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Securities Litigation Attorney Job Description

It is very essential for a Securities Litigation Attorney to be capable of managing both the legal challenges and business implications at the same time. It is generally viewed that securities cases often extend beyond private civil litigation to affect other aspects of the business. The attorneys practicing in this area get an opportunity to represent companies, officers and directors, Audit Committees, broker-dealers, investment banks, outside professionals and others in all aspects of securities and corporate litigation and investigations. They also represent their clients at all stages of investigations and litigation, including trials and appeals. Sometimes the attorneys need to work closely with the firm\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s corporate and transactional lawyers in advising clients. Conducting internal investigations relating to allegations of insider trading or other misconduct is also an important part of their duty. Securities litigation cases are often surrounded by related issues, including crisis management and communications, internal investigations, and government and regulatory inquiries. Attorneys can represent cases in federal and state courts, in arbitration and mediation, and before the major regulating bodies. However, the intention of these attorneys must be to obtain voluntary dismissal or early settlement, craft a motion to dismiss, obtain limitations to a class certification or present the evidence needed for a summary judgment.


Here are a few sample securities litigation attorney job descriptions:

Business and Securities Litigation Associate


The candidate should have 4-5 years of litigation experience or experience as a federal judicial clerk. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.

Securities Litigation Associate

The candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.

Securities Litigation Associate

The candidate must have 2+ years of securities and/or complex litigation experience at an AmLaw 100 law firm with excellent academic credentials, including graduation from a top-tier law school. Completed federal clerkship is preferred.

Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance Associate

The candidate should have 3+ years of experience. Excellent academic credentials, strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to work as part of a team in a growing and thriving office are required. Must have experience in defending securities class and derivative actions, and have a working knowledge of corporate governance. Order of the Coif, Law Review or Clerkship experience a plus.

Litigation and Securities Litigation and Enforcement Associate

The candidate should have 2-7 years of experience. Must have experience in handling SEC Enforcement and other government investigations, internal investigations and other white collar and regulatory enforcement matters. Experience in regulatory (the SEC, CFTC, FINRA) or criminal (DOJ, a USAO, Office of the Attorney General of California) enforcement organization would be helpful.

FINRA / Securities Litigation Associate Attorney

The candidate should have JD Degree from a top law school. Admitted to practice in the state of Illinois. Must have 3-6 years of experience in FINRA/Securities defense litigation. Excellent research and writing skills required.

Associate – Securities Litigation

The candidate should have 4+ years of relevant experience. Strong research, writing and advocacy skills, as well as experience with brief writing, depositions, oral arguments, ESI production and coordination are required. Must also have excellent academic credentials.

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