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Securities Laws & Regulations

Protecting the Rights of Investors

Girard Gibbs’ securities fraud lawyers are dedicated to enforcing investors’ rights under the various securities laws and regulations. Over the years, our attorneys have brought many successful securities class action lawsuits against companies that violated securities laws.

Securities laws cover a wide range of topics and offer protection to investors who have been deceived or treated unfairly. Without these securities laws, investors would be entirely at the mercy of large corporate interests.

Securities Laws & Regulations: To Protect Investors

Securities laws and regulations were enacted in response to widespread violations of investors trust through deceptive and meaningless disclosures by companies in the early 20th Century. Following the Stock
Market Crash of 1929 and the resulting Great Depression, the U.S. Government enacted various securities laws and regulations as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to better ensure such violations did not continue to occur.

Some of the main laws and regulations governing the securities industry include:

Report a Violation of a Securities Law or Regulation

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SEC Whistleblowers

Girard Gibbs encourages persons who know about possible securities violation to contact the firm. Under the SEC whistleblower laws promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, whistleblowers may be receive a reward of up to 30 percent of the recovery for information leading to a successful enforcement action by the SEC and are protected from employer retaliation. If you believe that you have information about a securities violation, please contact us at 866.981 4800 or by filling out the form at the right.