Protecting You Against Securities Fraud Charges

Simply because you are charged with securities fraud does not mean that you are guilty. Landrum & Shouse LLP offers 20 years of experience in defending individuals and businesses alleged of this prevalent white collar crime in Lexington, Kentucky, and at the federal level. Lawyers R. Kent Westberry and Bennett E. Bayer use their experience handling publicized cases in the most stressful of settings to pursue favorable outcomes for clients, regardless of the stakes.

Examples Of Securities Fraud Cases

To prove securities fraud, prosecution must demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that you issued a false statement about a company or its stock value. Additionally, they must show that others acted on the misinformation when making financial choices. Cases commonly involve:

  • Company fraud: Inaccurately reporting a company's financial standing to shareholders or potential investors in order to falsely boost stocks
  • Third-party misrepresentation: Driving up the stock of a company and encouraging others to invest in it before selling shares for a monetary gain
  • Insider trading: Using confidential information about the financial state of a company, before it is made public, to decide whether to purchase or sell stock
  • Fraud by omission: Failing to inform investors or prospective investors of critical information that would influence their purchasing decisions

Our white collar crime defense attorneys leverage many different strategies to overcome these allegations and others.

How We Help

Having earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Westberry and Mr. Bayer are known for their tenacity in the courtroom and unwavering dedication to ethics. They apply decades of combined experience to advocate for people and corporations. This is true whether our firm is overseeing a case in its investigatory stages or litigation.

Moving Forward With Confidence

Whether you have a legal matter in the state of Kentucky or at the federal level, trust our firm to represent you with knowledge and experience. Learn more about your case by submitting our online form. You can also reach us by calling our Lexington office at 859-554-4038 or our Louisville location at 502-589-7616. Our toll free phone number is 888-322-2505.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.