Armstrong Teasdale has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of securities and commodities litigation. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in connection with cases under Section 11, 12 and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933; Rule 10(b)-5, Sections 13(b) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and comparable provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act. In addition, we have participated in litigation under the Investment Advisors Act and the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. In addition to disputes involving publicly held companies, we have been involved in numerous minority oppression and of intra-shareholder disputes for closely held companies. These matters have been litigated in both federal and state court.
We also have an extensive securities arbitration practice before the NASD, NYSE, and AAA securities panels. Our securities litigators have represented a variety of national, regional, and local brokerage firms in customer disputes, as well as in technical interdealer disputes.
In takeover litigation matters, we have represented bidders, targets and/or their boards of directors and litigation committees in litigation arising out of potential or actual takeover efforts, including tender offers and proxy contests.
Corporate and Securities litigators have also conducted significant internal investigation engagements for audit committees and boards, ranging from accounting to insider trading matters. In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley, we are well versed in all corporate responsibility reforms and requirements.
We pride ourselves on results. Armstrong Teasdale has prevailed in some of the most significant securities cases decided in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, including the first case to enforce a customer arbitration agreement prior to the Supreme Court’s recognition of the enforceability of such agreements. Recently, our securities litigators obtained a defendants’ jury verdict in a major “churning” case against a brokerage firm and its employee broker in a state court action alleging securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
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