Securities Litigation Overview

Bernstein Liebhard has earned a national reputation for protecting the rights of individuals and institutional investors victimized by corporate wrongdoing.  The firm has over twenty-five years of experience fighting for investors who have been victimized by securities fraud.  We bring together a team of securities attorneys who are dedicated to recovering losses incurred by individual and institutional investors in securities litigation and arbitration and, where appropriate, effecting corporate governance reforms and changes.


Our attorneys have successfully represented individual and institutional investors in high-profile securities fraud class action litigation arising under the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We have recovered over $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients and the classes of investors we have represented and our firm is among a select group of law firms recognized for its track record in fighting securities fraud.  Bernstein Liebhard has successfully represented institutional and individual investors in some of the largest and most significant securities fraud actions in history, including:

  • $586 million recovery in In Re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation
  • $400 million recovery in In Re Marsh & Mclennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation
  • $166 million recovery in In Re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation
  • $153 million recovery in In re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation
  • $100 million recovery in In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation


The firm represents shareholders in derivative actions seeking damages for breaches of fiduciary duties and the enforcement of shareholder rights and corporate governance reforms in state and federal courts throughout the country.  The firm also represents investors challenging corporate transactions that violate fair process and fair price, and the applicability of the business judgment rule and has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for shareholders aggrieved by unfair corporate transactions, as well as significant corporate governance reforms for the companies on whose behalf the actions were brought.


The firm also represents investors in securities arbitration when they incur investment related losses due to the wrongful conduct of stockbrokers and brokerage firms, investment advisors, banks, and other investment professionals.  We provide representation to investors in proceedings against their brokers, investment advisors, and other investment professionals before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and other alternative dispute resolution venues.

For more information about our securities litigation experience, click on the following links:  Securities Fraud Class Action LitigationShareholder Rights and Corporate Governance, and Securities Arbitration. If you would like to speak to an attorney concerning securities litigation, please contact Michael S. Bigin or Laurence J. Hasson.