Securities and Directors and Officers Liability Litigation is an integral part of our professional malpractice defense work. We often defend accountants, lawyers, investment advisors, broker-dealers, directors, and officers from claims under state and federal securities laws. We have participated in litigation arising from numerous failed Ponzi schemes and have defended accountants sued over audits of publicly traded companies. We have represented investment advisors in arbitration. We have also represented clients in SEC investigations.
John Rogers, a Partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, is the vice chair of the TIPS Professionals’, Officers’ and Directors Liability (PODL) Committee. PODL is a section of the American Bar Association that focuses on insurance coverage and risk management issues relating to professionals’, officers’, and directors’ liability insurance and professional liability. From 2008-2009, Joe Kingma chaired the TIPS Professionals’ Officers’ and Directors’ Liability. Kingma is a founding and current Board Member for the Professional Liability Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Both Joe and John are current members of the Securities Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.