Obtained a $6.5 million arbitration award as lead counsel after a six-day hearing on behalf of a private equity client for breaches of a merger agreement by the selling shareholders.
Obtained as lead counsl a unanimous jury verdict in LA Superior Court with respect to the ownership of commercial property.
Obtained a unanimous published opinion from the California Court of Appeal reversing a decision of the trial court with respect to Financial Elder Abuse Claims.
Brokered a confidential settlement between and investment and its client and a second investment bank arising from an IPO.
Obtained two dismissals and summary judgment as lead counsel on behalf of the former President and COO of CSK Auto in securities and derivative litigation.
Obtained dismissal of Section 14(a) proxy claims, breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty claims in class action lawsuits in the Southern District of New York on behalf of Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. and its former CEO.
Obtained summary judgment on key defenses leading to settlement of a dispute over director and officer insurance coverage between directors and insurer after company entered bankruptcy.
Obtained summary judgment on key defenses in insurance coverage litigation relating to independent film finance, leading to confidential settlements.
Obtained dismissal on behalf of Ernst & Young LLP in a securities fraud action arising from its audit of Stockwalk, Inc. which was affirmed by the Eighth Circuit.
Represented companies and/or their officers and directors in securities class actions, including those involving New Century, Janus, International Rectifier, Quest, The9, MRV Communications and others.
Represented Arthur Andersen LLP and various partners and employees in securities class action litigation and government investigations relating to Enron Corporation.
Represented Ernst & Young LLP in securities class actions relating to its audits of The Williams Companies.
Handled internal investigations for audit committees of public companies related to alleged accounting issues including revenue recognition and alleged tipping of insider information.
Obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims against the officers and directors of a privately held company as lead counsel in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Represented the officers and directors of a Nevada corporation as lead counsel in a shareholder derivative lawsuit in state court in Las Vegas in which summary judgment was granted on behalf of the officers and directors on all claims asserted against them.
Handled litigation and arbitrations for privately held companies relating to post-closing adjustments and representation and warranty claims related to acquisitions.
Represented auditors from the Big Four and regional accounting firms in SEC investigations, PCAOB, and State Board of Accountancy matters.
Represented individual officers and directors of public companies in SEC and other governmental investigations.
Represented Arthur Andersen LLP and three individuals as lead counsel in investment advisory lawsuit that favorably settled after all individuals were dismissed.
Represented mortgage and other lenders in non-disclosure and fraudulent business practices class actions in California, including obtaining dismissal of multiple claims in Option Adjustable Rate Mortgage litigation.
Defended class actions relating to the sale of life insurance products, and obtained favorable settlements relating thereto.
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