Successfully defended Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its subsidiary in a class action related to the sale of Neurogen to Ligand and co-defendant Neon Signal.
Successfully managed an internal investigation concerning an executive’s use of confidential company information for a large restaurant company.
Represented a technology licensing company in litigation alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in the sale of auction rate securities.
Represented a publicly traded Medical Device company in an SEC investigation.
Represented Quest Software, Inc. and its director defendants in defense of fraud claims stemming from the liquidation of a subsidiary business in England, in which the plaintiff alleged damages of $500 million.
Completed an internal investigation into whistleblower allegations of financial fraud at a major REIT within two weeks.
Represented the receiver in its California actions arising from a real estate transfer fraud scheme.
Represented a Real Estate company in an investigation by the SEC. The SEC closed the investigation without taking any enforcement action.
Represented a Technology company and its officer/director defendants in connection with the defense of an action involving allegations of insider trading and market manipulation.
Represented The Learning Company, an educational Software company, in connection with litigation arising out of a hostile attempt by SoftKey International.
Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of Ward North American, a full service moving company, in connection with litigation arising out of a management buyout.
Secured a dismissal on behalf of VisionMaker in litigation arising out of its $200 million acquisition of Palace Entertainment.
Defended the representative of the former shareholders of a company who were accused of fraud in connection with the merger and acquisition of the company.
Secured a favorable settlement on behalf of Westfield America, Inc. in a litigation matter relating to Westfield’s multi-billion dollar hostile takeover of Rodamco North America.
Represented a public Technology company in connection with several internal investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a whistleblower allegation, and a compliance investigation.
Defended The New York Times Magazine Group against claims relating to a proposed acquisition.
Represented Venoco, Inc., a private American oil and gas exploration and production corporation, and certain director defendants in a shareholder derivative litigation matter.
Represented a company in multi-forum litigation against a hedge fund relating to improper trading in the company’s stock.
Prevailed in a bench trial on behalf of several public agencies arising out of claims by a Ponzi scheme victim that it could trace its losses to property owned by the fraud scheme operator.