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Securities & Financial Litigation

Faegre Baker Daniels delivers successful results in disputes involving participants in the financial markets. We handle:

  • Broker-dealer and investment advisor litigation and arbitration
  • Securities class actions
  • Litigation for and against officers and directors
  • Litigation for and against hedge funds
  • M&A litigation
  • Regulatory investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions against industry professionals, companies and individuals
  • Internal investigations
  • Litigation for and against private companies, including minority shareholder disputes

We were counsel for the SIPC trustee in the largest SIPC broker-dealer liquidation in history, and we obtained such substantial recoveries in litigation that all customers and creditors were paid in full. We argued the leading case about insider trading, U.S. v. O'Hagan, to the United States Supreme Court. We have obtained dismissal or summary judgment in nearly all of the securities class actions that we have defended since 2000. We have hands-on experience in e-discovery, class certification, expert issues, trial and settlement.

We advise on and litigate the myriad types of financial transactions that the market offers, including those involving structured investment products, securities offerings and investment manager regulation. We also have experience with the special considerations raised by parallel civil litigation and governmental investigations involving the same issues or transactions. Our coordinated team approach allows us to manage the diverse risks that each related proceeding poses – with the goal of developing a strategic litigation plan tailored to the specific demands of each situation.


Robert L. Schnell Jr., Minneapolis
+1 612 766 7225
Jesse Linebaugh, Des Moines
+1 515 447 4706


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