Our team of highly experienced litigators understand the complexities and pitfalls and opportunities in securities and corporate governance litigation. In courts around the country and in particular, for many companies, this means Delaware, where from our office in Wilmington we offer a high-end yet incredibly cost-effective Chancery Court practice with a large litigation practice group that can handle dispute of any size.

From shareholder derivative actions and internal investigations to regulatory matter and shareholder class actions cases we can evaluate and guide a business through the murky waters of effective negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation with equal aplomb. Because our rates and fee structures are more competitive than most of the Delaware firms of a similar size and with similar experience in litigation, we can take the same litigation budget and offer a more aggressive and often more effective approach.

Securities Litigation

Whether it is state court, federal court or an administrative body we handle cases from trial through appeal winning summary judgment, preliminary injunctions and appeals in court across the country. Our lawyers include former state and Federal prosecutors defending claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of the Securities Act and the Securities and Exchange Act, insider trading, securities fraud, and ERISA litigation.

Delaware Chancery Court/Corporate Governance Litigation

Because Delaware figures prominently in many corporate charters, companies around the globe look to Delaware law and thus to the state’s Court of Chancery to resolve business disputes. With Delaware attorneys on staff, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is one of the few mid-size firms with a national footprint and an active office in Delaware.

Securities Enforcement

Our white-collar team, led by a former DOJ Federal prosecutor with more than 40 years of experience helps pre-emptively protect clients in SEC litigation and regulatory proceedings from allegations of potentially criminal conduct. Likewise, with lawyers who have experience and success in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration and proceedings, we can help plan and defend clients in these fast-paced cases.

Corporate Governance

Our corporate team works closely with boards of directors, corporation, limited liability companies, private equity and venture companies in cases where shareholders may bring derivative claims and coordinate internal investigations.