Navigating unique securities laws in the Northwest
When securities litigation arises, clients call on us to assist in connection with claims under Oregon or Washington’s securities laws. Bullivant Houser is a go-to firm for accounting firms, banks or law firms involved in a lawsuit. We are keenly aware that Oregon has one of the most unusual and investor-friendly securities statutes in the country. Our keys to successfully handling these challenging cases have been our expertise in finance, extensive experience in professional liability, and deep understanding of the local securities laws. We handle a full range of complex legal issues, including securities fraud and antitrust violations.
These high-dollar and high-exposure cases arise out of losses suffered by investors. Initial claims are brought against an investment manager and other participants in the investment management company. They most often involve alleged misrepresentation, omission of material fact or conflict of interest. The focus then often shifts onto professionals the investment manager hired to manage the investments. Claims are brought against those surrounding and supporting the manager, including financial advisors or accountants who prepared statements and tax returns and performed audits. We work diligently to defend professionals entangled in securities litigation and resolve the dispute in their favor to protect their reputation.