Representative Experience

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  • Represented the purchaser in several state- and federal-court shareholder class actions challenging the acquisition of a $4.4 billion exploration and production company; successfully defeated the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary injunction.
  • ​Represented director against fraud claims filed by shareholders in connection with the sale of corporate assets.
  • ​Defended investment bank in a lawsuit over remarketing of variable rate debt bonds.
  • ​Obtained dismissal of Section 20(a) control person claim filed against corporate officer in lawsuits and investigations involving alleged revenue recognition and health care fraud in sales of medical devices.

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  • Authored series of U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs on the fraud-on-the-market presumptions in securities law class actions, culminating in favorable citations by the Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2398 (2014).
  • Represented the special litigation committee of the board of directors of a publicly traded technology company in conducting an internal investigation of allegations of wrongdoing made by shareholders and derivative litigation.

*Includes matters prior to joining EBBK. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.