If you’re an issuer of equities, an underwriter, director, officer, broker/dealer, hedge fund manager, or other investment advisor, today’s business climate exposes you to many risks and threats, including regulatory and shareholder actions. Having experienced, strategic, and insightful counsel in your corner is essential to defending your interests. We combine a thorough understanding of your aims with in-depth knowledge of securities law and work with you to determine a sensible, cost-effective strategy for success. When litigation is advisable or necessary, we rigorously represent your interests and provide the highest quality representation—always aligning our approach with your goals.

Knowledge is power—and protection.

Our Securities Litigation attorneys deliver excellent results. We are armed with a command of federal and state securities laws and regulations, a dedication to listening to our clients, and a track record of sound judgment and advocacy skills (in and out of the courtroom) that commands widespread recognition. As part of a multi-disciplinary firm, we quickly and efficiently tap into our resources in corporate and tax law, finance, and white collar defense to provide a comprehensive approach to any securities matter.


  • Securities fraud class actions
  • Shareholder derivative suits
  • SEC and state regulatory investigations
  • Internal investigations
  • Insurance class actions
  • FINRA arbitrations
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Defense of hedge fund managers and other investment advisors
  • Corporate governance and partnership disputes

Case Studies

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Representing Royal DSM on $2.6 billion Pharma Transaction

Hinckley Allen is representing Royal DSM, a global life sciences and material sciences company client, in a $2.6 billion series of transactions that will combine Patheon, Inc. (TSX: PTI) and the DSM Pharmaceutical Products business group into a new company…

News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Elevates Ten Attorneys to Partner

January 3, 2022

Hinckley Allen announced today that ten attorneys at the firm have been elevated to Partner.They are: Chad J. Caplan, Christine E. Dieter, Laurel M. Gilbert, Thomas W. Madonna, Jr., Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Alexander P. Montgomery, Libbie Howley O'Keeffe, Dami…

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Hinckley Allen Expands Litigation Group with Eight Lateral Hires from Barrett & Singal

January 5, 2021

Hinckley Allen today announced that eight trial lawyers from Barrett & Singal have joined the Firm, including Co-Chairs of Barrett & Singal’s Litigation group, Co-Chairs of its Research Misconduct group, and its General Counsel. All eight new hir…

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Unregistered M&A broker can’t enforce client contract

September 3, 2021

Partner Margaret "Peggy" Farrell offers her take on the latest EdgePoint Capital ruling, around a merger-and-acquisition broker’s failure to register as a broker-dealer rendered voidable a contract it entered to sell a client’s business in exchange for…