National Securities Litigation Attorneys
Protecting Your Investments from Fraud or Other Unlawful Acts
When you invest your hard-earned funds into publicly traded companies, you expect a certain level of transparency in how your funds are utilized. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. History has shown that regardless of legislation or government oversight, publicly traded companies may continue committing fraud with investor dollars, potentially costing you thousands or more. New fraud schemes are thought up almost daily, costing the investor their hard-earned money. Securities fraud can appear in diverse ways, but they all leave 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 (909) 345-8110 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.
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, MLG is here to seek justice. Our securities litigation lawyers are familiar with the tactics used by such entities and will level the playing field by 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 or statements from an entity, a securities litigation lawyer from MLG 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
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.
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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