Securities / Finance
BSP attorneys have successfully represented broker-dealers, private equity firms and principals, investment advisors, and other financial institutions in venues ranging from FINRA arbitration to state and federal courts. We have handled disputes including securities litigation; negligent supervision and breach of fiduciary duty; churning, misrepresentation, and suitability; employee raiding and confidentiality; fraud and misrepresentation claims; embezzlement and kickbacks; lender misconduct; and mortgage and foreclosure disputes.
- Represented a private equity firm in the defense of multiple securities, fiduciary duty, fraud, and negligence claims asserted by various investors seeking nearly $50 million in total damages.
- Lead counsel for defendant broker-dealer in multi-million dollar action alleging breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and conversion based on accusations of financial advisor’s misconduct.
- Lead counsel for investment bank and broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration involving trade secret, partnership, and contractual issues.
- Counseled a clearing broker in the defense of numerous claims arising out of an introducing broker’s unauthorized trading scheme.
- Defended the CEO of a closely held financial-services company through trial and appeal in litigation involving claims of shareholder oppression, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.
- Lead counsel for engineering firm in multi-party action involving a complex kickback scheme.
- Represented numerous financial advisors for top broker-dealer in providing deposition and hearing testimony.
- Defended financial advisor group against raiding claim by former affiliated broker dealer in arbitration involving extensive forensic investigation.
KeyBank, Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors, and FDIC