We litigate demands to inspect internal corporate documents – one of the most powerful tools for enforcing corporate accountability and exposing misconduct by insiders. “Books and records” demands are an essential precursor to shareholder derivative actions; they can also play an important role in efforts to achieve governance reform outside of litigation.
We actively prosecute complex multi-jurisdiction litigation involving numerous parties, large volumes documents and witnesses, extensive motion practice on decisive issues, expedited proceedings for preliminary injunction or early trial, and outcome-determinative technical or scientific expert analysis.
We represent classes of consumers injured by deceptive or other wrongful corporate misconduct, including false advertising, imposition of undisclosed or unfair fees, violations of contract rights, the sale of unsafe or defective products, and infringement on consumers’ right to privacy.
We represent sellers in earn-out disputes arising from company sale transactions. Earn-outs regularly lead to litigation as a result of the high stakes involved, buyer disappointment where hoped-for performance does not materialize, and the use of ambiguous contractual language.
We litigate claims based on inadequate price, process defects, and other breaches of fiduciary duty arising from merger and acquisition transactions. We intensively prosecute preliminary injunction motions where fiduciary breaches cannot be adequately compensated by damages, and actively pursue post-closing damages claims, through trial where necessary.
We represent investors injured by securities frauds ranging from misrepresentations and omissions by fund managers and corporate executives to false descriptions of investment products by financial advisors and stock market manipulation, and litigate cases on both a class and individual basis.
We represent shareholders in derivative actions that seek to hold corporate fiduciaries responsible for many kinds of misconduct, including excessive executive compensation, self-dealing transactions, and failures of oversight leading to major violations of environmental, health and safety, anti-bribery and securities laws.