Represent Ceradyne, Inc. and certain director defendants in four class action lawsuits relating to 3M’s $860 million acquisition of Ceradyne.
Represented Cardiac Science, Inc. and certain director defendants as lead counsel in defense of securities class actions pending in Delaware Chancery Court and Orange County Superior Court.
Successfully defended En Pointe Technologies, Inc. and officer/director defendants in a shareholder class action, derivative suit, and individual action alleging insider trading and market manipulation relating to an alleged "pump and dump" scheme and seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
Represent several defendants in a class action litigation brought against former shareholders of the Tribune Company relating to the multi-billion dollar leveraged buyout and subsequent failure of this public company.
Defended SoftBank Corporation in a securities class action alleging control person liability based on SoftBank’s transactions with and investments in UTStarcom.*
Represented CKE Restaurants, Inc. and its directors as lead counsel in defense of securities class actions.
Represented an issuer defendant, Quest Software, Inc., in connection with a securities class action relating to IPO allocation allegations.
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.
Represented the special committee of directors of Stratagene, a publicly traded manufacturer of Life Science research products, in class action litigation related toits acquisition by Agilent Technologies for more than $100 million.
Represented Prolong International Corp., a leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial automotive oil and fuel additives, in connection with its defense of a securities class action and derivative action.
Represented underwriters of a secondary offering in this securities class action.
Represented International Aluminum Corporation and its board of directors in defense of a securities class action lawsuit.
Obtained declinations from the DOJ and the SEC relating to investigations into alleged earnings manipulation as co-lead counsel to the former chief executive officer of a power management company.*
Represented Pacific Premier Bancorp and certain firector defendants as lead counsel in defense of a securities class-action lawsuit.