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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
Brown v. LiveOps Inc.
Successfully pursued statutory and contractual claims for indemnification by former officer and director; case concluded with a favorable settlement.  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
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
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

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Directors & Officers Litigation

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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
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
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
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

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