Securities Unit

The Attorney General protects investors, pension funds, and the general public through enforcement of California's Corporate Securities and Commodities laws.

The Securities and Commodities laws permit the Attorney General to bring a civil law enforcement action to protect investors from fraud and other misconduct, and to enjoin unlawful practices. The Securities Unit of the Corporate Fraud Section investigates alleged violations of the law based upon complaints from members of the public, as well as referrals from state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

The Securities Unit coordinates its efforts with other sections of the Attorney General's Office, including those responsible for Consumer Protection, Antitrust & Business Competition, and the supervision of Charities.