Securities Fraud Lawyer is a practitioner that specializes
in cases involving fraudulent activities of companies
in the securities industry. This may include insider
trading or a company misleading shareholders regarding
company valuation, as well as many other scenarios.
Because issues in the security industry are most often
regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), it is this agency that enforces cases against
individuals and companies. Therefore, the term "Securities
Fraud Lawyer" most often refers to an attorney
that defends such claims made against a company or individual.
On the same note, it may be an attorney that files a
civil suit against a company for the same reason or
even an attorney that works for the SEC in an enforcement
sense. This is a highly specialized area of law and,
therefore, only a specialist should be trusted with
such complexities. These cases often have civil as well
as criminal penalties.