Investment Management Litigation


Stradley Ronon’s investment management litigation practice combines the firm’s practical and results-driven approach to litigation with its deep experience and skills in representing investment management clients. Stradley Ronon represents investment companies, institutional investors, investment advisers and independent directors in a broad spectrum of litigation matters, including:

  • defending mutual funds, registered advisers and directors in civil litigation and regulatory enforcement actions 
  • prosecuting securities fraud opt-out claims on behalf of mutual funds and institutional investors 
  • conducting independent investigations 
  • responding to third-party subpoenas in litigation matters and regulatory investigations 
  • advising clients regarding domestic and overseas investor recovery actions
OUR Matters
Our representations include:
  • representing independent trustees of mutual funds in excessive-fee litigation 
  • representing more than 100 mutual funds and institutional investors in securities fraud opt-out actions against Petrobras arising from the Brazilian oil industry giant's long-running bribery and kickback scheme and overstatement of assets
  • prosecuting class action opt-out claims on behalf of 20 mutual funds and institutional investors harmed in the billion-dollar Satyam Computer Services Ltd. securities fraud 
  • defending Invesco mutual funds in a shareholder derivative suit regarding auction rate preferred share redemptions 
  • defending numerous mutual funds from some of the country’s largest fund complexes in the fraudulent transfer litigation stemming from the failed Tribune Co. and Lyondell Chemical Co. leveraged buyouts 
  • representing the receiver for more than 70 domestic and foreign institutional investors following the collapse of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Fund Ltd., a Cayman hedge fund, and recovering roughly $180 million for the benefit of the defrauded investor 
  • advising mutual fund clients regarding U.S. class action opt-out litigation and overseas recovery actions relating to various alleged securities frauds, including those involving British Petroleum (U.S. and the Netherlands), Hewlett-Packard (U.S.), Merck/Schering-Plough (Vytorin) (U.S.), Saipem (Italy), Royal Bank of Scotland (U.K.), QBE Limited (Australia), Lloyds/ HBOS (U.K.) and Banco Espirito Santo (Portugal)


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