Derivative Securities

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Since 1999 our law firm has recovered more than $350,000,000 for victims of investment fraud and misconduct.
  • Jury Verdict Won Against Prudential Securities $262 Million
  • Recovered for 100-Year Old Widow $30 Million
  • Recovered in Retirement Losses $10 Million
  • Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors $6.5 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case $3.8 Million
  • Recovered for Elderly Ponzi Scheme Victim $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California $3.2 Million
  • Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio $3.1 Million
  • Losses Recovered for 20 Retirees $3 Million
  • Recovered for Retired Physician Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior to Filing FINRA Arbitration $2.5 Million

Derivative Securities Fraud

How an Investment Loss Attorney Can Help

Derivatives have value because of their underlying security or asset. The most common types of derivatives in the securities industry are:
  • Options – A contract giving the purchaser the opportunity to buy or sell the security at a fixed price on a certain date.
  • Swaps – This type of derivative allows two parties to "swap" cash flows.
  • Futures contracts – "Futures" are contracts that allow the buying or selling of assets in the future for a price agreed on today.
  • Forward contracts – A "forward" is a type of contract that involves securities traded in the future for a price agreed on today.

Investors like derivatives because they are not risky; in fact, they are commonly used to hedge risk. However, if you have lost a substantial amount of money after investing using derivatives like stock options or futures, you may be able to take legal action.

Shareholder Derivative Actions

Shareholder derivative actions or "derivative suits," in contrast to securities fraud class action lawsuits, are brought by one person on behalf of a group of people – typically, a shareholder on behalf of a corporation. If your stockbroker or investment advisor encouraged you to purchase a type of derivative security and you lost a substantial amount of money, contact Meyer Wilson.

Why choose Meyer Wilson?

Choosing Meyer Wilson means you have an attorney on your side that has been rated "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America® in the field of professional negligence. David Meyer has also been listed in Super Lawyers® and the firm has been included in "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News. Since 1999, our securities litigation lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of investors.

If you've sustained losses in excess of $100,000, contact Meyer Wilson today!

The Meyer Wilson Way

Results-Focused Representation
  • More than $350,000,000 Recovered
  • Voted Best Lawyers in America┬« for over Ten Years Running
  • David Meyer is the Immediate Past-President of Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA)
  • Over a Thousand Investor Claim Cases Since 1999
  • Exclusive Focus on Investor Claims & Class/Mass Action Lawsuits
  • Deep Bench of Skilled Attorneys and Staff Members


Meyer Wilson has represented over 1,000 individual investors in high-stakes claims across the country, and has recovered over $350 million on their behalves. See what former clients have to say about our team.

  • “I primarily worked with Courtney Werning throughout the process and she was informative and knowledgeable. I trusted and fully recommend Courtney and her team.”

    - S.R.
  • “The communication throughout the process was on par - and they took the time to indulge me with the various questions and opinions.”

    - R.G.
  • “What I truly appreciated was getting a great result for my Mom with limited involvement/stress on her.”

    - S.W.
  • “We went to arbitration with the other respondent and I got to see firsthand the level of professionalism and expertise the Meyer Wilson firm can deliver.”

    - D.V.
  • “Chad would take the time to call and talk with me. His explanations were always clear and concise. I also appreciate all the effort put into the details and statistics required to argue this case.”

    - P.N.
  • “Meyer Wilson was able to produce the results that we felt were obvious and warranted while several other firms and even state offices simply had trouble understanding let alone moving the case forward.”

    - B.K.
  • “My overall experience was positive and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they have been a victim of stockbroker misconduct to call David.”

    - S.T.
  • “Meyer Wilson represented me in a suit brought last year against my brokerage firm, securing a very fair and equitable settlement for me.”

    - R.G., M.D.
  • “Right from the start, you had the passion and desire to win this case for us. I have never worked with an attorney or firm as compassionate as yours. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.”

    - G.A.

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