Brown White & Osborn LLP has extensive experience in formal and informal SEC enforcement proceedings, securities litigation, federal injunction actions, and corporate director and officer liability litigation. We have considerable experience involving claims of fraud and non-disclosure, market manipulation, fraud in the offer and sale of securities, and insider trading.
We represent directors and officers, accountants, lawyers, corporations, law firms, accounting firms in securities actions brought by shareholders, debt holders, and others. Our practice involves both public and private companies and both public and private offerings of securities. We represent clients at every stage of the litigation process: pre-complaint investigations and demands, discovery and motions practice, and trial.
Brown White & Osborn attorneys have considerable success in preventing and mitigating enforcement proceedings. We have successfully used the Wells Submission procedure to convince the SEC either not to take action against our clients or to reduce the type, breadth and severity of the charges. We have the proven ability to meet the short deadlines that are frequently involved in litigating against the SEC.
In matters before regulatory agencies, most notably the SEC and NASD, Brown White & Osborn attorneys have represented corporations, individuals, and professional firms. The firm has also represented corporations and individuals in investigations and prosecutions arising from securities matters. We represent clients in parallel civil, administrative and criminal investigations and proceedings simultaneously.
Securities Fraud Investigations and Cases