Why Global Investor Protection Matters

Recent developments in U.S. courts limiting inclusion of claims of non-U.S. investors or for transactions in non-U.S. securities in U.S. class actions have drawn more attention to loss recovery outside of the U.S.

Also, institutional investors have learned that monitoring and filing claims in U.S. and Canadian class action settlements is no longer enough to minimize the effect of global securities fraud. This is due in particular to the lack of true class action options for investors outside the United States or Canada.

Outside of these countries, simply waiting for the outcome usually results in claims being barred and investors being excluded from recoveries. As a result, pro-active investors have become increasingly involved in non-U.S. litigation. At the same time, investors have also participated more opportunistically in U.S. class action opt outs. In sum, active engagement in loss recovery actions has become a new way of generating Legal AlphaSM.
Monitoring & Research
  1. Worldwide monitoring system for recovery opportunities
  2. Wide-ranging research capabilities including economic and legal analytics
  3. Skillful and experienced data analysis to determine damages
  4. Ability to work with clients on historical data downloads for all securities or on individual trade submission per case, including ability to interface with custodians or back-office service providers to minimize client interaction and effort in the process
Active Case Representation
  1. Representation in U.S. and Canadian special case situations
  2. Representation in alternative recovery options for non-class action systems worldwide
  3. Convenient structuring of success-fee based, no-risk representation of clients
  4. Flexible and customized fee models, including subscription and success-fee models
Service & Tools
  1. Customizable and comprehensive reporting tools
  2. Multi-faceted client website portal
  3. Personalized, concierge-level client service with on-site informational and educational visits
  4. Periodic institutional investor roundtables in various countries around the world
  5. Annual all-day investor conferences in the United States and Germany
  6. Assistance with the development of an internal global class action policy

Why choose DRRT global investor protection services?

DRRT has been pioneering global shareholder protection, specifically investor loss recovery and corporate governance in non-U.S. countries, for over a decade. Our team of multinational attorneys and analysts advises and represents institutional investors in regard to possible recovery options for losses suffered as a result of misrepresentation or fraud by publicly listed companies.

How are we different from other law firms?

We are known for exploring new jurisdictions and coming up with creative approaches and solutions to obtain what matters most to our clients: The protection of their assets, fair compensation for fraud and violations of company transparency, and improvements in corporate governance at public companies in order to prevent future shareholder misrepresentation situations. We combine this with litigation funding to take risks and costs away from our clients.

Our clients

Asset and investment managers, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors with collective assets under management of over $10 trillion have entrusted us with the monitoring of international securities litigation and loss recovery opportunities. They rely on us for analysis, advice, and representation in appropriate recovery actions.

How does DRRT excel in client service?

  1. We focus on client needs by designing customized services based on client demand and DRRT’s decade-long experience of serving institutional investors.
  2. We strive to make our clients’ lives easier and more convenient by providing a one-stop solution and allowing clients to outsource most of the work (and costs) to an expert in this area.
  3. We excel in client satisfaction by putting client needs first and focusing on quality management in a long-term relationship.


  1. United States Commerce Association - Miami Award - DRRT Class Action Division - Three time Award Winner
  2. ICFM Law Awards Winner 2011
  3. Doing Business - IFC (International Finance Corporation – World Bank Group) Award
  4. Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner
  5. International Finance Magazine Law Awards
  6. Legal Comprehensive Law Award
  7. Lawyer Monthly – Legal Awards 2016: Securitites Lititgation Law Firm of the Year – USA


  1. ICGN Shareholder Rights Committee
  2. The Florida Bar -
      - Executive Council
      - International Law Section
      - International Law Board Certification Committee
  1. Totalbank Board of Directors
  2. National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) -
      - Board Leadership and Governance Fellow -
  1. CONSULEGIS (International Network of Law Firms) -
      - International Lawyer
  1. French-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
  2. International Association of Jurists (Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana) (AIGLI)
  3. International Association of Young Lawyers (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) (AIJA) -
      - Member of the Commercial Fraud Commission
      - Member of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Law Commission
      - Arbitration Commission Member
  1. Board of Trustees of The American University of Rome
  2. German-American Lawyers’ Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung) (DAJV)
  3. German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein) (DAV)