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Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is Oregon’s premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and stockbroker fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We’re tireless advocates and the fiercest of competitors. Experience and wisdom matter, and bring both to your securities case.

Since 1978, Stoll Berne Has Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Investors

Individual Investors

We routinely represent individual investors in cases against brokerage firms and individual brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). We also bring court cases for victims of locally-based investment scams. We help investors recover losses from unsuitable investments, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, and many other types of misconduct involving investments.

Are You an Individual Investor?

If you have been the victim of your broker’s securities fraud or negligence or other misconduct involving your investments, Stoll Berne will vigorously represent your interests in securities arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in cases before state and federal court. Our lawyers are recognized by Oregon Super LawyersBest Lawyers of America, and others as preeminent securities fraud lawyers.

We have represented hundreds of investors in securities arbitrations and trials, helping them recover losses from unsuitable investments, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, Ponzi schemes, and many other type of misconduct involving investment.

We are based in Oregon and regularly appear before arbitrators and judges in Oregon, Washington, California, and throughout the West. Potential clients should be careful when picking a securities fraud attorney. Many law firms and lawyers on the Internet appear to be based in Oregon, but they often are from other states and are not familiar with developments in Oregon law, local judges, arbitrators, local court customs, and procedures. If in doubt, ask the lawyer how to pronounce “Willamette,” and give us a call if it doesn’t sound right.

We will have an initial meeting with you at no cost to discuss your case. We also may represent you on a contingent fee basis, meaning you do not pay our attorney fees unless you recover damages from the defendant.

If Your Law Firm Can't Pronounce "Willamette," It Is Not the Firm for You

Institutional Investors

Stoll Berne also has a long history of helping large institutional investors, including the State of Oregon and the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, recover losses due to securities fraud. Stoll Berne has served as lead and trial counsel in a number of national class actions. We also represent institutional investors in “opt out” cases where the institution is better served fighting for its own interests in local courts. With the assistance of our securities monitoring software, we advise funds on the best strategy for recovering their investment losses. In addition, we counsel our clients on corporate governance issues and litigation strategies for enforcing shareholder rights and encouraging change in the corporate culture of large Wall Street firms and public companies.

Our lawyers are recognized by Oregon Super LawyersBest Lawyers of America, and others as preeminent securities fraud lawyers.

 

Are You an Institutional Investor?

Stoll Berne represents state and private institutional funds in securities class actions and individual “opt out” cases. We advise funds on the benefits of pursuing appointment as the lead plaintiff or opting out of an existing class action, and we have served as lead counsel and trial counsel in national class actions. We also advise funds on corporate governance issues and litigation strategies for enforcing shareholder rights and encouraging change in the corporate culture of large Wall Street firms and public companies.

We have represented the State of Oregon and the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund as Special Assistant Attorneys General on numerous cases seeking to recover losses to the Fund due to fraud or material misstatements.

Our securities litigation attorneys also have many years of experience in representing private institutional investors in securities fraud cases, both in court and arbitration.