Securities Fraud Litigation

Billions Recovered
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Kessler Topaz’s renowned shareholder litigation practice has recovered billions of dollars for defrauded investors around the world.  We are aggressive, effective advocates in securities fraud claims against public companies—and their officers, directors, and advisors—that misrepresent information and cause harm to their shareholders.

Our sophisticated client base is composed of over 200 institutional investors —including 100+ public pension funds—as well as Taft-Hartley funds, mutual fund managers, investment advisors, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and other large investors in the United States and around the world.

Impactful Litigation

As a national leader in securities fraud litigation, we handle the cases that are important to investors. We recovered nearly $5 billion for our clients in litigation related to the subprime financial crisis. In the process, we faced off against some of the biggest names in financial services, including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Countrywide, Wachovia and Citigroup. In addition, our lawyers are currently leading fraud cases against companies such as Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan, Petrobras, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and MGM Mirage, to name a few. Unlike many firms that initiate complex financial litigation, we don’t shy away from the courtroom. Opponents know we have the experience and resources to see a matter through to trial, and few are willing to put us to the test.

Shareholder Litigation Goes Global

In addition to our work in the United States, Kessler Topaz is a strong voice for shareholders in non-U.S. companies. In recent years we have taken a leadership role on behalf of institutional investors in European and Asian countries—often pursuing groundbreaking cases to make loss recovery possible in those jurisdictions.  

Choose the Right Battles

Because litigation is a commitment for both lawyer and client, we choose our battles with care. Before taking on any matter, we take the time to understand your goals and expectations. We thoroughly analyze each case to ensure it has the right mix of facts, law and potential recovery to be worth your while. We’ll tell you straight out when your case is a winner—and when you should walk away.

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In stating that "[i]t is difficult to overstate the complexity of [the litigation]." Judge Barbadoro noted the extraordinary effort required to pursue the litigation towards its successful conclusion, which also "put [Plaintiffs] at the cutting edge of a rapidly changing area of law."

The Honorable Paul Barbadoro
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire