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Nelson Mullins has experience in the areas of securities, shareholder, class action, and complex financial litigation. Nelson Mullins’ business litigation attorneys have handled securities fraud actions in a number of states, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and California. We recently defended a board of directors against multiple class action securities lawsuits including claims exceeding $1 billion. One of these cases was tried for over five weeks prior to the settlement, making Nelson Mullins one of the few law firms in the country to try a class action securities lawsuit before a jury following the passage of the PSLRA. 

Although our practice is primarily defense-oriented, Nelson Mullins’ business litigators have both defended and prosecuted securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions, actions involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, and other litigation by shareholders. In defending securities and shareholder litigation, Nelson Mullins has represented corporate issuers, underwriters, officers, and directors. In addition to their extensive litigation experience, Nelson Mullins’ business litigators also call upon the depth of experience provided by its corporate and securities attorneys when formulating strategies in securities, shareholder, and complex financial litigation. 

In addition, firm attorneys also have experience in the representation of clients in regulatory actions, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), the State of Georgia Securities Division, the State of Florida Securities Division, the South Carolina Securities Division, and the Justice Department. These investigations have included alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, rules governing insider trading and proxy solicitations, net capital, and co-bidder issues in connection with hostile takeovers, and manipulative trading practices. 

The business litigation attorneys of Nelson Mullins are committed to handling complex cases in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Their strategies involve early case evaluation and the exploration of all possible avenues of resolution. Nelson Mullins understands that its clients’ businesses may be greatly impacted by litigation of this type, and it therefore looks for avenues of early resolution, where appropriate, through motions and through mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. In addition, Nelson Mullins’ business litigation attorneys have "stand-up" trial experience and therefore are well equipped to take a case to trial.