This video explains the roles of securities lawyers. Securities lawyers are responsible for helping investors protect their rights, assets, and investments. They are knowledgeable about the laws that govern the financial markets. In addition, securities lawyers advise companies on how best to market their products and services.
Securities lawyers help people invest their money and work with investors and institutions to protect them from fraud and other risks. Lawyers who practice securities law can specialize in corporate finance or focus on a specific company, such as public companies or venture capital firms. Most securities lawyers start at big law firms, where they spend years working on merger and acquisition deals and other corporate transactions. Many also work on white-collar criminal defense cases before joining a firm that focuses exclusively on securities law. They may also be involved in fraud investigations or other securities regulation violations.
Securities lawyers are responsible for drafting and interpreting securities laws, rules, and regulations. They represent investors in securities transactions such as private placements, initial public offerings, secondary trading, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and bankruptcies. In addition, securities lawyers advise companies on issuing debt securities to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws.