• Securities and Derivative Litigation

    • Representing paint manufacturer and its CEO and CFO in securities class action arising from company’s restatement of its financial statements.
    • Represented renewable energy company and certain directors and officers in securities class action and related derivative actions alleging misrepresentations regarding the company’s technology.
    • Represented directors and officers of credit card company in securities class actions and action by FDIC for breach of fiduciary duty involving company’s bankruptcy.
    • Represented packaging companies and directors and officers in securities class action related to IPO spin-off of plastic bottle manufacturer.

    M&A Litigation

    • Represented technology company and its board of directors in shareholder litigation challenging sale of two majority-owned businesses for $350 million.
    • Represented private equity firm in shareholder litigation challenging acquisition of specialty construction and engineering firm in $585 million going private transaction.
    • Represented distributor of animal health products and its board of directors in shareholder litigation challenging sale of business in deal valued at $2.5 billion.
    • Represented engineering, information technology, and staffing company and its board of directors in shareholder litigation challenging sale of business in deal valued at $158 million.
    • Represented founder and minority owner of healthcare company in action for specific performance to enforce put agreement requiring majority owner to acquire minority owner’s interest.
    • Represented health insurance company in lawsuit alleging securities law and indemnification claims against seller of specialty healthcare company.
    • Represented IT outsourcing company in lawsuit alleging fraud and indemnification claims against seller of business and related purchase price adjustment arbitration.
    • Represented packaging company in lawsuit against seller of business for breach of tax sharing agreement and indemnification obligations.

    Complex Commercial Litigation

    • Representing private equity fund and related entities in lawsuits by limited partners challenging management of real estate partnerships.
    • Representing hedge fund in Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring proceedings and related litigation involving defaulted Puerto Rico bonds.
    • Representing more than 20 mutual fund families in fraudulent transfer actions seeking to claw back proceeds from leveraged buyouts of Tribune Company and Lyondell Chemical Company.
    • Represented private equity fund and related individuals in adversary proceeding brought by bankruptcy trustee alleging breach of fiduciary claims in connection with portfolio company’s bankruptcy.
    • Represented investment management firm in putative class actions challenging mutual fund redemption practices and brokerage fees.
    • Represented co-founder of hedge fund business in arbitration proceeding involving disputes over ownership and management of business.
    • Represented aviation equipment supplier in breach of contract action against major airline related to termination of contract to develop and install new flight management system on fleet of aircraft.
    • Represented health insurance company in lawsuit brought by trade association in connection with dispute over co-branding relationship.
    • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Accounting, 1995, with highest distinction
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1998, Magna cum laude
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • The Perfect Storm: An Update on the Convergence of Criminal and Civil Litigation — Greater Philadelphia ACC In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, PA (April 27, 2017)

      Speaker, "The Perfect Storm: An Update on the Convergence of Criminal and Civil Litigation" panel.