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Grant & Eisenhofer PA

Wilmington

Grant & Eisenhofer PA - Wilmington
  • 123 Justison Street
  • Wilmington
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Managing Partners: Stuart Grant, Jay Eisenhofer
  • Number of Attorneys: 65

Firm Overview:
G&E’s continued commitment to excellence is evident through the firm’s unparalleled results (including achieving more securities settlements in excess of $100 million than any other law firm). G&E’s practice offerings include securities, corporate governance, false claims, antitrust, bankruptcy, and consumer claims litigation. G&E has an outstanding international reputation, with significant experience litigating against corporations in Germany, India, Italy, France, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. For over 17 years G&E has remained a recognized leader in the area of complex litigation.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Securities Litigation: G&E has built a national and international reputation as a leader in securities litigation. In both class action and “opt out” cases, the firm has attracted widespread recognition for protecting investors’ rights and recovering damages. The firm has been lead counsel in many of the largest securities class action recoveries in US history, including a $3.2 billion recovery against Tyco International and multi-hundred million dollar recoveries against companies such as General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Royal Dutch Shell. G&E regularly serves as lead counsel in national securities class actions, and works closely with public and private institutional investors across the globe as lead plaintiffs. G&E was the first law firm in the country to argue the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act allowing an institutional investor to be appointed as lead plaintiff in a securities class action. The firm has recovered over $12.5 billion for institutional shareholders in the last seven years alone.

Corporate Governance: G&E’s experience in advising institutional investors with respect to corporate governance matters is second to none. The firm has successfully achieved considerable benefits for shareholders in connection with corporate transactions and breach of fiduciary duty claims, including: a $420 million settlement against the directors and majority stockholder of Digex, Inc., the largest reported settlement in Delaware Chancery Court history; and a settlement against the board of Caremark Rx Inc., resulting in an additional $3.19 billion in cash consideration. The firm has achieved many landmark results in litigation over companies’ corporate governance practices, including the pioneering case that invalidated “dead hand” shareholder rights plans. The firm has also achieved significant victories in the area of back-dated options and is regularly consulted by some of the world’s largest public pension funds and hedge funds. G&E has particular expertise in governance matters involving Delaware corporations, and is well prepared to advise its clients regarding current and upcoming developments in legislation.

False Claims Litigation: When corporate fraud impacts governments, False Claims Acts allow whistleblowers, acting in the name of the government, the right to seek redress against any company, entity or person. Whistleblowers who initiate false claims cases are entitled to a portion of the money, or a bounty, generally ranging from 15- 30% of the government’s total recovery. G&E counsel work with whistleblowers in all phases of the process, and have achieved some of the most successful cases brought under the False Claims Act, including a $2.3 billion recovery in a case against Pfizer. Between 2008 and 2013, G&E whistleblower attorneys returned a total of $5.2 billion to federal and state governments.

Antitrust Litigation: Attorneys in G&E’s antitrust practice group have decades of experience prosecuting complex individual and class actions on behalf of individuals and corporations of all sizes that have suffered from wrongdoing. G&E currently serves as lead or co-lead counsel in several antitrust actions involving claims against manufacturers for monopolization, illegal price fixing, and other violations of antitrust law. In these types of cases, G&E attorneys have obtained settlements on behalf of direct purchasers totaling well over $1 billion. G&E’s antitrust attorneys have been recognized by courts and colleagues across the country, regularly speak at major conferences, and contribute materials to academic and other publications.

Bankruptcy Litigation: Widely recognized for innovative and aggressive representation of institutional investors, G&E brings that same approach to its bankruptcy litigation practice. With extensive experience in litigation arising out of major US Chapter 11 bankruptcies and other US and offshore insolvency and winding-up proceedings, the firm represents investor clients as creditors in bankruptcy cases, out of court workouts and offshore/cross-border insolvency matters. G&E’s attorneys have extensive experience in successfully prosecuting creditor claims in bankruptcy cases of all sizes, defending creditors from debtor “clawback” and other recovery actions.

Consumer Claims Litigation: G&E’s newest practice area investigates and prosecutes claims on behalf of consumers injured by the wrongful acts of manufacturers and retailers in courts nationwide. G&E’s consumer claims attorneys have a particular forte in biotechnology and agricultural litigation, and are presently leading cutting-edge cases in those areas, as well as cases involving defective or misleadingly-marketed products including automobiles and computers. G&E attorneys in the consumer claims group have been appointed as lead or co-lead counsel in scores of cases and have obtained recoveries in excess of $1 billion.

Areas of Practice

  • Securities Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • False Claims Litigation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation

Branches

  • 123 Justison Street,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +1 302 622 7000
  • Fax +1 302 622 7100
  • Email : info@gelaw.com
  • Website : www.gelaw.com
  • 485 Lexington Avenue,
  • New York,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10017
  • Tel 646 722 8500
  • Fax 646 722 8501
  • 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.,
  • Suite 875,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • DC 20006
  • Tel 202 386 9500
  • Fax 202 386 9505
  • 30 N. LaSalle Street,
  • Suite 1200,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60602
  • Tel 312 214 0000
  • Fax 312 214 0001

Chancery - Delaware

What the team is known for Leading Wilmington chancery practice with a focus on corporate governance and securities matters, among other areas. The group represents a range of plaintiffs and is recognized for its derivative litigation and work around breach of fiduciary obligations and shareholder agreements.

Notable practitioners  

The highly respected Jay Eisenhofer is recognized for his representation of investors in high-stakes securities litigation. Sources describe him as "incredibly smart and practical."

Stuart Grant offers clients a broad expertise pertaining to a range of matters including corporate governance, securities and fiduciary responsibility. Interviewees attest that he is "really smart and really plugged in."

Securities - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Wilmington and New York.

What the team is known for One of the best-reputed firms working in the field of plaintiff-side securities litigation. Builds on its strong record of success in class action and opt-out cases. Huge reputation for maximizing recoveries for its clients.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
They're effective lawyers; I greatly respect their approach and judgment.

Work highlights Reached a settlement of $139 million for the shareholders of News Corporation, alleging a breach of fiduciary duties with respect to putting the personal interests of CEO Rupert Murdoch before the interests of the public stockholders.

Represented a number of institutional and individual investors in the opt-out of the class action litigation brought against Citi in the Southern District of New York. The opt-out action alleged violation of the UK's Financial Services and Markets Act and was settled on very favorable terms by comparison to the related class action. 

Notable practitioners  

Jay Eisenhofer is "among the best in the space on the plaintiff side," say sources. Eisenhofer continues forging a stellar reputation in plaintiff-side litigation. One peer describes him as "incredibly smart and practical - he's creative and a good problem solver."

Stuart Grant is considered to be a leading plaintiff-side securities litigator, most notably with respect to M&A litigation.

Litigation - New York

What the team is known for A deep bench of experienced litigators with a leading reputation for representing plaintiffs in complex securities litigation. Excellent track record in achieving significant settlements in large securities class actions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Their written product is among the best in the space on the plaintiff side."

Work highlights Co-lead counsel representing a pension fund in a class action suit brought against Merck after the pharmaceutical company's stock price dropped following a clinical trial.

Notable practitioners  

Jay Eisenhofer has an impressive depth of knowledge and extensive experience in complex securities cases. His recent highlights include achieving a landmark settlement in the highly publicized News Corporation shareholder derivative litigation.

Stuart Grant comes recommended for his plaintiff work in the securities litigation arena. Notable cases include representation of European investors in claims against Vivendi and its CEO.