About Us

Since its founding four decades ago, our firm has specialized in complex litigation nationwide, including antitrust, securities, commodities, consumer fraud, products liability, personal injury, employment and others. Read about our practice areas. Our clients have ranged from individuals to small businesses to international corporations. Our attorneys have prosecuted and defended class action cases throughout the United States and represented individuals and corporations in the defense of government investigations of securities and commodities violations. Read individual attorney bios.  As a boutique practice, we are able to litigate complex matters more efficiently and at lower cost than larger firms.

The firm’s attorneys have served in leadership positions in significant nationwide class litigation that has recovered billions of dollars of damages for class members, including founding partner Douglas G. Thompson, Jr., co-lead counsel in the Nasdaq/Facebook IPO litigation, and San Francisco partner Rosemary M. Rivas, member of the Steering Committee in the VW “Clean Diesel” litigation, that culminated in November 2017 with a $14.7 billion settlement for car owners. Read about our firm's achievements.

Named one of the top 50 securities litigation firms for 2015 by Institutional Shareholder Services," https://www.issgovernance.com/file/publications/2015-scas-top-50-apr-2016.pdf.  We are available to represent institutional and individual investors, who seek a more efficient and lower-cost alternative in securities and commodities fraud class actions, in the capacity of either lead plaintiff or an opt-out seeking a better outcome.

The firm established in Washington, DC in 1977. Our principal office is located in Georgetown's historic district in Washington, DC by the C&O Canal. We also have an office in San Francisco, CA located in the financial district.