Practice Areas

Enforcement & Defense Litigation

Shipkevich attorneys have extensive experience in defense litigation, investigations, and federal agencies enforcement. We represent clients internationally and throughout the United States in high-stake shareholder lawsuits, internal investigations, federal agencies enforcement, whistleblower claims, and shareholder activism matters. Our cross-border attorney team can handle multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and other enforcement investigations and litigation. We have substantial experience navigating the intricate rules of corporate governance enforced and litigated by government agencies, regulatory bodies and private litigants. Our client-focused counsel is complemented by the judgement of our litigators for defending organizations and their leaders against claims under federal and state laws.

Shipkevich enforcement and defense litigation attorneys are frequently called upon to represent financial institutions, accounting firms, individual officers, directors, employees, and companies in various industries. Serving such diverse clientele requires personal dedication and focus we are committed to provide for our clients. Our talented multidisciplinary team of attorneys help clients navigate investigations and litigation to avoid undue regulatory scrutiny and other disputes. Shipkevich attorneys have earned a reputation for quality and effectiveness in our dealings in private litigation. Our attorneys are driven by results and cost-effective solutions for enforcement and defense litigation.

With extensive experience providing legal counsel to clients faced with varying legal conundrums, our securities litigation, investigations and federal agencies enforcement lawyers are well versed in handling:

  • Regulatory Enforcement Actions
  • Audit Committee, Board Committee and Special Committee Investigations
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Campaigns by Activist Shareholders
  • Broker/Dealer Disputes
  • Federal Securities Disputes
  • Shareholder Derivative Disputes
  • Merger, Acquisition and Going Private Disputes

Furthermore, our securities litigation frequently litigate and investigate complicated legal issues involving:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues
  • False Claims Act Issues
  • Financial Restatements and Accounting Issues
  • Short Sale Regulations
  • IPO Litigation
  • Tender Offers
  • Proxy Contests
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Going Private Transactions
  • Accounting Restatements
  • Internal Control Deficiencies
  • Related Party Transactions, Controlling Shareholder Transactions, Squeeze-out Transactions, and Missed Earnings Guidance
  • Master Limited Partnership Issues
  • Insider Trading
  • Alleged Antitrust and Regulatory Violations
  • FDA Non-approval Lawsuits
  • “Channel Stuffing”
  • Executive Compensation Disputes
  • Claims under the Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act
  • Bondholder Litigation
  • Breaches of Fiduciary Duty
  • Say-on-Pay Litigation
  • All Aspects of Broker-Dealer litigation
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