Experience

    • The Special Committee and independent members of the Board of Directors of Dell in defeating requests for a preliminary injunction and obtaining dismissal of 26 stockholder class actions challenging $25 billion going-private transaction.
    • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a lawsuit brought by an AIG shareholder challenging the terms of the historic $85 billion bail-out of AIG.
    • Prudential Financial, Inc. in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits arising from regulatory inquiries into death benefit payment practices and compliance with unclaimed property laws.
    • MetLife, Inc., in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits arising from regulatory inquiries into death benefit payment practices and compliance with unclaimed property laws.
    • The Special Committee of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in multiple stockholder class actions challenging proposed sale of company to Sequential Brands.
    • Providence Equity Partners in winning summary judgment in a shareholder class action lawsuit arising from Providence's $1.9 billion acquisition of SRA International.
    • Directors and officers of Cablevision in stockholder class actions challenging the proposed acquisition of Cablevision by Altice.
    • JPMorgan Chase and certain of its affiliates in the dismissal of all claims in a class action lawsuit challenging provision of private mortgage insurance.
    • F&G Life Insurance Company in a putative class action under RICO challenging affiliate reinsurance transactions.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America in a policyholder class action regarding use of retained asset accounts in connection with service members group life insurance.
    • The former President of North American Sales of a major telecommunication company in litigation against the SEC.
    • The Board of Directors of StanCorp Financial Group Inc. in multiple stockholder class actions challenging proposed acquisition of StanCorp by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.
    • J.C. Flowers & Co. in dismissal of lawsuit arising from the 2011 collapse of MF Global.
    • Protective Life Insurance Company in multiple stockholder class actions challenging proposed acquisition of Protective by Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company.
    • The Prudential Insurance Company of America in the dismissal of an ERISA class action lawsuit regarding unclaimed life insurance benefits.
    • Two mutual fund complexes in SEC enforcement proceedings and securities class action litigation.

Education

  • Yale Law School, 1995, J.D.
  • Harvard University, 1990, B.A.

Languages

  • English