Securities Fraud Representation

Houston Harbaugh, P.C., in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania has experience representing corporate and investor clients in securities fraud litigation.

The Role Of Securities

In the complex, ever-changing world of business, fundraising is often critical. Without proper capitalization, a business will cease to exist. Consequently, businesses commonly issue securities, including debt and equity instruments, to raise capital to fund their growth and operations.

Securities can take many forms, such as stock and bonds, and their regulation is governed by a complex scheme of state and federal securities laws. These statutes seek to ensure compliance with technical requirements pertaining to the registration and sale of both private and publicly issued securities.

Securities Fraud

Depending on the nature of the security involved, securities disputes may involve allegations that the seller or issuer of the security misrepresented or omitted material information in connection with the purchase or sale of a security, a proxy solicitation, or a tender offer. In other instances, it is alleged that there was insider trading or that a securities offering was not registered properly. Although not exhaustive, these examples are illustrative of the types of conduct that are more commonly referred to as "securities fraud."

Our lawyers have litigated cases arising under various state and federal securities statutes, including Sections 10(b) and 20 of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act, two of the more commonly invoked federal securities statutes. The firm is also well-versed with the unique pleading and procedural requirements that pertain to securities actions filed in state and federal courts.

Get Skilled Representation To Protect Your Interests

Securities fraud cases are complex. Having an experienced securities attorney is invaluable. Our attorneys are adept at handling these cases because we know what to look for and how to work efficiently to protect our client's interests. We are meticulous in our detail and preparation. For more information, call 412-281-5060 or send our litigation attorneys an e-mail by completing the contact form on this website.