Munck Wilson Mandala offers a full range of services to issuers, financial institutions, broker-dealers, investment advisors and individuals involved in securities litigation. Whether the matter involves state or federal trial court proceedings, civil appeals, FINRA arbitration, or administrative investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities regulators, our team can provide the skilled, responsive, cost-effective counsel our clients need in these sophisticated disputes.
Munck Wilson Mandala is an ideal choice for clients involved in securities litigation and enforcement matters. We bring to each matter the combined talents of our nationally recognized trial practice and our award-winning securities and corporate lawyers.
Federal and state securities regulation is constantly changing. Our in-depth understanding of the securities industry enables us to focus on our clients’ objectives while resolving issues in an efficient and expedient manner. We have successfully represented clients facing millions of dollars in damages and resolved their cases, coming in clutch when they were facing seemingly hopeless battles against state or federal regulators.
We advise and represent clients in both informal and formal SEC investigations, as well as in civil litigation filed by the Commission. We have defended proceedings brought by court-appointed receivers. We also provide effective representation to clients in investigations, cease and desist actions and other enforcement proceedings conducted by state securities agencies, and in enforcement or de-listing proceedings before national securities exchanges.
An oil and gas client, assisted by Munck Wilson Mandala, successfully beat the odds. The MWM team demonstrated the client did not misrepresent its investments and because the investments were sold as a general partnership and not sold as securities, they did not fall under securities law jurisdiction.
To alleviate doubt about your investments, here are some red flags you can look for that could indicate securities or investment fraud. Are you being pressured to make a quick decision? If you are being told to send the money immediately and you are facing high pressure without any time to perform research or ask
UITs are typically held for 24 months and carry high sales charges that can reach 4.0%. Premature rollovers can result in investors incurring additional unnecessary sales charges. Gunter’s trading recommendations and practices resulted in FINRA’s finding that Gunter violated FINRA’s suitability rule, as well as Rule 2010 requiring member firms and associated persons to observe
In any investing scenario, your financial advisor should be checking back in with you, at least yearly (if not more) to constantly assess your goals and the risks you want to take. A reliable financial advisor will tell you that sticking to a plan based on your goals, your time horizon, and your individual risk
With investing, there is a great deal of knowledge required to understand the markets and how stocks, bonds, and various investments work. While some have a knack for investing on their own, most investors are busy people who rely on a financial advisor to handle their investments. The key to having good results is doing
Beginning in December 2019, investors began suffering significant losses after a spike in volatility. Similar to the LJM Hedge Fund collapse in February 2018, investors are discovering that during volatility spikes, price swings blow past breakeven points in the strategy, resulting in losses for most positions. And like the LJM Hedge Fund, investors in the
As published on Law360 on May 6, 2020. By Katie Pohlman Robert E. Linkin has joined Munck Wilson as a partner after more than 24 years of representing clients in business disputes, acting as lead counsel or class counsel and advising corporations on consumer protection, fiduciary, antitrust and fraud matters. He also represented a Japanese
Of course, not all losses are the result of misconduct. When markets suffer disruption, losses can occur regardless of whether your financial professional has provided you with appropriate advice and recommendations. But importantly, those market losses may have been exacerbated by your financial professional’s failure to properly advise you with regard to your investments. You
What are some examples of investment fraud and advisor misconduct? Investment fraud occurs when an issuer, seller, or other promoters of an investment misrepresents or omits relevant facts about your investment and, as a result, an investor suffers damages. Examples of advisor misconduct (aside from fraud) include breach of fiduciary duty, over-concentration, unauthorized trading, unsuitability,
Martinez is a senior litigation partner with a 21-year legal career representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes. She has worked for small, large, and midsized firms, and she rose to the rank of name partner and executive vice president at a boutique litigation firm in Dallas before joining MWM.
Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the
Mandala, Ray and Kaliser are members of MWM’s corporate practice. Mandala is a name partner and member of the executive committee and chairs MWM’s corporate practice. Ray and Kaliser are both partners in the corporate practice. Martinez is a senior partner in MWM’s complex litigation/dispute resolution practice. She is a trial attorney with a versatile
Seven Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2020. The attorneys were selected in the categories of intellectual property, business/corporate law, business litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Published by Thomson Reuters, the Texas Rising Stars listing recognizes the top young lawyers in the state based on a multiphase
Christensen received her J.D. from Baylor Law School. She holds a B.A. in international studies from Baylor University. Prior to joining the MWM team, Christensen worked as an associate at Thompson, Coe, Cousins, & Irons, L.L.P. Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, and Los Angeles,
The 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following
Ranked the third largest patent law firm in North Texas and the 10th largest in Austin, MWM is one of the most recognized litigation teams in Texas, representing clients in patent infringement, trade secret, employment, technology, securities, construction, and oil and gas disputes. The MWM litigation team is repeatedly recognized by a wide range of
Earlier this summer in the first trial, MWM represented Valtech as plaintiff in a dispute against Cornerstone over an earn out payment due under an asset purchase agreement. Cornerstone refused to pay and countersued Valtech for fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. MWM’s Michael McCabe gave a great cross-examination of Cornerstone’s corporate
The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following
Dallas, TX, Sep. 5, 2017 —– 16 partners from law firm Munck Wilson Mandala have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers for 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection
This year, two additional lists will be published: Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars and Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Texas Rising Stars. Munck Wilson is proud to have three attorneys listed among the Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Stars: Kelly Chen, Wallace Dunwoody and Jessica Spaniol. Chen and Spaniol are also listed among the Top
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