Individuals – Insider Trading

Representation of two foreign citizens in connection with an SEC lawsuit alleging insider trading of Dow Jones' stock.

OTC Hedging Service – Market Formation

Representation of a hedging service for over-the-counter commodities in forming a unique credit-enhanced automated trading market in a joint venture with an affiliate of Bechtel Corporation.

Wealth Management Division – Closure of FINRA Sales Practice Investigation and Dismissal of Related Customer Arbitration

Successfully represented the wealth management division of a major international bank, obtaining the closure, with no further action, of a FINRA investigation into alleged sales practice violations and the dismissal of a related customer arbitration alleging unsuitable investments in structured products.

Accounting Firm – SEC Investigation into Accounting Irregularities

Represented a regional accounting firm as a witness in an SEC investigation into accounting irregularities at a publicly traded internet consumer products company.

Witnesses – SEC and Department of Justice Investigation into Alleged Securities Fraud Scheme

Successful representation of two former principals of a dissolved hedge fund in an investigation by the US Attorney’s Office and the SEC into a high-profile "pump-and-dump" scheme involving shares in a Bermuda-based reinsurance company and nearly $20 million in alleged illegal profits. The investigation, which led to the criminal indictment of 7 individuals for securities fraud, resulted in no charges against our clients.

Ireland-based Company – Dismissal for Lack of Jurisdiction

Successful defense of an Ireland-based entity in litigation asserting fraud and breach of warranty claims arising from alleged misstatements and omissions of material facts made in the shareholder’s agreement of a venture formed to lay an undersea telecommunications cable between Ireland and Wales. Secured the client’s dismissal from the action based on lack of personal jurisdiction.