to approve or disapprove the merger, or both.

Securities Fraud Class Actions

Unfortunately, fraud in reporting company information and financial health to shareholders is still a problem. While securities fraud is often difficult to detect, the effects can be devastating. Investors who purchased corporate shares at artificially inflated prices due to fraudulent information can suffer losses of thousands or millions of dollars when the fraud is revealed to the market. Powers Taylor represents investors in class action litigation involving all aspects of securities fraud in an attempt to recovery these losses for the investors.

Shareholder Derivative and Fiduciary Duty Litigation

In derivative shareholder litigation, the attorneys at Powers Taylor represent the shareholders of a corporation as a group in a lawsuit on behalf of the company against officers or directors for conduct that harmed the company. Whether it is a corporate merger, a management buyout, an act of gross corporate mismanagement, or other corporate malfeasance that results in improper devaluation of a class of securities, Powers Taylor aggressively pursues officers and directors of public companies in litigation on behalf of all investors.

Recent Investigations

Destination Maternity Corp.
NeuStar, Inc.
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
Heritage Oaks Bancorp
TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

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