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USA Guide

Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff — Delaware


Friedlander & Gorris, P.A. - Chancery

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第一等

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What the team is known for An esteemed litigation boutique, recognized for its plaintiff-side work in corporate law disputes. Praised for its high-quality representation of clients in commercial disputes, securities litigation and alternative entity disputes. Has represented plaintiffs and defendants in stockholder class and derivative actions.

Strengths Sources describe Friedlander & Gorris as "a top-tier plaintiffs' firm."

Notable practitioners

Interviewees describe Joel Friedlander as a "heavy hitter" who is "one of the smartest lawyers around" and "a superb litigator." He has substantial experience in breach of fiduciary duty and contract disputes relating to Delaware entities.

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Grant & Eisenhofer PA - Chancery

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A highly regarded plaintiffs' firm that retains its leading reputation in the chancery space. Has an exemplary track record in recovering impressive sums on behalf of investors in M&A litigation and shareholder disputes. Also known for its expertise in corporate governance matters.

Strengths Sources describe Grant & Eisenhofer as "the best" firm for plaintiff-side litigation in Delaware.

Work highlights Acting on behalf of shareholders of Dell seeking an appraisal of the fair value of their shares in connection with the $24.6 billion LBO by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management.

Representing investors in PetSmart in the largest appraisal case in Delaware Court of Chancery history, valued at nearly $1 billion.

Notable practitioners

The highly regarded Stuart Grant represents public and private institutional investors in matters relating to Delaware corporate law, securities and private equity. He is currently representing an institutional investor in a claim alleging that directors and officers of Facebook breached their fiduciary duty by allowing the reclassification of Facebook stock.

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Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA - Chancery

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A long-established practice with a fine reputation for its plaintiff-side representation in litigation concerning Delaware corporations. Areas of strength include control contests, appraisal proceedings and M&A litigation. Attorneys also advise clients on corporate governance matters and fiduciary duties.

Notable practitioners

Paul Fioravanti is regarded by his peers as "shrewd, analytical and insightful and a consummate professional." He represents clients in M&A, corporate governance and fiduciary duty litigation.

Ronald Brown is an experienced litigator who represents clients in shareholder class and derivative actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.

Michael Hanrahan is recognized as a tenacious litigator who handles a diverse range of corporate, commercial and partnership litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Chimicles & Tikellis - Chancery

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第二等

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What the team is known for A full-service plaintiff firm that frequently represents institutional investors in shareholder class actions and derivative suits. Areas of excellence include securities fraud cases and fiduciary duty litigation as well as M&A and corporate mismanagement cases.

Strengths Market commentators describe Chimicles & Tikellis as "one of the most successful plaintiffs' firms."

Work highlights Represented Delaware County Employees' Retirement Plan in a shareholder derivative action alleging wrongful self-dealing in the acquisition by Sanchez Energy of assets in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale from Sanchez Resources.

Representing The Huff Energy Fund in litigation relating to the June 2015 dissolution of Longview Energy, a Delaware corporation in which Huff Energy is the 40% stockholder.

Significant clients Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, Palm Bay Police & Firefighters, Boston Retirement System, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Notable practitioners

Commentators say Pamela Tikellis is "very experienced and dogged and knowledgeable in Delaware corporate law." She heads the corporate misconduct and shareholder rights litigation group at the firm.

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Labaton Sucharow LLP - Chancery

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第二等

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What the team is known for A respected presence in the plaintiffs' Bar, with particular strength in securities litigation and M&A disputes. Noted for its impressive representation of institutional investors. Offers additional capabilities in corporate governance and shareholder rights.

Strengths Peers commend the team for being "good to work with" and "straightforward," with one source noting: "I have a lot of respect for them as opponents."

Work highlights Serving as co-lead counsel to California Teachers' Retirement System in a high-profile derivative case against Walmart.

Representing Gamco Asset Management in a derivative complaint against the board of directors of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings.

Significant clients Haverhill Retirement System, Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, Boston Retirement System, Steamfitters Local 449 Pension Plan.

Notable practitioners

Peers praise Christine Azar for her "good intellect," adding: "She is very knowledgeable about Delaware Corporation Law and has good practical sense." She is highly experienced in merger and derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and in state and federal courts around the country.

Peers describe Ned Weinberger as a "smart and diligent" attorney. He represents shareholders in class action and derivative litigation, as well as transactional matters.

Since publication, Christine S. Azar has left this practice.

Since publication, Christine S. Azar has left this practice.

Department profile by Labaton Sucharow LLP

Labaton Sucharow has been successfully pursuing corporate governance and other shareholder actions for more than 50 years, prosecuting claims relating to unfair related-party transactions, excessive executive and director compensation, improper use of corporate assets, and interference with shareholder voting rights. Our breadth of experience in shareholder advocacy has taken us to Delaware, the seat of much corporate litigation in the United States. These efforts have already earned us a string of successes, including one of the largest derivative settlements ever achieved in the Court of Chancery, a $153.75 million recovery on behalf of shareholders in In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Derivative Litigation. Our litigation efforts have also led to major corporate governance reforms, some leading to changes in industry-wide practices.

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Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess PA - Chancery

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第二等

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What the team is known for A well-regarded firm with a strong track record in corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware. Areas of strength include corporate control disputes, shareholder actions and appraisal litigation as well as mergers and asset sales and claims arising from limited partnership and limited liability company agreements.

Notable practitioners

Norman Monhait is a well-established litigator who regularly acts for investors in Delaware business entities on the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including class and derivative actions.

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Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees describe Joel Friedlander as a "heavy hitter" who is "one of the smartest lawyers around" and "a superb litigator." He has substantial experience in breach of fiduciary duty and contract disputes relating to Delaware entities.

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Grant & Eisenhofer PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The highly regarded Stuart Grant represents public and private institutional investors in matters relating to Delaware corporate law, securities and private equity. He is currently representing an institutional investor in a claim alleging that directors and officers of Facebook breached their fiduciary duty by allowing the reclassification of Facebook stock.

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Ronald A Brown Jr

Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Brown is an experienced litigator who represents clients in shareholder class and derivative actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.

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Paul A Fioravanti Jr

Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Fioravanti is regarded by his peers as "shrewd, analytical and insightful and a consummate professional." He represents clients in M&A, corporate governance and fiduciary duty litigation.

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Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Hanrahan is recognized as a tenacious litigator who handles a diverse range of corporate, commercial and partnership litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Jenkins of Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP is well regarded for his representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in corporate litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. Sources describe him as "a well-rounded and highly intelligent lawyer."

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Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Norman Monhait is a well-established litigator who regularly acts for investors in Delaware business entities on the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including class and derivative actions.

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Pamela S. Tikellis

Chimicles & Tikellis

From the Chambers USA guide

Commentators say Pamela Tikellis is "very experienced and dogged and knowledgeable in Delaware corporate law." She heads the corporate misconduct and shareholder rights litigation group at the firm.

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Labaton Sucharow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers describe Ned Weinberger as a "smart and diligent" attorney. He represents shareholders in class action and derivative litigation, as well as transactional matters.

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