Skilled Securities Fraud & Financial Crimes Lawyers in Houston, Texas

Magnifying glass and calculator on a financial document. Our Houston securities fraud lawyers can help you if you’ve been charged with a financial crime in Texas.

Securities fraud and financial crimes are high-profile offenses that garner big headlines in the media. At Hilder & Associates, P.C., our Houston securities fraud lawyers stay on the cutting edge of this complex area of white-collar criminal defense.

Seasoned Securities Fraud Defense Lawyers: Representing Clients Nationwide

At Hilder & Associates, P.C., our attorneys possess an impressive track record in handling a wide spectrum of securities fraud cases. Our securities fraud attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the complex laws and regulations governing securities transactions, investment activities, and corporate disclosures. This comprehensive knowledge allows us to build powerful defense strategies that are tailored to the specific nuances of each client’s case. 

Philip Hilder is a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud. He is also a co-chair of the ABA subcommittee on Securities Fraud.

While our office is based in Houston, Texas, our Securities Fraud defense practice extends nationwide. Our dedicated lawyers have successfully represented clients from various states, providing them with high-quality legal representation.

When facing securities fraud allegations, having the right legal representation is crucial to protecting your rights and securing your future. Allow Hilder & Associates, P.C. to be your trusted advocates, advocating relentlessly on your behalf throughout the legal process. Contact us today, and take the first step toward a comprehensive defense strategy

Facing Off Against Powerful Entities On Your Behalf

Our clients are at the core of everything we do. We understand the significant impact that securities fraud allegations can have on individuals and businesses. As a result, we prioritize open communication, personalized attention, and confidentiality to build strong and trusting attorney-client relationships.

Hilder & Associates, P.C. plays a crucial role in assisting clients facing cases related to securities fraud, financial fraud, insider trading, and violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Additionally, our team of white collar attorneys provides valuable guidance and support to companies seeking compliance with the Act and other relevant regulations.

Aspects of Securities Fraud 

For companies seeking to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related regulations, Hilder & Associates provides valuable legal counsel and assistance. Compliance with SOX is essential for public companies to maintain transparency and accountability in their financial reporting, and non-compliance can lead to severe consequences, including regulatory sanctions and reputational damage.

SOX compliance is governed by two agencies: the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The SEC has subpoena power to broadly investigate companies, pursue prosecution, seek civil fines and work in conjunction with the Department of Justice.

The PCAOB focuses on the public auditors of applicable companies. Thus, the PCAOB has rule-making authority to set standards for the preparation of audit reports, inspect public accounting firms and impose fines. Moreover, the agency can request accounting representatives to produce documents and testify.

We offer a comprehensive range of legal services related to securities fraud, including, but not limited to:

  • Defense Against Allegations: Whether you are an individual investor or a corporate entity accused of securities fraud, our attorneys are prepared to vigorously defend your rights and interests in court.
  • Securities Fraud Investigations: We have extensive experience representing clients during investigations initiated by regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Misrepresentation and Omissions: We represent clients facing allegations of making false statements or omissions in connection with securities transactions.
  • Embezzlement Charges for Misdemeanor or Felony Offenses: Our attorneys are well-versed in defending clients accused of embezzlement, which involves the misappropriation of funds entrusted to an individual for personal gain.
  • Money Laundering Statutes: We provide robust defense representation for clients facing charges related to unlawful financial transactions designed to conceal the source, destination, or amount of illegally obtained funds.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act Violations: Our team is adept at handling cases involving violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which may include fraudulent accounting practices or retaliation against whistleblowers.
  • Dodd-Frank Offenses: We offer comprehensive legal counsel for individuals or entities charged with Dodd-Frank offenses, such as failures to register as a large swap participant or report large swap transactions. 

Our dedication to providing a vigorous defense remains unwavering across all aspects of securities fraud and white-collar criminal cases.


    Houston Justice Center at night. If you’ve been accused of a financial crime, our securities fraud lawyers are ready to pursue justice.

    Contact Hilder & Associates for Experienced Securities Fraud Defense

    Convictions can result in excessive fines, the end of a career, and the closing of a company. This is no time to go at it alone and refuse a legal representation. If you are in need of experienced securities fraud lawyers, team represents clients nationwide and is prepared to vigorously defend you.

    Let our skilled white collar crime lawyers guide you through the complexities of securities fraud defense, working tirelessly to protect your interests and achieve a favorable resolution for your case.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston-based securities fraud lawyer, please email our Houston law office or call us toll-free at 888-659-8742 or locally at 713-234-1416.