Security Investigation

Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS)

26 Days left to seek lead plaintiff status.

Company Name:Barclays PLC
Stock Symbol:NYSE: BCS
Court:Central District of California
Class Period Start:07/22/2019
Class Period End (inclusive):10/12/2023
Filing Deadline:01/02/2024

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Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until January 2, 2024 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS),

Barclays and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws. 

The alleged false and misleading statements and omissions include, but are not limited to, that: (i) contrary to false public assertions, the Company’s former CEO, James Staley, had a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, was reportedly aware of Epstein’s criminal activities and may have even sexually assaulted a victim who had previously been trafficked by Epstein; (ii) if discovered, the relationship and potential criminal activity could bring reputational, legal, and financial harm to Company; (iii) the Company’s response to an inquiry by the British Financial Conduct Authority regarding Staley’s relationship with Epstein was materially false; (iv) when the Company became aware of information contradicting its response to the inquiry, it failed to update the response so that it would be accurate, or otherwise take any meaningful action; and (v) as a result, the Company’s statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

If you purchased shares of Barclays and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, contact KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or via email (, or fill out the form on this page.

The case is Merritt v. Barclays Plc, et al., 23-cv-9217.

Click here to read the first filed complaint.