Sturman LLC offers an integrated Portfolio Monitoring Program to public and private institutional investors.
Our service allows us to be proactive in analyzing potential securities lawsuits and in working with clients to initiate securities fraud claims when their investments have been affected.
Institutional investors have an economic interest to protect. Our Portfolio Monitoring Program helps identify investment losses as well as point the investor to potential recovery of assets through litigation.
The Portfolio Monitoring Program references the client’s portfolio with new securities cases, pending litigation and settlements. Subscribers’ portfolios are constantly monitored and checked to see if their investments include shares of corporations currently involved in securities cases.
We monitor your portfolio to see if you are entitled to compensation payments as part of previously settled cases. We then analyze any potential cases or claims and discuss the legal positioning with you so that you can make an informed decision about pursuing any securities case.
Institutional investors can enroll in Sturman LLC’s Portfolio Monitoring Program at no cost. As part of enrollment, we will work with your management to transfer key information and begin monitoring your investments.
THREE BASIC TYPES OF SECURITIES CASES
Securities fraud class actions and opt-out cases allow an investor a means to recover losses caused by corporate fraud during an identified period of time. Securities fraud may include several types of accounting fraud or mismanagement.
SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE CASES
Shareholder derivative lawsuits are brought by current shareholders against the directors and officers of the corporation for a breach of fiduciary duties that has damaged or posed risk to the value of a company's stock. Plaintiffs seek to improve corporate governance through various measures.
"DEAL" CASES (MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
Direct class action deal cases address the failure of corporate directors and officers to meet their fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder value during a merger or acquisition transaction. Plaintiffs seek to increase the deal price, force the disclosure of significant facts and assure fairness.
A company's responsibility to oversee the fair and ethical compliance of policies and systems that maximize shareholder value and ensure fairness
Corporate governance includes the following:
Nomination and election procedures for directors and committees
Structure of the board of directors and its affiliated committees
Shareholder rights and responsibilities
Supervision of management and enforced accountability for any non-compliance
Policies regarding shareholders’ amount of company control
Election of independent directors
Financial policies and procedures (accounting, auditing, etc.)
Policies and procedures regarding compensation for company executives
When a company's board of directors breaches this important fiduciary duty, often the company's value will decrease, negatively affecting shareholders. In this case, shareholders have a right to bring a lawsuit in order to improve the company's oversight and ethical standards, and therefore its overall worth, and to help prevent future corruption and non-compliance.
STURMAN LLC AND
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IMPROVEMENT
Representing shareholders in shareholder derivative litigation, Sturman LLC aims to improve corporate governance when mismanagement resulting in corporate fraud and breach of fiduciary duty adversely affects the company and its shareholders.
Corporate governance reforms can vary but may include:
Immediately removing wrongdoers from managerial / board positions of authority
Altering compensation policies and procedures
Changing internal accountability
Modifying management’s reporting responsibilities
Increasing number of independent directors
Adding board committees to oversee management and monitor misconduct
Improving upon the company’s public disclosure and transparency
U.S. COURTS AND INVESTORS FROM ABROAD
Sturman LLC has nearly 20 years of experience representing European plaintiffs in United States courts, including international investors in securities cases involving investments in the U.S. market.
From accounting fraud and false income to corporate dishonesty and corruption, investors across the world are feeling the effects of corporate wrongdoing. The schemes and scandals used by some managers and trustees have caused dramatic financial losses and destroyed investor confidence in capital markets.
Foreign investors are increasingly active in U.S. securities class actions as a means to remedy losses due to fraud. Through their involvement in private securities litigation, international institutional investors have played an integral role in ensuring the integrity of the U.S. capital market.
Our international experience and connections allow us to navigate global financial markets and provide strategic legal counsel to our clients. We offer a Portfolio Monitoring Program that monitors clients’ U.S. investments and alerts us of potential options in recovering losses due to corporate fraud and mismanagement.
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