Securities and Corporate Governance

Yarmuth Wilsdon has extensive experience representing companies, officers and directors, and sophisticated investors in matters involving federal and state securities laws and corporate governance issues.  Those matters have included federal and state court litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and investigations by the Securities & Exchange Commission and state regulators.  In addition, we help clients avoid litigation by providing counsel to senior executives and boards and by conducting internal investigations involving securities and corporate governance issues.

Our lawyers’ recent experience includes:

  • Representing the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle in the prosecution of claims against eleven investment banks to rescind the purchase of several billion dollars of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented CEO of publicly-held company in federal securities class action, SEC investigation, internal investigation and related litigation.
  • Represented CEO of privately-held company in federal, state and bankruptcy court litigation involving allegations of securities fraud, as well as private arbitration with investors. 
  • Represented several senior corporate executive in federal and state securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, SEC investigations, state securities regulator investigations. 
  • Representing investors pursuing remedies under the Washington State Securities Act against professionals who aided and abetted a client’s massive securities fraud.
  • Representing publicly-held companies in corporate internal investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, and stock options backdating.
  • Providing ongoing corporate governance advice to Boards and senior executives.