Securities Litigation and Arbitration

At Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, our veteran securities litigators have successfully handled many difficult legal issues raised in securities litigation, representing public corporations, individual officers and directors of corporations, accounting firms, and investment advisers in all aspects of securities litigation. We recognize the significant strategic, financial and reputational challenges and risks that concern our clients when faced with securities litigation, and we work closely with our clients to implement creative, cost-efficient and effective litigation strategies and resolutions. Our goal is to protect our clients’ legal and business interests while helping them navigate the increasingly complex and ever-changing securities laws.

Our firm’s size allows us to offer the personal and responsive service of a boutique law firm while maintaining the deep and experienced bench of litigators that clients might expect from a much larger law firm. Our securities litigators work closely with attorneys in related practice disciplines throughout the firm, such as corporate, securities and transactional work, white collar criminal defense, and corporate compliance, to provide our clients with a strategic portfolio of counseling and defense services. We also serve as cost-effective, local counsel for numerous major, national law firms whose clients face litigation in the state and federal courts of Connecticut. We provide litigation services in the following areas:

  • Securities class action defense
  • Employee shareholder securities fraud claims
  • Shareholder derivative actions and corporate governance claims
  • Broker-dealer representation and arbitration (including before FINRA)
  • White collar securities defense

Our recent cases in the field of securities litigation have included obtaining an $8.8 million judgment on behalf of an employee who successfully asserted securities fraud claims against his employer, and defending and prosecuting broker-dealer claims before FINRA.