National Securities Litigation Attorneys

Protecting Your Investments from Fraud or Other Unlawful Acts

When we invest our assets or funds in publicly traded companies, there should be a certain level of transparency for how these companies act. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. History has shown that no matter the amount of legislation or government oversight is enough to stop publicly traded companies from committing securities fraud and potentially costing you thousands. New schemes of fraud activity come to light almost daily, costing the investor their hard-earned money. Securities fraud can appear in diverse ways, but they all lead to the same end: leaving the investors’ bank account, portfolios, or even personal life absolutely devastated.

When McCune Law Group, McCune Wright Arevalo Vercoski Kusel Weck Brandt APC (MLG) represents an individual who has been affected by securities fraud, we pursue all compensation routes to maximize our client’s recovery. Our attorneys ensure that you, as an investor, have a strong and knowledgeable advisor, advocate, and ally, increasing the probability that those who commit securities fraud are held accountable.

While securities fraud is a blanket term that covers a wide range of unlawful activities, all forms involve the deception of investors or the manipulation of financial markets.  

Our Securities Fraud attorneys manage violations that include:

  • High Yield Investment Fraud
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Foreign Currency Schemes
  • Hedge Fund Related Fraud
  • Advanced Fee Schemes
  • False and misleading statements by publicly traded companies
  • IPO Fraud
  • Insider trading

If you have been affected by Securities Fraud from a publicly traded company, contact our National Securities Fraud attorneys by calling (602) 926-7797 to set up a free consultation.

Helping You to Avoid Falling Victim to Fraudulent Acts

Even though the numbers of securities and investment fraud offenses have decreased by 38.7% since the fiscal year of 2017, according to the United States Sentencing Commission, this does not mean that companies will stop partaking in unlawful or fraudulent acts altogether. However, there are warning signs that may point to a fraudulent activity, including:

  • Is the offer seemingly too good to be true?
  • Is the seller using high-pressure sales tactics?
  • Was the investment offer unsolicited?
  • Did the seller ask for information over the phone or internet that is usually considered personal? (I.E., credit card information, social security number, etc.)

These questions can help you identify fraudulent activity and prevent yourself from falling victim. Even with these tools on hand, some companies make their swindles seem completely genuine, making it hard to identify if it is truly unlawful. If you ever suspect something is amiss, it is good practice to take caution and disengage with the seller immediately.

Are you a victim of fraud from a publicly traded company or seller? If so, contact us today at (909) 345-8110 for a free consultation.

Dedicated to Your Protection

McCune Law Group attorneys are dedicated to safeguarding consumers against the perils of security litigation fraud. With our extensive expertise in consumer protection and securities laws, they employ a multifaceted approach to combat fraudulent practices. Firstly, they conduct meticulous investigations to identify potential scams and gather substantial evidence to support their clients’ claims. Leveraging their knowledge of the legal framework, they develop robust strategies to navigate the complexities of litigation, ensuring the best possible outcomes for their clients. Additionally, McCune Law Group attorneys actively collaborate with regulatory agencies and law enforcement authorities to expose fraudulent schemes and hold the responsible parties accountable. By advocating for their clients’ rights, providing effective legal representation, and striving for justice, McCune Law Group attorneys play a vital role in safeguarding consumers against security litigation fraud.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a securities class action lawsuit (complaint)?

A securities class action lawsuit (complaint) is a lawsuit brought on behalf of a group of investors who have suffered economic loss in a particular stock or security as a result of misleading statements, fraudulent acts, or other violations of federal or state securities law.

The “class period” is the time frame during which the alleged fraud or other securities law violations is believed to have occurred. People who purchased stock during this period are the only persons who are included in the class action suit. Generally, the class period is determined by the lead plaintiff’s counsel once extensive research and investigation is conducted.

A Lead Plaintiff is a person(s) or party that is appointed by the court who will stand in for and act on behalf of other class members in the litigation. For a lead plaintiff to be appointed, a court must determine that the claims from the proposed Lead Plaintiff are typical of those of the other class members, and that the lead plaintiff will adequately represent the interests of the class.

In securities litigation cases there is what is called the lead plaintiff deadline, which is the set deadline in which applications for lead plaintiff must be submitted. Applications for lead plaintiff must be filed within the 60-day period following the first class action complaint in a federal securities case.

Are you a victim of fraud from a publicly traded company or seller? If so, contact us today at (909) 345-8110 for a free consultation.

Protecting Investors and Their Investments Nationwide

When publicly traded companies or sellers only care about making profits at the expense of investors and in violation of numerous state and federal laws, we are here to seek justice. Our securities litigation lawyers are familiar with the tactics used by such entities and will level the playing field by completely representing the interests of investors who have been wronged. If you believe that you have been manipulated, deceived, or scammed by unlawful or deceptive acts from an entity, a securities litigation attorney from McCune Law Group who can review the situation with you to determine if you have a case.

To arrange an appointment with one of our securities litigation attorneys, contact us today by calling (909) 345-8110 or by completing our form.

Your Securities Litigation Attorneys 

Portrait of Elaine S. Kusel, Partner of McCune Law Group
Elaine S. Kusel

Elaine S. Kusel, who joined the firm in 2008, leads the firm’s New Jersey office. As a nationally renowned class action attorney, she performs a significant role in the firm’s Consumer Fraud Class Action division. 

After college, Ms. Kusel spent eight years working in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she eventually served as Legislative Director and Counsel to a Member of Congress serving on the House Commerce Committee.

After graduating from law school, her practice had included fraud litigation, mass torts, and international human rights law. In one notable case, Abdullahi v. Pfizer, Ms. Kusel represented Nigerian children enrolled in a clinical trial by Pfizer without their families’ informed consent. In another, Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., her work helped secure a $203 million-dollar class action verdict for unfair bank overdraft fees. Ms. Kusel helped to lead the effort to uncover the financial fraud of Volkswagen, leading to a $40 million-dollar settlement on behalf of the citizens of the State of Arizona in the emissions fraud scandal.

Portrait of Sherief Morsy, Associate of McCune Law Group
Sherief Morsy

Sherief Morsy joined McCune Law Group’s New Jersey office as an associate in 2020. His practice primarily focuses on consumer and securities fraud class actions and other complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Morsy was a senior associate at a New York City law firm, whose practice focused on complex civil and class action litigation, including securities litigation. As he previously assisted investors in recovering their losses resulting from corporate securities fraud, he now focuses that experience at McCune Law Group in assisting people who have been victimized by deceptive business practices or other corporate wrongdoing.

During law school, Mr. Morsy interned with the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, Southern District of New York. He has also interned with a New York securities firm, a multinational corporation, and the King’s County DA’s office.

Mr. Morsy earned his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School, where he graduated cum laude. While earning his J.D., Sherief was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review. He is the author of The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding: How Narrowing the Secondary Market Handicaps Fraud Plaintiffs, 79 Brook. L. Rev. (2014), Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 79, Issue 3.

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