The post-financial crisis / Dodd-Frank era has ushered in reinvigorated regulatory enforcement from both the SEC and the Department of Justice. Bird Marella regularly represents clients, both individuals and corporations, who find themselves under government investigation for criminal securities fraud, insider trading, and a range of investment violations.
We provide dual criminal and civil securities representation in cases involving concurrent investigations and private litigation. Many of these cases commence under the specter of enormous personal and professional risks and attract the media’s glare. We work discreetly and assume control from the onset to contain threats to our client’s reputation and livelihood.
Our depth of experience defending criminal securities cases is unparalleled. Prior to joining Bird Marella, several of our attorneys served as Assistant United States Attorneys who handled white collar fraud and securities matters. We are well known and respected by the federal and state judiciaries. Chambers USA consistently ranks and recognizes our attorneys as senior statesmen in white collar crime and government investigations law.
In addition, we have served on several Bar-Bench committees for the Ninth Circuit, we have repeatedly served as leaders of the ABA’s National White Collar Crime Committee and frequently speak and comment on securities law enforcement topics.
High-Profile Securities Cases
Over the past 30 years, our securities litigation team has achieved numerous favorable results for our clients.
For example, Bird Marella represented a former bank president in a landmark mortgage/securities fraud investigation connected to the financial crisis of the late 2000’s. We resolved the matter, including the grand jury investigation, and achieved no liability for our client.
In addition to securing declinations of charges from the SEC and DOJ, we have repeatedly reached civil settlements in options backdating, insider trading and revenue recognition claims. This includes in a $2 billion fraud case and a wave of insider trading actions brought in the past decade against telecommunications and Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors.