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Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuit of insurance coverage for directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds
Defended former directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other more Featured
Shareholder litigation for a consumer products manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products manufacturing company when minority shareholders in the corporation brought suit against the company and its more Featured
Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more Featured
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more Featured
Securities class action for a national specialty retailer *
Successfully defended a national specialty retailer and its directors and officers in a securities class action. more Featured
Directors and officers litigation for affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer *
Represented the directors and officers and affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer of communications towers in defense of an action by the more Featured
Representation in federal and state grand jury investigations
Represented witnesses and potential targets in federal and state grand jury investigations; negotiated immunity and amnesty agreements. more
Representation of directors and officers in DOJ investigation
Defended directors and officers against U.S. Department of Justice investigation for criminal antitrust violations. more
Representation of beneficiary against securities broker
Represented beneficiary against securities broker for unauthorized trading and breach of fiduciary duty. more
Defended several shareholder derivative lawsuits against directors of publicly traded companies
Successfully obtained dismissals for directors of publicly traded companies in shareholder litigation asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims more
Representation of former CEO and Board chair in SEC investigation
Defended former chief executive officer and Board chair against SEC and audit committee investigations alleging securities fraud. more
Represented fiduciary in DOJ investigation for mail, wire, and honest services fraud.
Defended fiduciary against U.S. Department of Justice investigation for honest services, mail and wire fraud. more
Investigations and civil lawsuits for former directors and officers
Representing former directors and officers in numerous investigations and civil lawsuits brought by the FDIC as receiver for failed financial more
Representation of president and chief executive officer in DOJ investigation
Represented president and chief executive officer of federally insured financial institution in DOJ investigation for financial fraud and subprime more
Representation of majority trustees in breach of fiduciary duty matter
Represented majority trustees of charitable trust organization against co-trustee for breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful conversion of trust funds. more
Representation of company and executive officers in California Attorney General investigations
Defended directors and officers against California Attorney General investigation for civil and criminal antitrust violations. more
Representation of chief financial officer in SEC investigation
Defended chief financial officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud, backdating options, and improper revenue more
Directors and officers litigation for state-chartered banks
Successfully represented former directors and officers of state-chartered banks in litigation brought by the FDIC as receiver. The matters settled more
Representation of former Board of Directors chair and president in DOJ investigation
Defended former Board of Directors chair and president against U.S. Department of Justice for criminal fraud and unauthorized lending practices. more
Representation of director and officer in securities fraud investigation
Defended director and officer against SEC in securities fraud investigation alleging accounting fraud and backdating stock options. more
Representation of chief lending officer and director in FDIC investigation
Defended former chief lending officer and director against FDIC for negligence, improper and unauthorized lending practices, and breach of fiduciary more
Representation of president and CEO in State of California investigation
Defended president and chief executive officer of real estate investment trust against State of California investigation alleging unlawful sale of more
Brown v. LiveOps Inc.
Successfully pursued statutory and contractual claims for indemnification by former officer and director; case concluded with a favorable settlement.  more
Fraudulent conveyance litigation for former shareholder and director *
Represented a former shareholder and director of debtor in fraudulent conveyance lawsuit brought by the Trustee of Northlake Foods. Matter pending. more
Representation of community bank and bank president in FDIC investigation
Successfully represented bank and bank president in connection with an FDIC investigation arising out of the high profile failure of a community bank. more
Breach of fiduciary duty
Defend mutual holding company community bank and its parent company and individual directors against individual and derivative claims by a more
Prosecuted bioscience trade secrets case against former corporate officer *
Obtained TRO and preliminary injunction against former officer of California bioscience company in trade secret misappropriation action. Obtained more
Directors and officers litigation for a technology company
Represented a technology company’s directors and officers in one of the largest cases ever filed in North Carolina. The case arose out of the more
Directors and Officers litigation for a major African-based electric generating company *
Represented a foreign arbitration judgment creditor in fraudulent conveyance, alter ego/successor and breach of duty claims against former parents, more
Bankruptcy counsel for the official committee of unsecured creditors of a bankrupt medical practice *
Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of a bankrupt medical practice in the investigation of potential claims against the more
Defense of multiple parties in shareholder suits arising out of a merger
Defending in North Carolina Business Court and Texas State Court multiple former officers and directors of Consert, Inc., the company who acquired more
Shareholder derivative litigation against senior living facility
Represent the officers and directors of a publicly held company in a shareholder derivative action pending in the Business Court in the State of more

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Directors & Officers Litigation

Experience Highlights

Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and pursuit of insurance coverage for directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds
Defended former directors and officers of high-technology company and related investment funds against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other more
Shareholder litigation for a consumer products manufacturing company
Represented a consumer products manufacturing company when minority shareholders in the corporation brought suit against the company and its more
Directors and officers litigation for affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer
Represented the directors and officers and affiliated companies of a bankrupt manufacturer of communications towers in defense of an action by the more
Breach of fiduciary duty claims for directors and officers of a senior living facility
Represented directors and officers of a publicly traded company managing senior living facilities in a derivative action asserted by minority more

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