Stock, option, and commodities trading can result in several different types of claims: regulatory actions by government agencies, criminal charges, and civil lawsuits for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and legal malpractice actions.
Patterson Law Firm is one of the first in the country to deal with trader spoofing, which happens when phony offers are issued to manipulate prices. Our legal malpractice lawsuit related to advice given about these trades has been covered by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post. This suit follows a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) probe on trader spoofing and commodity market manipulation in a Chicago trading firm.
The CFTC has opened investigations into these practices. The firm is capable of advising traders about such investigations, representing individuals and companies during investigations, filing whistleblower actions involving such practices, and pursuing and defending civil lawsuits related to such practices.
For immediate assistance on such matters, call Jefferey Odgen Katz or Tom Patterson.