Merger and Acquisition Litigation
Attorneys in the firm’s Securities Class Action Defense and Shareholder Litigation Practice Group have an active M&A Litigation practice, and have handled cases in state and federal courts around the country. We have extensive experience representing acquiring corporations or acquired corporations and their boards of directors in litigation challenging negotiated transactions. Our litigators have defended against a variety of M&A litigation claims involving: price, the parties’ disclosures, the independence of directors and advisors, fairness opinions, alleged entrenchment motives, purported self-dealing, alleged corporate waste, transaction-related benefits paid to officers and directors, rejection of alternative proposals, break-up fees, lock-up and no-shop provisions, poison pills and other defensive measures. Whether we represent the acquiring entity, target company, or individual defendants, we are familiar with the range of options available for resisting efforts to delay or prevent a major transaction.