Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP represents both institutional investors and individuals in a wide variety of lawsuits to remedy corporate wrongdoing. The firm primarily pursues securities class actions brought under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) but also is a leader in litigating non-PSLRA securities cases, including derivative and corporate governance actions, as well as antitrust and consumer protection class actions.
Appointed lead counsel or co-lead counsel in dozens of cases, Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP has recovered billions of dollars for plaintiffs and served in positions in several of the largest cases filed since the passage of the PSLRA.
In 2004 alone, the firm recovered $583 million for investors and was identified as the fourth most successful securities class action firm in terms of gross recoveries – and the second most successful firm in terms of average recovery – for that year by Investor Shareholder Services (“ISS”) in its Securities Class Action Services Alert (“SCAS 50”).
In 2010, the most recent year of the "SCAS 50" list, Chitwood was once again recognized as one of the most successful plaintiffs' securities litigation firms in the country, ranking number eight nationally with total shareholder recoveries during that year of $252 million.
A committed group of lawyers with years of litigation, accounting and securities experience, who work tirelessly to obtain remarkable results for class members is the core of the Chitwood firm. The firm’s lawyers include former clerks for federal judges, a former attorney for a federal banking regulator and former Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) attorneys. This formidable legal team is backed up by in-house forensic accountants and a staff of highly trained paralegals.
Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP maintains offices in Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York and litigates cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States with its network of local counsels.