KMK attorneys represent clients alleged to have violated securities regulations, as well as clients hurt by the improper activities of others. Common types of representation are:
- Securities Class Actions:
These often involve great expense and can include complaints seeking vast damages. Frequently, alleged breaches of the securities laws impact multiple investors with common interests. In addition to its wealth of securities litigation experience, KMK offers cutting-edge expertise in the emerging law of electronic discovery that has become a critical facet of securities litigation and arbitration involving large institutions.
- Securities Arbitration:
The investment industry has historically required most investors to sign agreements that render arbitration compulsory. Recent Supreme Court rulings have impacted the enforceability of such agreements. KMK has achieved significant results for defendants and investors in a number of arbitration proceedings. A major factor in our success is our knowledge of the particular evidentiary and procedural nuances of arbitration advocacy as opposed to courtroom representation.
- Stakeholder Actions:
KMK also undertakes actions for stakeholders concerning corporate control, shareholder rights, and officer/executive actions, representing both claimants and defendants. Shareholder derivative actions often arise as a result of perceived improper use of corporate assets by executives or officers, actions contrary to the fiduciary duties owed by such insiders, and the misuse of proxy voting rights or other actions related to the direction of the company and its assets.
KMK attorneys represent both defendants and investors and have acted as both lead and local co-counsel in a number of securities class actions. Our litigation attorneys include numerous attorneys with substantial experience in class actions with billions of dollars in dispute. That experience helps us guide clients through litigation and arbitration to advance their objectives.