We regularly defend directors and officers in state and federal court litigation throughout the United States. Recent reforms to business regulations focus on corporate governance, making this high-profile arena increasingly contentious. As stakeholders with competing agendas often struggle for control over the strategic direction of an enterprise, an in-depth understanding of business strategy and litigation tactics is necessary to provide optimal legal guidance. In Raines Feldman’s corporate governance and management liability practice, our litigators work together with transactional experts to find creative solutions to difficult problems. We help our clients navigate through everything from routine compliance issues to complex board investigations, proxy battles and SEC investigations.
We advise boards of directors, special committees, and directors and officers of publicly-held companies in significant corporate governance matters and investigations. We are often called upon to assist clients with particularly sensitive matters involving potential allegations of ethical malfeasance, accounting fraud, or conflicts of interest. When it cannot be avoided, we routinely take cases through trial and appeal. Because we are expert trial lawyers, we can zealously represent clients when other firms are forced to delay or fold.