Securities Class Actions

Companies, their directors and officers, underwriters, and accountants routinely turn to Latham’s highly experienced securities litigators to navigate this high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation.

Why Latham

Latham boasts one of the most experienced and successful securities litigation groups in the United States and abroad. Latham’s securities litigators are recognized as among the best lawyers in the field, and include former federal prosecutors, senior staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, and Supreme Court, federal and state court judicial clerks.

Latham has handled hundreds of securities class actions in courts across the nation for issuers, individuals and advisors in all areas of industry. The firm’s approach to these cases is simple — identify the most expedient, cost-effective means of ending the litigation with the least disruption to the client and its business. This may not be unique to Latham, but what does set the firm apart is execution. Latham has successfully won dismissals and favorable settlements in multi-billion dollar securities class actions. And for that rare case that proceeds to trial, Latham lawyers have the expertise and experience to win before a judge or jury. 

Latham’s securities class action experience includes matters in diverse industries such as:

  • Energy
  • Life sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Technology

  • Internet

  • Retail

  • Financial institutions

Awards & Rankings

Awards & Rankings content for Securities Class Actions
  • Latham Named Banking Group of the Year - January 04, 2021
  • Latham Litigators Among Most Honored in 2020 - December 30, 2020
  • Latham Again Named Securities Group of the Year - December 07, 2020
  • Miles Ruthberg Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award - October 19, 2020
  • Latham Recognized Across the Board for Litigation & Trial Prowess - October 14, 2020

Latham fields an “excellent team” that is known for being "very creative, very solutions-oriented, highly commercial and with a winning approach. They're very sharp, very plugged-in and really understand the industry." Clients also say Latham’s securities litigators are “very high-quality” and that “across the board, their work is awfully good.”

Chambers USA 2020

Media Coverage

Litigation Department of the Year: Professional LiabilityA Stoked Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-UpA Stacked Week of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up


Latham Named Banking Group of the YearLatham Litigators Among American Lawyer’s Most Honored in 2020Latham Again Named Securities Group of the Year

Thought Leadership

Rise in Securities Class Action Filings in Life Sciences SectorSupreme Court Ruling Extends Reach of Primary Liability for Securities Fraud 9th Circuit Puts to Rest Decade-Old Northstar Litigation

Webcasts & Podcasts

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