The firm’s securities litigation practice group includes, among other attorneys, Carl F. Schoeppl, Esq., a former senior federal prosecutor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) with substantial experience in the securities laws arena. Members of the firm’s securities litigation practice group have handled securities matters in a wide variety of contexts including, among others, SEC enforcement actions, federal and state criminal securities fraud prosecutions, derivative securities actions, class actions, adversary proceedings in federal bankruptcy actions, receivership proceedings in federal and state court, SIPC liquidation proceedings in federal court, FINRA enforcement proceedings, securities regulatory proceedings by state and self regulatory organizations, foreign securities private and governmental securities litigation, federal securities appellate litigation, and FINRA customer arbitration proceedings. The members of the firm’s securities litigation practice group have litigated securities class actions, and have represented clients in both plaintiff and defense counsel capacities. The unique blend of securities experience of the members of the securities litigation practice group enables them to provide clients with comprehensive representation in all facets of securities litigation. Due to the size of plaintiff’s securities class actions and the highly competitive nature of the selection process for a lead plaintiff in such cases, the firm typically joins forces with large national securities class action firms to maximize the effectiveness of the representation, to augment the resources that can be deployed to prosecute the case, and to increase the likelihood of selection as counsel for the lead plaintiff.