Representing Institutional Investors

Institutional investors play a vital role in ensuring the integrity of the capital markets and improving corporate governance through shareholder lawsuits. Motley Rice attorneys have served as lead counsel and co-lead counsel representing institutional investors in such cases and have handled a wide variety of matters for these clients ranging from securities fraud class actions to individual cases involving complex financial instruments such as collateralized debt obligations ("CDOs"). 

We understand the responsibilities and interests of institutional investors who have a financial stake in U.S. markets, and our team is experienced in representing this specialized type of investor. We offer a Portfolio Monitoring Service that actively follows securities fraud class actions and cross-references an investor's portfolio with relevant securities cases and settlements. The service can allow our attorneys and investors to identify, analyze, and respond to potential securities cases and compute losses in a timely manner.

Non-U.S. Investors

During the past decade, foreign institutional investors have increasingly sought leadership roles in U.S. securities class action cases. These investors recognize that shareholder litigation is about more than seeking compensation for past losses, since these suits also may provide lead plaintiffs with an opportunity to impact meaningful corporate governance reforms at the companies in which they invest. Such reforms serve to protect the value of securities holdings going forward.

Motley Rice is positioned to represent foreign institutional investors because of our work with a network of co-counsel and other professionals in both the United States and abroad. This helps ensure that the firm has the resources at hand to meet a particular client's litigation goals.

Motley Rice attorneys have successfully assisted a number of foreign funds in redressing the harms caused by corporate malfeasance, and the firm currently represents international clients in several cases, including actions against UBS AG; Vivendi Universal S.A.; Lloyds Banking Group plc; Credit Suisse Group AG; The DirectTV Group, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Washington Mutual, Inc.; Halliburton Company and KBR, Inc.; and various entities involved with the origination, marketing, and management of CDOs.

For more information, contact attorney Bill Narwold by email or call 1.800.768.4026.