White & Case was prepared for the multi-faceted nature of modern securities litigation by its involvement in one of the most complex securities cases in recent memory, the Credit Lyonnais scandal.
In a significant setback for the largest shareholders of Sovereign Bancorp, the New York Stock Exchange has declined to compel a vote by investors before the bank can sell off a portion of its assets to fund a major acquisition.
New York state Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer will not seek criminal charges against Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, the former head of insurance giant American International Group Inc., his office has confirmed.
Three years after Arthur Andersen LLP’s conviction for its role in the Enron Inc. accounting scandal, the Justice Department has decided to abandon its prosecution of the now near-defunct accounting firm.
The former chief operating officer of bankrupt and scandal plagued Adelphia Communications Co. has pled guilty in federal court to signing a false statement, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail.
State Street Global Markets LLC has reached a settlement over charges it failed to properly report more than $5 billion in corporate and municipal bond trades to the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Insurance company St. Paul Travelers Cos. has settled the numerous shareholder suits filed against the company over a drop in stock price caused by a $1.6 billion increase in claim reserves following the company’s merger last year.
General Motors Corp. has inflated its annual revenue by as much as $400 million since 2001, according to a new securities fraud class action lawsuit filed Monday, the same day the automaker announced 30,000 layoffs in its U.S. plants.
Dissatisfied with a sentence imposed by a California court on former CEO Henry Yuen, Gemstar TV-Guide has asked Florida prosecutors to investigate the $248 million accounting fraud allegedly orchestrated by Yuen during his tenure with the company.
In an era of hyper-vigilance, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is relying on proactive counseling to help clients navigate the new corporate-governance landscape.
Embattled Oracle Corp. chief executive officer Larry Ellison has reached a final settlement over accusations of insider trading, agreeing to donate $100 million to charity and paying $22 million to attorneys who sued him.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has entered a final judgment against a Florida financial services company and its president, who the Commission alleges failed to supervise an agent who defrauded investors of $15.5 million.
Manhattan prosecutors have charged the chief executive of Canada's GSB Financial Services Inc. with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and commercial bribery, claiming the CEO and a principal tried to manipulate stock prices by bribing brokers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a financial research firm over allegations it conspired with a hedge fund to drive down the share prices of online retailer Overstock.com, according to a published report.
Shareholders in securities class action lawsuits against bankrupt auto parts manufacturer Delphi Corp. are seeking an exemption from bankruptcy laws to force the company to hand over documents considered vital to the plaintiffs.
New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer’s far-reaching campaign against Wall Street fraudsters and scammers has hit a stumbling block, with the gubernatorial candidate abandoning criminal charges against two investment bankers in as many months.
Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP has been involved in one way or another in every major securities and white collar action since Cendant Inc.’s $14 billion accounting fraud ushered in the era of mega corporate collapses and settlements in 1998. But the firm's involvement with bankrupt futures brokerage Refco Inc. could put it in a delicate situation.
An appeals court has ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission arbitrarily levied hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties on three executives accused of carrying out a series of matched trades.
An offshore securities firm purchases 94% of Korea-based Allixon International Corp. through unregistered stock before using affiliates to sell it back to the public for $4.3 million in common stock, according to a federal complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Two allegedly fraudulent offshore hedge funds have been added to an amended securities fraud lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc. and its well-known, former billionaire philanthropist founders.