About Christina L. Costley

Securities class actions can present a risk of significant liability. Christina Costley is a proven first-chair trial lawyer who has obtained dismissals in several high-stakes securities class actions, shareholder derivative cases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proceedings and criminal actions.

A winning record

Christina has obtained dismissal, at the pleading stage, of every securities class action and shareholder derivative case that she has defended in the last decade. She is also experienced in the courtroom, having acted as lead counsel in over fifteen jury trials. In addition, she has substantial experience defeating requests to enjoin shareholder votes in merger cases.

She also has experience defending other forms of complex litigation, including trade secrets and software negligence.

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Practice Focus

  • Defending securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits in federal and state court
  • SEC enforcement proceedings
  • Internal investigations
  • All forms of complex commercial litigation