Practice Areas

We treat our
client like family


We have experience in representing clients in the following areas:

SEC Investigations

We have defended against lawsuits brought by the SEC in the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and also in Utah. We have represented numerous clients in SEC investigations based in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Utah.

Those cases range from alleged Ponzi schemes, insider trading, financial statement accuracy and restatements, to foreign corrupt practices act cases. Litigating and settling these cases – where careers and one life’s savings can be on the line – is dramatically different than handling regular litigation matters. Mr. Vick’s approach often puts clients at ease and instills confidence necessary to achieve a successful result.


PCAOB Investigations

In some ways, the PCAOB has more power, and wields more terrifying weapons than the SEC. Not only can the PCAOB ruin the careers of financial statement auditors over mere negligence in hindsight, they can impose eye-popping monetary sanctions for “non-cooperation.”

Mr. Vick has successfully navigated these treacherous waters for many clients, and is one of the few lawyers that has handled this unique type of litigation through trial (called a “hearing”) and appeal. Mr. Vick also advises auditors and registered firms on how to respond to PCAOB Comment Letters and handle other audit and auditor issues outside of litigation.


FINRA Investigations &
Arbitrations

FINRA “for cause” investigations can be tricky for clients, for example, there is no right in a FINRA matter to “take the Fifth,” but there is an obligation to cooperate. And, after arbitrations before FINRA arbitrators, there are generally no rights to appeal.

Mr. Vick has assisted his clients through the confusing FINRA landscape and minefields. He also arbitrates FINRA cases involving private disputes between and among registered representatives and Broker-Dealers, recently completing a 20-day arbitration (over Zoom) before three panelists over issues of stock ownership and compensation before a three-member panel.


CPA & Attorney
Malpractice

VLG frequently represents clients in professional malpractice claims involving attorneys and accountants. Our trial lawyers work closely with our clients, involving the professional in each stage of the trial process. We believe the strongest defense is possible when client and attorney coordinate their efforts and work together as a team. The firm also has extensive experience representing many professional clients in a variety of partnership and professional issues. In some situations, this involvement consists of confidential strategic counseling. At other times, we represent professional clients engaged in dissolution or liquidation. VLG also has successfully represented professionals in disciplinary proceedings.


DBO Investigations

Subpoenas from the Department of Business Oversight can look and feel like a request for every single document at the Company. Responding to these broad subpoenas and the related investigations involves important, careful, and sometimes tedious work.

Recognizing that clients often have only a limited amount of funds to respond to overwhelming investigations, we focus our strategy on how best to guide clients through DBO investigations without in a cost-efficient manner.

CIVIL LITIGATION


Civil Litigation simply refers to lawsuits filed by individuals or businesses which seek to enforce a legal right or remedy. Often times, the remedy sought is in the form of a money judgment, but it could be an order for other relief, such as the return of personal or real property. The Vick Law Group Trial Lawyers are experienced courtroom attorneys who fully understand civil litigation and trial, and have the skills and resources to get the best possible result in your case.

Vick Law Group, APC takes its clients’ cases very seriously, employing all tools available to present every case in its most favorable light. Our attorneys have represented plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of civil litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in both small and bet-the-company cases.

Corporation &
Partnership Disputes

The reality for many business owners, the greatest threat to your business may not be the actions of your competitors, but rather a dispute with your business partners

If you are experiencing a serious dispute with your partner that is escalating and affecting your business operations, you may need to implement immediate measures to secure your business and the equity interests that you have worked so long and hard to create.

At VLG, we assist small businesses and individuals within limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships with a variety of business dispute matters. We provide representation to start or defend litigation, as well as help you develop strategies to avoid future disagreements.


Employment Litigation

We litigate a wide-range range of employment cases, including disputes over employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, PAGA claims, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, investigations and employment-related torts.


Los Angeles & Monterey
Litigation and Trials

We love to litigate and try cases, particularly in Los Angeles and Monterey.