Attorney at Law
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a New York City law firm whose practice is focused on complex civil and class action litigation, including securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer class actions as well as shareholder derivative suits involving issues of corporate governance. Our firm's dedication to our clients has earned us an excellent reputation among our peers and adversaries.
Statement of Practice
Shareholder Merger Litigation; Shareholder Derivative Litigation; Securities Litigation; Portfolio Monitoring Program; Consumer Litigation; Antitrust Litigation; Wage and Hour Litigation.Firm Size: 26
369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017, (New York Co.)
Firm/Affiliate OfficesLos Angeles, California: 10866 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1470, 90024. Telephone: 424-256-2884. Fax: 424-256-2885.
Wilmington, Delaware: 20 Montchanin Road, Suite 145, 19807
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania: 101 Greenwood Avenue Suite 600, 19046. Telephone: 215-277-5770. Fax: 215-277-5771.
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania Office: 101 Greenwood Avenue Suite 600, 19046. Telephone: 215-277-5770. Fax: 215-277-5771.
Los Angeles, California Office: 10866 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1470, 90024. Telephone: 424-256-2884. Fax: 424-256-2885.
Wilmington, Delaware Office: 20 Montchanin Rd. Suite 145, 19807. Telephone: 302-482-3182. Fax: 302-482-3612.
MEMBERS OF FIRM
Nadeem Faruqi (Managing Partner) born Karachi, Pakistan, November 6, 1959; admitted to bar, 1988, New York. Education: McGill University (B.S., 1981); Schulich School of Business, York University (M.B.A., 1984); New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Mr. Faruqi is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Faruqi oversees all aspects of the firm’s practice areas. Mr. Faruqi has acted as sole lead or co-lead counsel in many notable class or derivative action cases, such as: In re Olsten Corp. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 97-CV-5056 (E.D.N.Y.) (recovered $25 million dollars for class members); In re PurchasePro, Inc., Secs. Litig., Master File No. CV-S-01-0483 (D. Nev. 2001) ($24.2 million dollars recovery on behalf of the class in securities fraud action); In re Avatex Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 16334-NC (Del. Ch. 1999) (established certain new standards for preferred shareholders rights); Dennis v. Pronet, Inc., C.A. No. 96-06509 (Tex. Dist. Ct.) (recovered over $15 million dollars on behalf of shareholders); In re Tellium, Inc. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 02-CV-5878 (D.N.J.) (class action settlement of $5.5 million); In re Tenet Healthcare Corp. Derivative Litig., Lead Case No. 01098905 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 2002) (achieved a $51.5 million benefit to the corporation in derivative litigation).
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Faruqi was associated with a large corporate legal department in New York. In 1988, he became associated with Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, specializing in shareholder litigation, and in 1992, became a member of that firm. While at Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, Mr. Faruqi served as one of the trial counsel for plaintiff in Gerber v. Computer Assocs. Int’l, Inc., 91-CV-3610 (E.D.N.Y. 1991). Mr. Faruqi actively participated in cases such as: Colaprico v. Sun Microsystems, No. C-90-20710 (N.D. Cal. 1993) (recovery in excess of $5 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re Jackpot Secs. Enters., Inc. Secs. Litig., CV-S-89-805 (D. Nev. 1993) (recovery in excess of $3 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re Int’l Tech. Corp. Secs. Litig., CV 88-440 (C.D. Cal. 1993) (recovery in excess of $13 million on behalf of the shareholder class); and In re Triangle Inds., Inc. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10466 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $70 million).
Mr. Faruqi earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from McGill University, Canada (B.Sc. 1981), his Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada (MBA 1984) and his law degree from New York Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Mr. Faruqi was Executive Editor of New York Law School’s Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is the author of “Letters of Credit: Doubts As To Their Continued Usefulness,” Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1988. He was awarded the Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award for Excellence in Comparative, Common and Civil Law by New York Law School in 1987.
Letters of Credit: Doubts As To Their Continued Usefulness, Journal of International and Comparative Law - New York Law School, 1988
Awards Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation; Consumer Class Actions; Antitrust.Email: Lubna M. Faruqi
Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award for Excellence in Comparative, Common and Civil Law - New York Law School, 1987. Reported Cases: Cases; 10/04/2011; Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI) Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation.Email: Nadeem Faruqi
Lubna M. Faruqi (Managing Partner) born Karachi, Pakistan, December 25, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Ontario; 1988, New York. Education: McGill University Law School (B.C.L., 1980); McGill University Law School (LL.B., 1981). Ms. Faruqi is Co-Founder of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. Ms. Faruqi is involved in all aspects of the firm’s practice. Ms. Faruqi has actively participated in numerous cases in federal and state courts which have resulted in significant recoveries for shareholders.
Ms. Faruqi was involved in litigating the successful recovery of $25 million to class members in In re Olsten Corp. Secs. Litig., C.A. No. 97-CV-5056 (E.D.N.Y.). She helped to establish certain new standards for preferred shareholders in Delaware in In re Avatex Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 16334-NC (Del. Ch. 1999). Ms. Faruqi was also lead attorney in In re Mitcham Indus., Inc. Secs. Litig., Master File No. H-98-1244 (S.D. Tex. 1998), where she successfully recovered $3 million on behalf of class members despite the fact that the corporate defendant was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy.
Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Faruqi worked with the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Bureau of Anti-Trust, the Federal Government of Canada. In 1987, Ms. Faruqi became associated with Kaufman Malchman Kirby & Squire, specializing in shareholder litigation, where she actively participated in cases such as: In re Triangle Inds., Inc. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10466 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $70 million); Kantor v. Zondervan Corp., C.A. No. 88 C5425 (W.D. Mich. 1989) (recovery of $3.75 million on behalf of shareholders); and In re A.L. Williams Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 10881 (Del. Ch. 1990) (recovery in excess of $11 million on behalf of shareholders).
Ms. Faruqi graduated from McGill University Law School at the age of twenty-one with two law degrees: Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) (1980) and a Bachelor of Common Law (L.L.B.) (1981).
Richard W. Gonnello (Partner) admitted to bar, 2000, New York. Education: Rutgers University, Newark (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1995); UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1998). Richard W. Gonnello is a partner in the Firm’s New York office.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gonnello was a partner at Entwistle & Cappucci LLP and an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Gonnello has represented institutional and individual investors in obtaining substantial recoveries in numerous class actions, including In re Royal Ahold Sec. Litig., No. 03-md-01539 (D. Md. 2003) ($1.1 billion) and In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-cv-11117 (S.D.N.Y. 2011) ($100 million+). Mr. Gonnello has also obtained favorable recoveries for institutional investors pursuing direct securities fraud claims, including cases against Qwest Communications International, Inc. ($175 million+) and Tyco Int’l Ltd ($21 million).
Mr. Gonnello has co-authored the following articles: "'Staehr’ Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice, "New York Law Journal, December 15, 2008; and "Potential Securities Fraud: 'Storm Warnings' Clarified," New York Law Journal, October 23, 2008.
Mr. Gonnello graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1995, where he was named Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1998), and was a member of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.
"'Staehr' Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice," New York Law Journal, December 15, 2008.
"Potential Securities Fraud: 'Storm Warnings' Clarified," New York Law Journal, October 23, 2008.
Biota Pharmaceuticals, inc. (BOTA)
Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA) Reported Cases: Cases: 12/12/2014 Conn's Inc. (CONN); 12/12/2014 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (PBR); 12/12/2014 Jumei International Holding Limited (JMEI); 12/02/2014 China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Ltd. (CHOP); 11/26/2014 FireEye, Inc. (FEYE); 11/26/2014 Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (PME); 11/26/2014 Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYMX); 11/21/2014 MOL Global, Inc. (MOLG); 11/20/2014 Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD); 11/19/2014 Vascular Solutions Inc. (VASC); 11/19/2014 Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI); 11/14/2014 Hanger, Inc. (HGR); 11/14/2014 Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR); 11/14/2014 Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT); 11/11/2014 Swift Energy Co. (SFY); 11/11/2014 Rayonier Inc. (RYN); 11/11/2014 Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SLXP); 11/11/2014 Barrett Business Services Inc. (BBSI); 11/11/2014 Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS); 10/31/2014 Willbros Group Inc. (WG); 10/29/2014 American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP); 10/28/2014 Blue Earth, Inc. (BBLU); 10/28/2014 iBio, Inc. (IBIO); 10/28/2014 CBD Energy Limited (CBDE); 10/21/2014 Retrophin, Inc. (RTRX); 10/17/2014 Repros Therapeutics Inc. (RPRX); 10/15/2014 Tesco PLC (TSCDY); 10/13/2014 Arrowhead Research Corp. (ARWR); 10/09/2014 EveryWare Global, Inc. (EVRY); 10/07/2014 GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. (GTAT); 10/07/2014 Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX); 10/07/2014 ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI); 10/03/2014 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACRX); 10/01/2014 Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (PWE); 10/01/2014 Millennial Media Inc. (MM); 10/01/2014 Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL); 09/30/2014 Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (ALTI); 09/22/2014 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET); 09/22/2014 Education Management Corporation (EDMC); 09/22/2014 CommVault Systems, Inc. (CVLT); 09/19/2014 Bankrate, Inc. (RATE); 09/19/2014 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI); 09/19/2014 Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL); 09/12/2014 The Dolan Company (DOLNQ); 09/12/2014 DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA); 09/12/2014 Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (ASPS); 09/12/2014 Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (FBC); 09/10/2014 SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS); 09/10/2014 Enzymotec Ltd. (ENZY); 09/05/2014 IRadimed Corporation (IRMD); 09/05/2014 Fabrinet (FN); 09/05/2014 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII); 09/05/2014 Rocket Fuel Inc. (FUEL); 08/29/2014 Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI); 08/29/2014 EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW); 08/29/2014 Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC); 08/29/2014 Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE); 08/29/2014 Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW); 08/22/2014 World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE); 08/22/2014 Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT); 08/22/2014 BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS); 08/22/2014 The Bancorp Inc. (TBBK); 08/22/2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV); 08/22/2014 Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN); 08/22/2014 NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK); 08/22/2014 China XD Plastics Company Ltd. (CXDC); 08/22/2014 EDAP TMS SA (EDAP); 08/22/2014 NeuStar, Inc. (NSR); 08/22/2014 Key Energy Services Inc. (KEG); 08/22/2014 Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (GALT); 08/22/2014 Barclays PLC (BCS); 08/22/2014 L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL); 08/11/2014 China Commercial Credit, Inc. (CCCR); 08/11/2014 Yelp, Inc. (YELP); 08/11/2014 China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited (CMGE); 07/03/2014 Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NWBO); 07/03/2014 PowerSecure International, Inc. (POWR); 07/03/2014 Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT); 06/27/2014 Endocyte, Inc. (ECYT); 06/26/2014 KBR, Inc. (KBR); 06/20/2014 The ADT Corporation (ADT); 06/19/2014 Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL); 06/19/2014 CannaVEST Corporation (CANV); 06/18/2014 World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD); 06/17/2014 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPTT); 06/12/2014 Regional Management Corporation (RM); 06/12/2014 China Ceramics Co., Ltd. (CCCL); 06/12/2014 Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. (PGEM); 06/12/2014 Blucora, Inc. (BCOR); 06/12/2014 INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY); 06/12/2014 Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM); 06/12/2014 Doral Financial Corporation (DRL); 06/06/2014 Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ); 06/06/2014 Covisint Corporation (COVS); 05/30/2014 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX); 05/30/2014 Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC); 05/30/2014 Higher One Holdings, Inc. (ONE); 05/30/2014 Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (PVCT); 05/09/2014 Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA); 05/09/2014 Biota Pharmaceuticals, inc. (BOTA); 03/28/2014 CytRx Corporation (CYTR); 03/19/2014 Geron Corporation (GERN); 03/19/2014 Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (GGS); 03/14/2014 AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI); 03/14/2014 Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE); 03/14/2014 InnerWorkings, Inc. (INWK); 03/14/2014 LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK); 03/14/2014 The Medicines Company (MDCO); 03/14/2014 Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC); 03/05/2014 Coty, Inc. (COTY); 03/05/2014 Envivio, Inc. (ENVI); 12/06/2013 ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA); 11/27/2013 Tremor Video, Inc. (TRMR); 11/27/2013 Violin Memory, Inc. (VMEM); 11/22/2013 Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII); 11/22/2013 Ixia (XXIA); 11/22/2013 Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG); 11/22/2013 Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (TTS); 11/15/2013 FAB Universal Corporation (FU); 11/15/2013 Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN); 11/15/2013 Atossa Genetics, Inc. (ATOS); 11/15/2013 General Cable Corp. (BGC); 11/15/2013 Amarin Corporation PLC (AMRN); 10/29/2013 Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (CPRX); 10/29/2013 NQ Mobile, Inc. (NQ); 10/29/2013 Active Power, Inc. (ACPW); 10/18/2013 Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA); 10/11/2013 MiMedx Group, Inc. (MDXG); 10/11/2013 The First Marblehead Corporation (FMD); 10/11/2013 BioScrip, Inc. (BIOS); 10/09/2013 Furniture Brands International, Inc. (OTC: FBNIQ); 10/09/2013 Tower Group International, Inc. (TWGP); 09/20/2013 OvaScience, Inc. (OVAS); 09/06/2013 PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR); 09/06/2013 Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NES); 08/30/2013 LinnCo, LLC (LNCO); 08/23/2013 KiOR, Inc. (KIOR); 08/19/2013 Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR); 08/16/2013 MolyCorp, Inc. (MCP); 08/16/2013 CafePress, Inc. (PRSS); 08/09/2013 Blount International, Inc. (BLT); 08/09/2013 Inteliquent, Inc. (IQNT); 08/09/2013 ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (ATPAQ); 08/02/2013 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK); 08/02/2013 Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA); 07/30/2013 Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX); 07/24/2013 Polycom, Inc. (PLCM); 07/19/2013 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG); 07/12/2013 Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR); 07/10/2013 Linn Energy, LLC (LINE); 07/03/2013 IEC Electronics Corp. (IEC); 07/03/2013 Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH); 07/03/2013 Ventrus Biosciences, Inc. (VTUS); 07/03/2013 Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX); 07/03/2013 Uroplasty, Inc. (UPI); 07/01/2013 Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK); 07/01/2013 Medtronic, Inc. (MDT); 06/28/2013 Invacare (IVC); 06/28/2013 Amyris, Inc. (AMRS); 06/25/2013 Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VNDA); 06/21/2013 iGATE Corporation (IGTE); 06/21/2013 Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX); 06/21/2013 Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO); 06/07/2013 Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (MHR); 06/07/2013 CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL); 06/07/2013 Uni-Pixel, Inc. (UNXL); 05/31/2013 Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN); 05/17/2013 Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI); 05/17/2013 AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO); 05/06/2013 Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT); 05/03/2013 Navistar International Corporation (NAV); 05/03/2013 The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (PNX); 05/03/2013 Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR); 05/03/2013 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD); 05/03/2013 Exide Technologies (XIDE); 05/03/2013 Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (HNR); 04/29/2013 Autoliv, Inc. (ALV); 04/19/2013 Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. (CHTP); 04/05/2013 Tangoe, Inc. (TNGO); 04/04/2013 Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS); 03/29/2013 Star Scientific, Inc. (STSI); 03/29/2013 Incyte Corporation (INCY); 03/29/2013 Atlantic Power Corporation (AT); 03/01/2013 Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID); 03/01/2013 Poseidon Concepts Corp. (POOSF); 03/01/2013 Affymax, Inc. (AFFY); 03/01/2013 Accretive Health, Inc. (AH); 02/15/2013 Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (MLNX); 01/23/2013 Commonwealth Bankshares Inc. (CWBS); 01/23/2013 magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (CALL); 01/11/2013 Groupon, Inc. (GRPN); 01/11/2013 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS); 01/11/2013 Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limited (LPH); 01/11/2013 Silvercorp Metals, Inc. (SVM); 12/21/2012 Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (NEPT); 12/21/2012 Herbalife Ltd. (HLF); 12/17/2012 Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP); 12/17/2012 ABIOMED, Inc. (ABMD); 12/07/2012 SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD); 12/07/2012 KIT digital, Inc. (KITD); 12/07/2012 Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN); 12/04/2012 Zillow, Inc. (Z); 11/09/2012 Gold Resource Corporation (GORO); 11/02/2012 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (KERX); 10/16/2012 OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ); 10/12/2012 Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PPHM); 10/05/2012 Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (UBNT); 10/05/2012 Digital Domain media Group, Inc. (DDMGQ); 10/05/2012 Patriot Coal Corporation (PCXCQ); 10/01/2012 Zagg Incorporated (ZAGG); 10/01/2012 DGSE Companies Inc. (DGSE); 10/01/2012 Audience, Inc. (ADNC); 09/21/2012 Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK); 08/31/2012 Eaton Corporation (ETN); 08/31/2012 Body Central Corp. (BODY); 08/30/2012 New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. (EDU); 08/24/2012 Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU); 08/24/2012 Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST); 08/24/2012 Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG); 08/14/2012 Lone Pine Resources, Inc. (LPR); 08/10/2012 Green Dot Corporation (GDOT); 08/10/2012 RadioShack Corporation (RSH); 08/10/2012 Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP); 08/10/2012 ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (MLNK); 08/10/2012 Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX); 08/10/2012 American Oriental Bioengineering Inc. (AOBI); 08/01/2012 The Orchard Enterprises, Inc. (ORCD); 07/27/2012 Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA); 07/27/2012 Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (IRG); 07/20/2012 Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS); 07/20/2012 Centene Corporation (CNC); 07/17/2012 Lime Energy Co. (LIME); 07/13/2012 PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX); 07/13/2012 Big Lots Inc. (BIG); 07/13/2012 General Motors Company (GM); 06/22/2012 THQ Inc. (THQI); 06/22/2012 LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG); 06/15/2012 Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (AMBO); 06/15/2012 AEterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS); 06/12/2012 ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST); 06/12/2012 Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (ORRF); 06/01/2012 Carbo Ceramics, Inc. (CRR); 06/01/2012 China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT); 06/01/2012 Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TBET); 05/25/2012 Qiao Xing Universal Resources (XING.PK); 05/25/2012 Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK); 05/24/2012 Magna International Inc. (MGA); 05/24/2012 Nokia Corporation (NOK); 05/24/2012 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX); 05/23/2012 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM); 05/23/2012 Facebook, Inc. (FB); 04/20/2012 Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH); 04/20/2012 A123 Systems Inc. (AONE); 04/20/2012 Sprint Nextel Corp. (S); 04/19/2012 Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA); 04/19/2012 Delta Petroleum, Inc. (DPTRQ); 04/19/2012 First Solar Inc.(FSLR); 04/18/2012 Hyperdynamics Corporation (HDY); 04/18/2012 Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU); 04/16/2012 Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (EFSC); 04/04/2012 Dynegy Inc. (DYN); 03/23/2012 Weatherford International, Ltd. (WFT); 03/21/2012 Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (FBC); 03/21/2012 Dynegy Inc. (DYN); 03/21/2012 ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (ZLTQ); 03/01/2012 CNOOC Limited (CEO); 02/29/2012 Metabolix, Inc. (MBLX); 02/28/2012 China Sky One Medical, Inc. (CSKI); 02/24/2012 Hecla Mining Co. (HL); 02/24/2012 SAIC, Inc. (SAI); 02/22/2012 John Paulson's Advantage and Advantage Plus Funds; 02/22/2012 Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC); 02/10/2012 Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (PWAV); 02/09/2012 BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BPAX); 02/08/2012 Columbia Laboratories Inc. (CBRX); 02/07/2012 K12, Inc. (LRN); 02/06/2012 GenVec, Inc. (GNVC); 02/03/2012 China Medical Technologies, Inc. (CMED); 01/30/2012 K12, Inc. (LRN); 01/27/2012 Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC); 01/27/2012 Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT); 01/25/2012 TranS1 Inc. (TSON); 01/24/2012 China Organic Agriculture, Inc. (CNOA); 01/24/2012 CPI Corp. (CPI); 01/13/2012 MetLife, Inc. (MET); 01/09/2012 Perfect World Co., Ltd. (PWRD); 01/07/2012 Information Systems Inc. (CIS); 12/29/2011 Veolia Environnement S.A. (VE); 12/14/2011 GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLGL); 12/14/2011 Focus Media Holding Limited (FMCN); 12/09/2011 Career Education Corporation (CECO); 12/06/2011 IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (IL); 12/05/2011 Primo Water Corporation (PRMW); 12/02/2011 Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB); 11/29/2011 The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO); 11/23/2011 Hospira, Inc. (HSP); 11/17/2011 JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS); 11/17/2011 CNinsure Inc. (CISG); 11/17/2011 China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS); 11/17/2011 Olympus Corporation (OCPNY.PK); 11/17/2011 HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA); 11/17/2011 MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGLQ.PK); 11/17/2011 Diamond Foods, Inc. (DMND); 11/17/2011 Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM); 11/17/2011 GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLGL); 11/16/2011 CIBER, Inc. (CBR); 10/28/2011 K-V Pharmaceutical Company (KV-A); 10/28/2011 Suffolk Bancorp (SUBK); 10/27/2011 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI); 10/21/2011 AgFeed Industries, Inc. (FEED); 10/14/2011 Stereotaxis, Inc. (STXS); 10/13/2011 Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO); 09/28/2011 Imperial Holdings, Inc. (IFT); 09/21/2011 Blue Coat Systems Inc. (BCSI); 09/20/2011 Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS); 09/15/2011 Penson Worldwide, Inc. (PNSN); 09/15/2011 Ener1, Inc. (HEV); 09/13/2011 SinoTech Energy Limited (CTE); 09/06/2011 Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (MILL); 09/06/2011 Omnicare, Inc. (OCR) Practice Areas: Shareholder Litigation and Class Actions.Email: Richard W. Gonnello
Juan E. Monteverde (Partner) born 1979; admitted to bar, 2007, New York; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Eastern District of Wisconsin; District of Colorado; 7th Circuit, US Court of Appeals. Education: California State University of Northridge (B.S.); St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D., cum laude). Juan E. Monteverde is a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.
Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal career advocating shareholder rights. Mr. Monteverde regularly handles high profile merger cases seeking to maximize shareholder value and has recovered damages and improved merger transactions in the process. In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 7840-VCL (Del. Ch. 2014) (obtaining as co-lead counsel $10.725 million post-close cash settlement); In Re Harleysville Group, Inc. S’holders Litigation, C.A. 6907-VCP (Del. Ch. 2014)(obtaining significant disclosures for stockholders pre-close and securing valuable relief post close in the form of an Anti-Flip Provision providing former stockholders with 25% of any profits in a Qualifying Sale); In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 5780-VCP (Del. Ch. 2013) (obtaining as co-lead counsel post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million); In re International Coal Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation, No. 6464-VCP (Del. Ch. 2011) (securing a reduction in the Termination Fee of $10 million and obtaining additional material disclosures regarding the Company’s financial projections).
Mr. Monteverde has also broken new ground when it comes to challenging proxies related to compensation issues post Dodd-Frank Act for not providing accurate disclosure required for shareholders to cast informed votes. Knee v. Brocade Comm’ns Sys., Inc., No. 1-12-CV-220249, slip op. at 2 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cnty. Apr. 10, 2012) (Kleinberg, J.) (enjoining the 2012 shareholder vote because certain information relating to projected executive compensation (as related to an equity plan share increase that had a potential dilutive effect on shareholders) was not properly disclosed in the proxy statement).
Mr. Monteverde has written articles regarding executive compensation and also speaks regularly at ABA, PLI and other conferences regarding merger litigation or executive compensation issues.
Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star.
Mr. Monteverde graduated from California State University of Northridge (B.S. Finance) and St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. cum laude). While at St. Thomas University School of Law, Mr. Monteverde was a staff editor of law review and the president of the law school newspaper.
Mr. Monteverde is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and Western District of New York, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Colorado and Seventh Circuit for the United States Court of Appeals.
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Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star.
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Anxiety Stalks Proxy Season
Judge OKs Settlement In Temple-Inland Shareholder Suit
Ladish Shareholders Sue To Block $778M Allegheny Buy Reported Cases: Cases: 12/12/2014 Actuate Corporation (BIRT); 12/12/2014 Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CBST); 12/11/2014 Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (HBOS); 12/04/2014 Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE); 12/03/2014 Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVNR); 12/03/2014 Spansion, Inc. (CODE); 11/25/2014 Cimatron Ltd. (CIMT); 11/25/2014 Prosensa Holding N.V. (RNA); 11/24/2014 Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. (PTP); 11/20/2014 Baker Hughes, Inc. (BHI); 11/20/2014 Oplink Communications, Inc. (OPLK); 11/20/2014 Valley Financial Corp. (VYFC); 11/14/2014 Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (SUSQ); 11/14/2014 Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (OILT); 11/14/2014 Horizon Lines, Inc. (HRZL); 11/07/2014 Elecsys Corp. (ESYS); 11/07/2014 Hudson Valley Holding Corp. (HVB); 11/07/2014 Hampden Bancorp, Inc. (HBNK); 11/06/2014 Covance, Inc. (CVD); 11/06/2014 World Energy Solutions, Inc. (XWES); 11/06/2014 AMREIT, Inc. (AMRE); 11/06/2014 Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV); 11/03/2014 Sapient Corp. (SAPE); 10/31/2014 Williams Partners LP (WPZ); 10/31/2014 Wright Medical Group, Inc. (WMGI); 10/31/2014 ESB Financial Corp. (ESBF); 10/31/2014 Digital River, Inc. (DRIV); 10/24/2014 BTU International, Inc. 10/24/2014 Cleco Corporation (CNL); 10/17/2014 Penford Corporation (PENX); 10/13/2014 Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (APL); and Atlas Energy, L.P. (ATLS); 10/13/2014 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL); 10/10/2014 Apco Oil & Gas International Inc. 10/10/2014 CareFusion Corp. (CFN); 10/06/2014 Durata Therapeutics Inc. (DRTX); 10/03/2014 TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX); 10/03/2014 Athlon Energy Inc. (ATHL); 10/01/2014 Move, Inc. (MOVE); 09/29/2014 Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (BAGL); 09/22/2014 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL); 09/22/2014 Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC); 09/22/2014 Viasystems Group, Inc. (VIAS); 09/19/2014 Concur Technologies, Inc. (CNQR); 09/16/2014 Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT); 09/12/2014 Conversant, Inc. (CNVR); 09/12/2014 Taminco Corp. (TAM); 09/11/2014 Colonial Financial Services, Inc. (COBK); 09/08/2014 Annie's, Inc. (BNNY); 09/08/2014 The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (BKYF); 09/08/2014 Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc. (MGAM); 09/04/2014 Bolt Technology Corp. (BOLT); 09/02/2014 Compuware Corporation (CPWR); 08/28/2014 Cobra Electronics Corporation (COBR); 08/25/2014 InterMune, Inc. (ITMN); 08/21/2014 International Rectifier Corp. (IRF); 08/01/2014 Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); 07/30/2014 GFI Group Inc. (GFIG); 07/28/2014 Trulia, Inc. (TRLA); 07/24/2014 QR Energy, LP (QRE); 07/16/2014 International Game Technology (IGT); 07/16/2014 ZipRealty Inc. (ZIPR); 07/15/2014 Lorillard,Inc. (LO); 07/15/2014 Rockwood Holdings Inc. (ROC); 07/15/2014 URS Corporation (URS); 07/15/2014 Franklin Financial Corporation (FRNK); 07/14/2014 Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (KOG); 07/02/2014 Vitacost.com, Inc. (VITC); 07/01/2014 Sports Chalet, Inc. (SPCHA); (SPCHB); 06/30/2014 Enventis Corporation (ENVE); 06/25/2014 First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. (FCBN); 06/23/2014 Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (TEG); 06/19/2014 Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS); 06/16/2014 Fusion-IO, Inc. (FIO); 06/16/2014 TW Telecom, Inc. (TWTC); 06/13/2014 OpenTable Inc. (OPEN); 06/12/2014 Montage Technology Group (MONT); 06/09/2014 Hittite Microwave Corporation (HITT); 06/04/2014 Protective Life Corp. (PL); 06/04/2014 TF Financial Corporation (THRD); 06/02/2014 American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. (HCT); 05/28/2014 PetroLogistics LP (PDH); 05/20/2014 Aeroflex Holding Corp. (ARX); 05/16/2014 Overland Storage Inc. (OVRL); 05/14/2014 Tellabs, Inc. (TLAB); 05/08/2014 1st United Bancorp, Inc. (FUBC); 04/30/2014 Pepco Holdings (POM); 04/29/2014 OmniAmerican Bancorp (OABC); 04/28/2014 Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FURX); 04/28/2014 Susser Holdings Corporation (SUSS); 04/22/2014 Cbeyond, Inc. (CBEY); 04/11/2014 Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP); 04/11/2014 Hardinge Inc. (HDNG); 04/11/2014 Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY); 04/11/2014 Owens-Illinois, Inc. (OI); 04/11/2014 Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. (PWOD); 04/11/2014 Brunswick Corporation (BC); 04/11/2014 Exactech Inc. (EXAC); 04/11/2014 ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (ARC); 04/11/2014 Dominion Resources, Inc. (D); 04/11/2014 LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO); 04/11/2014 Agree Realty Corp. (ADC); 04/07/2014 Vocus Inc. (VOCS); 04/07/2014 Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (QCOR); 04/03/2014 Lumos Networks Corp. (LMOS); 04/03/2014 MicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR); 04/03/2014 The Empire District Electric Company (EDE); 04/03/2014 Caesars Acquisition Company (CACQ); 04/03/2014 AAON Inc. (AAON); 04/03/2014 Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN); 04/03/2014 Capella Education Co. (CPLA); 04/02/2014 DFC Global Corp. (DLLR); 04/01/2014 SWS Group, Inc. (SWS); 03/21/2014 LIN Media LLC (LIN); 03/21/2014 Norwood Financial Corp. (NWFL); 03/21/2014 Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. (PGC); 03/20/2014 Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACUR); 03/20/2014 Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (SHEN); 03/17/2014 Schawk, Inc. (SGK); 03/14/2014 Agenus Inc. (AGEN); 03/14/2014 Winmark Corp. (WINA); 03/14/2014 Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU); 03/14/2014 Entercom Communications Corp (ETM); 03/14/2014 NewMarket Corporation (NEU); 03/14/2014 Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ); 03/14/2014 Medgenics, Inc. (MDGN); 03/13/2014 Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB); 03/13/2014 Orchids Paper Products Company (TIS); 03/13/2014 ManpowerGroup Inc. (MAN); 03/12/2014 EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. (EPL); 02/28/2014 Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS); 02/24/2014 TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (TQNT); 02/21/2014 Emeritus Corp. (ESC); 02/20/2014 CLARCOR Inc. (CLC); 02/19/2014 Zale Corporation (ZLC); 02/18/2014 Chindex International Inc. (CHDX); 02/18/2014 Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX); 02/14/2014 LCA-Vision, Inc. (LCAV); 02/13/2014 Foster Wheeler (FWLT); 02/13/2014 Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (UBA); 02/13/2014 FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL); 02/12/2014 Supertex Incorporated (SUPX); 02/12/2014 Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CADX); 02/12/2014 AMCOL International Corporation (ACO); 02/07/2014 Quiksilver, Inc. (ZQK); 02/06/2014 Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL); 02/04/2014 ATMI Inc. (ATMI); 02/03/2014 ArthroCare Corporation (ARTC); 01/31/2014 Sonic Foundry, Inc. (SOFO); 01/31/2014 EMCORE Corporation (EMKR); 01/30/2014 Accelrys Inc. (ACCL); 01/28/2014 Texas Industries Inc. (TXI); 01/27/2014 VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. (VSB); 01/24/2014 MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (MWIV); 01/24/2014 Mitek Systems, Inc. (MITK); 01/23/2014 Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. (JFBI); 01/22/2014 Parker Drilling Co. (PKD); 01/22/2014 North Valley Bancorp (NOVB); 01/21/2014 ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (CNOB); 01/17/2014 Gentium S.p.A (GENT); 01/15/2014 True Drinks Holdings, Inc. (TRUU); 01/13/2014 Beam, Inc. (BEAM); 01/10/2014 Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE); 01/10/2014 United Community Bancorp (UCBA); 01/10/2014 American Pacific Corporation (APFC); 01/09/2014 Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL); 01/09/2014 Material Sciences Corporation (MASC); 01/06/2014 Pacer International, Inc. (PACR); 12/27/2013 Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP); 12/27/2013 Transgenomic Inc. (TBIO); 12/26/2013 Arden Group, Inc. (ARDNA); 12/20/2013 Coleman Cable, Inc. (CCIX); 12/20/2013 Responsys, Inc. (MKTG); 12/20/2013 The Jones Group Inc. (JNY); 12/18/2013 Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI); 12/18/2013 Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NICK); 12/18/2013 Valassis Communications Inc. (VCI); 12/17/2013 KKR Financial Holdings LLC (KFN); 12/16/2013 LSI Corporation (LSI); 12/16/2013 NuPathe Inc. (PATH); 12/16/2013 Solta Medical, Inc. (SLTM); 12/13/2013 Performance Technologies (PTIX); 12/12/2013 UNS Energy Corporation (UNS); 12/10/2013 Equal Energy Ltd. (EQU); 12/10/2013 Meritor, Inc. (MTOR); 12/10/2013 Pure Cycle Corporation (PCYO); 12/10/2013 Given Imaging Ltd. (GIVN); 12/10/2013 Trunkbow International Holdings, Ltd. (TBOW); 11/26/2013 KCG Holdings, Inc. (KCG); 11/25/2013 Harris Interactive Inc. (HPOL); 11/19/2013 Innotrac Corporation (INOC); 11/18/2013 Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (OCRX); 11/18/2013 Copart, Inc. (CPRT); 11/18/2013 United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (UBNK); 11/14/2013 Ambac Financial Group (AMBC); 11/13/2013 Synergetics USA, Inc. (SURG); 11/13/2013 Vermillion, Inc. (VRML); 11/11/2013 Costa Inc. (ATX); 11/11/2013 ViroPharma Inc. (VPHM); 11/08/2013 Santarus, Inc (SNTS); 11/06/2013 Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (MSPD); 11/04/2013 Anaren, Inc. (ANEN); 11/01/2013 Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO); 11/01/2013 Celadon Group, Inc. (CGI); 10/31/2013 Farmer Brothers Co. (FARM); 10/31/2013 Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (FLXS); 10/29/2013 Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd. (ICH); 10/29/2013 Blyth, Inc. (BTH); 10/25/2013 Harman International Industries, Inc. (HAR); 10/25/2013 Home Federal Bancorp (HOME); 10/24/2013 Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX); 10/24/2013 Washington Banking Company (WBCO); 10/23/2013 Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (COLE); 10/22/2013 Symmetricom, Inc. (SYMM); 10/21/2013 NTS, Inc. (NTS); 10/21/2013 Tellabs Inc. (TLAB); 10/15/2013 Mac-Gray Corporation (TUC); 10/10/2013 PVR Partners LP (PVR); 10/10/2013 Camco Financial Corporation (CAFI); 10/09/2013 Virtual Piggy, Inc. (VPIG); 10/09/2013 Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (CRRS); 10/08/2013 Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA); 10/08/2013 DeVry Inc. (DV); 10/08/2013 Sysco Corporation (SYY); 10/04/2013 Cardica, Inc. (CRDC); 10/01/2013 Edgen Group Inc. (EDG); 09/30/2013 The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV); 09/27/2013 Zoltek Companies, Inc. (ZOLT); 09/26/2013 Flow International Corporation (FLOW); 09/25/2013 MAKO Surgical Corp. (MAKO); 09/25/2013 Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. (EIHI); 09/24/2013 Greenway Medical Technologies (GWAY); 09/24/2013 Yongye International, Inc. (YONG); 09/23/2013 Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (OPAY); 09/23/2013 Verenium Corporation (VRNM); 09/20/2013 Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA); 09/20/2013 Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (HEB); 09/19/2013 Pike Electric Corporation (PIKE); 09/19/2013 MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (MCBI); 09/17/2013 Boise Inc. (BZ); 09/13/2013 MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (MNTG); 09/13/2013 Dial Global, Inc. (DIAL); 09/12/2013 Sterling Financial Corp. (STSA); 09/10/2013 WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV); 09/10/2013 Tower Financial Corporation (TOFC); 09/09/2013 PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (PNG); 09/09/2013 Kaydon Corporation (KDN); 09/05/2013 Rochester Medical Corporation (ROCM); 09/05/2013 Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (TPGI); 09/04/2013 Kimball International, Inc. (KBALB); 08/28/2013 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX); 08/28/2013 Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (HITK); 08/28/2013 TMS International Corp. (TMS); 08/19/2013 ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (IMUC); 08/19/2013 National Technical Systems Inc. (NTSC); 08/16/2013 Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (VLTR); 08/16/2013 Firstbank Corporation (FBMI); 08/16/2013 Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI); 08/16/2013 MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGT); 08/15/2013 As Seen on TV, Inc. (ASTV); 08/15/2013 NetApp, Inc. (NTAP); 08/15/2013 Radisys Corporation (RSYS); 08/07/2013 IXYS Corporation (IXYS); 08/07/2013 American Software, Inc. (AMSWA); 08/07/2013 Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG); 08/07/2013 Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK); 08/07/2013 Prospect Global Resources, Inc. (PGRX); 08/07/2013 FS Bancorp, Inc. (FSBW); 08/07/2013 Transcat, Inc. (TRNS); 07/31/2013 Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (TSRX); 07/31/2013 Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR); 07/31/2013 Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA); 07/30/2013 Otelco, Inc. (OTEL); 07/30/2013 Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (OLBK); 07/30/2013 InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. (INFU); 07/30/2013 Cache, Inc. (CACH); 07/30/2013 Royal Mines and Minerals Corporation (RYMM); 07/29/2013 ALCO Stores, Inc. (ALCS); 07/26/2013 Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. (FFEX); 07/26/2013 CapitalSource, Inc. (CSE); 07/24/2013 Sourcefire, Inc. (FIRE); 07/24/2013 Maidenform, Inc. (MFB); 07/22/2013 Nash-Finch Company (NAFC); 07/17/2013 SHFL entertainment, Inc. (SHFL); 07/16/2013 Taylor Capital Group Inc. (TAYC); 07/16/2013 McKesson Corporation (MCK); 07/12/2013 Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMMY); 07/12/2013 Comarco, Inc. (CMRO); 07/10/2013 Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. (HTSI); 07/03/2013 Advanced Photonix Inc. (API); 07/03/2013 UQM Technologies, Inc. (UQM); 07/03/2013 Digital Power Corp. (DPW); 07/03/2013 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (RMCF); 07/01/2013 Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. (LVB); 06/24/2013 Keynote Systems, Inc. (KEYN); 06/24/2013 sTec, Inc. (STEC); 06/24/2013 Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (VHS); 06/20/2013 Mobile Mini, Inc. (MINI); 06/18/2013 OXiGENE, Inc. (OXGN); 06/18/2013 Centerline Holding Company (CLNH); 06/13/2013 Belo Corp. (BLC); 06/10/2013 StellarOne Corporation (STEL); 06/10/2013 American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC); 06/05/2013 Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC); 06/04/2013 Colonial Properties Trust (CLP); 06/04/2013 ExactTarget, Inc. (ET); 06/04/2013 TrovaGene, Inc. (TROV); 06/04/2013 China Armco Metals, Inc. (CNAM); 06/04/2013 Palatin Technologies Inc. (PTN); 05/31/2013 NV Energy, Inc. (NVE); 05/29/2013 CapLease, Inc. (LSE); 05/29/2013 Stewart Enterprises Inc. (STEI); 05/29/2013 Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD); 05/29/2013 T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS); 05/28/2013 Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMTH); 05/28/2013 Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS); 05/24/2013 rue21, Inc. (RUE); 05/22/2013 Soundbite Communications, Inc. (SDBT); 05/22/2013 Multiband Corporation (MBND); 05/20/2013 BBX Capital Corporation (BBX); 05/20/2013 Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. (PSE); 05/20/2013 CFS Bancorp, Inc. (CITZ); 05/20/2013 Theragenics Corporation (TGX); 05/20/2013 Websense, Inc. (WBSN); 05/15/2013 Overhill Farms, Inc. (OFI); 05/13/2013 Aerosonic Corporation (AIM); 05/13/2013 MEMSIC, Inc. (MEMS); 05/13/2013 MOD-PAC Corp. (MPAC); 05/13/2013 First Merchants Corporation (FRME); 05/10/2013 Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE); 05/10/2013 ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD); 05/10/2013 Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX); 05/10/2013 True Religion Apparel, Inc. (TRLG); 05/08/2013 Buckeye Technologies Inc. (BKI); 05/08/2013 Market Leader, Inc. (LEDR); 05/07/2013 BMC Software Inc. (BMC); 05/07/2013 Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (CMLP); 05/02/2013 National Bank (CNBF); 04/30/2013 Crimson Exploration Inc. (CXPO); 04/29/2013 Conceptus, Inc. (CPTS); 04/29/2013 Telular Corporation (WRLS); 04/25/2013 Met-Pro Corporation (MPR); 04/25/2013 MPG Office Trust, Inc. (MPG); 04/23/2013 Power-One, Inc. (PWER); 04/19/2013 ProAssurance Corporation (PRA); 04/19/2013 Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. (FNP); 04/19/2013 Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG); 04/19/2013 Jamba, Inc. (JMBA); 04/19/2013 Derma Sciences, Inc. (DSCI); 04/19/2013 Nanometrics Incorporated (NANO); 04/19/2013 Euronet Worldwide Inc. (EEFT); 04/19/2013 Jarden Corp. (JAH); 04/19/2013 Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (AAWW); 04/19/2013 Procera Networks, Inc. (PKT); 04/16/2013 Archon Corporation (ARHN); 04/15/2013 National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP); 04/15/2013 Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE); 04/11/2013 Fisher Communications, Inc. (FSCI); 04/05/2013 PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM); 04/04/2013 Sterling Bancorp (STL); 03/20/2013 Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (OMPI); 03/18/2013 EDAC Technologies Corporation (EDAC); 03/18/2013 Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. (PMTI); 03/08/2013 Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (ALC); 03/04/2013 WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE); 02/28/2013 Limoneira Company (LMNR); 02/27/2013 API Technologies Corp. (ATNY); 02/27/2013 SYNNEX Corporation (SNX); 02/22/2013 OfficeMax Incorporated (OMX); 02/22/2013 Berry Petroleum Co. (BRY); 02/22/2013 NetSpend Holdings, Inc. (NTSP); 02/22/2013 PVF Capital Corp. (PVFC); 02/22/2013 First Financial Holdings, Inc. (FFCH); 02/19/2013 AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC); 02/19/2013 MDC Holdings Inc. (MDC); 02/15/2013 H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ); 02/15/2013 Artio Global Investors Inc. (ART); 02/08/2013 Dell Inc. (DELL); 02/08/2013 Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT); 02/07/2013 First M&F Corporation (FMFC); 02/07/2013 Ark Restaurant Corp. (ARKR); 02/07/2013 Metals USA Holdings Corp. (MUSA); 02/01/2013 BioClinica, Inc. (BIOC); 02/01/2013 Copano Energy, L.L.C. (CPNO); 02/01/2013 Online Resources Corp. (ORCC); 02/01/2013 Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (VCBI); 01/31/2013 Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV); 01/31/2013 Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC); 01/30/2013 The Toro Company (TTC); 01/29/2013 Somerset Hills Bancorp (SOMH); 01/24/2013 Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP); 01/24/2013 Matthews International Corporation (MATW); 01/24/2013 Sirona Dental Systems Inc. (SIRO); 01/24/2013 Telanetix, Inc. (TNIX); 01/23/2013 MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MAPP); 01/16/2013 Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (VTSS); 01/16/2013 Landauer, Inc. (LDR); 01/16/2013 Teche Holding Company (TSH); 01/16/2013 Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO); 01/15/2013 Ring Energy, Inc. (RNGE); 01/10/2013 Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. (LQMT); 01/10/2013 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (ISSI); 01/08/2013 Epocrates Inc. (EPOC); 01/04/2013 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (DLB); 01/02/2013 Duff & Phelps Corporation (DUF); 12/28/2012 NTS Realty Holdings LP (NLP); 12/27/2012 FirstCity Financial Corp. (FCFC); 12/26/2012 Westway Group, Inc. (WWAY); 12/26/2012 Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (ASCA); 12/21/2012 Eloqua, Inc. (ELOQ); 12/20/2012 Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (ALTE); 12/20/2012 Bottomline Technologies (de);, Inc. (EPAY); 12/18/2012 Pulse Electronics Corporation (PULS); 12/18/2012 Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (CBOU); 12/18/2012 Arbitron Inc. (ARB); 12/17/2012 PennantPark Investment Corporation (PNNT); 12/14/2012 Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI); 12/14/2012 Commercial Metals Company (CMC); 12/14/2012 Micron Technology Inc. (MU); 12/14/2012 Clearwire Corp. (CLWR); 12/14/2012 Moog Inc. (MOG); 12/11/2012 Hometrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI); 12/11/2012 PriceSmart Inc. (PSMT); 12/11/2012 Ashland Inc. (ASH); 12/11/2012 TNS, Inc. (TNS); 12/11/2012 Intermec, Inc. (IN); 12/11/2012 Digi International Inc. (DGII); 12/07/2012 Epoch Holding Corporation (EPHC); 12/04/2012 Actuant Corporation (ATU); 12/04/2012 Young Innovations, Inc. (YDNT); 12/03/2012 Florida Gaming Corporation (FGMG); 11/30/2012 Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (SHS); 11/27/2012 Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (RAH); 11/21/2012 Heelys, Inc. (HLYS); 11/19/2012 Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (OUTD); 11/19/2012 The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX); 11/19/2012 MannKind Corp. (MNKD); 11/19/2012 BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. (BMTI); 11/15/2012 Bluegreen Corp. (BXG); 11/14/2012 Teavana Holdings, Inc. (TEA); 11/13/2012 Titanium Metals Corporation (TIE); 11/12/2012 Jefferies Group, Inc. (JEF); 11/12/2012 CreXus Investment Corp. (CXS); 11/09/2012 KAYAK Software Corporation (KYAK); 11/08/2012 DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DUSA); 11/05/2012 KBW, Inc. (KBW); 11/05/2012 Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. (MDF); 11/02/2012 Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (SHF); 11/02/2012 Williams Controls Inc. (WMCO); 11/02/2012 JDA Software Group Inc. (JDAS); 11/02/2012 The Warnaco Group Inc. (WRC); 11/02/2012 OPNET Technologies Inc. (OPNT); 10/31/2012 S&W Seed Company (SANW); 10/25/2012 PSS World Medical, Inc. (PSSI); 10/25/2012 Spartech Corp. (SEH); 10/23/2012 Finisar Corp. (FNSR); 10/22/2012 Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM); 10/22/2012 Cascade Corporation (CASC); 10/22/2012 Accuray Incorporated (ARAY); 10/17/2012 Cymer, Inc. (CYMI); 10/12/2012 West Coast Bancorp (WCBO); 10/12/2012 Applied Minerals, Inc. (AMNL); 10/12/2012 Lifevantage Corporation (LFVN); 10/12/2012 Emulex Corporation (ELX); 10/09/2012 The Clorox Company (CLX); 10/08/2012 TPC Group Inc. (TPCG); 10/08/2012 Alliance Financial Corporation (ALNC); 10/08/2012 The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN); 10/05/2012 Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH); 10/05/2012 JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU); 10/01/2012 Ceradyne Inc. (CRDN); 09/26/2012 First Investors Financial Services Group, Inc. (FIFS); 09/25/2012 Union Drilling, Inc. (UDRL); 09/25/2012 Ramtron International Corp. (RMTR); 09/21/2012 Sparton Corp. (SPA); 09/19/2012 AAR Corp. (AIR); 09/19/2012 Brinker International, Inc. (EAT); 09/18/2012 Electro Rent Corp. (ELRC); 09/18/2012 Cintas Corp. (CTAS); 09/18/2012 Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (AIT); 09/18/2012 NeoStem, Inc. (NBS); 09/18/2012 The Marcus Corporation (MCS); 09/17/2012 IRIS International Inc. (IRIS); 09/17/2012 Complete Genomics, Inc. (GNOM); 09/17/2012 AngioDynamics Inc. (ANGO); 09/17/2012 Synaptics Inc. (SYNA); 09/14/2012 Presstek, Inc. (PRST); 09/12/2012 Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK); 09/12/2012 Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (MEDW); 09/06/2012 American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (ARCT); 09/04/2012 Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (MRX); 08/28/2012 Magellan Petroleum Corporation (MPET); 08/28/2012 SeaBright Holdings, Inc. (SBX); 08/27/2012 Deltek, Inc. (PROJ); 08/27/2012 Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG); 08/27/2012 Kenexa Corp. (KNXA); 08/22/2012 Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (SRZ); 08/20/2012 Coventry Health Care, Inc. (CVH); 08/15/2012 Physicians Formula Holdings Inc. (FACE); 08/13/2012 FSI International, Inc. (FSII); 08/13/2012 Pervasive Software, Inc. (PVSW); 08/09/2012 Robbins & Myers, Inc. (RBN); 08/07/2012 U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (USHS); 08/06/2012 Best Buy Co. (BBY); 07/30/2012 Shaw Group Inc. (SHAW); 07/27/2012 AuthenTec, Inc. (AUTH); 07/24/2012 GenOn Energy, Inc. (GEN); 07/24/2012 RailAmerica, Inc. (RA); 07/24/2012 GeoEye, Inc. (GEOY); 07/24/2012 Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. (PEET); 07/20/2012 Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS); 07/20/2012 Centene Corporation (CNC); 07/17/2012 Lime Energy Co. (LIME); 07/16/2012 Presidential Life Corporation (PLFE); 07/16/2012 Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (PRX); 07/16/2012 FX Alliance Inc. (FX); 07/13/2012 General Motors Company (GM); 07/13/2012 PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX); 07/13/2012 Big Lots Inc. (BIG); 07/06/2012 BrightPoint, Inc. (CELL); 07/06/2012 LaCrosse Footwear Inc. (BOOT); 07/05/2012 MModal Inc. (MODL); 07/02/2012 Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR); 06/29/2012 J. Alexander's Corporation (JAX); 06/22/2012 THQ Inc. (THQI); 06/22/2012 Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (SUNH); 06/22/2012 LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG); 06/15/2012 Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (AMBO); 06/15/2012 AEterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS); 06/12/2012 Micronetics Inc. (NOIZ); 06/12/2012 Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (ORRF); 06/12/2012 ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST); 06/12/2012 IntegraMed America, Inc. (INMD); 06/05/2012 MEDTOX Scientific, Inc. (MTOX); 06/05/2012 Beacon Federal Bancorp, Inc. (BFED); 06/05/2012 New England Bancshares Inc. (NEBS); 06/05/2012 HUGHES Telematics, Inc. (HUTC); 06/04/2012 CREDO Petroleum Corporation (CRED); 06/01/2012 Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TBET); 06/01/2012 China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT); 06/01/2012 Carbo Ceramics, Inc. (CRR); 05/31/2012 Interline Brands, Inc. (IBI); 05/31/2012 LeCroy Corporation (LCRY); 05/23/2012 Ariba Inc. (ARBA); 05/17/2012 Orthovita, Inc. (VITA); 05/16/2012 Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (GOLF); 05/16/2012 Cost Plus, Inc. (CPWM); 05/08/2012 Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC); 05/07/2012 Kensey Nash Corp. (KNSY); 05/07/2012 EasyLink Services International Corp. (ESIC); 05/07/2012 Charming Shoppes Inc. (CHRS); 05/02/2012 Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS); 05/01/2012 Imperial Sugar Co. (IPSU); 05/01/2012 P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (PFCB); 05/01/2012 Gen-Probe Inc. (GPRO); 04/25/2012 GeoResources, Inc. (GEOI); 04/23/2012 Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (RDEA); 04/18/2012 Knology, Inc. (KNOL); 04/18/2012 Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (CHSI); 04/17/2012 SRS Labs, Inc. (SRSL); 04/16/2012 The Edelman Financial Group Inc. (EF); 04/16/2012 Dreams, Inc. (DRJ); 04/13/2012 eResearch Technology, Inc. (ERT); 04/13/2012 X-Rite, Incorporated (XRIT); 04/04/2012 HOMEQ Corporation (HEQ); 04/04/2012 DDi Corp. (DDIC); 04/04/2012 Lithium One Inc. (LI); 03/28/2012 Opnext, Inc. (OPXT); 03/26/2012 Comverge, Inc. (COMV); 03/23/2012 AboveNet, Inc. (ABVT); 03/23/2012 Flanders Corporation (FLDR); 03/23/2012 Astral Media Inc. (ACM); 03/23/2012 Encore Bancshares, Inc. (EBTX); 03/21/2012 Archipelago Learning, Inc. (ARCL); 03/20/2012 Adams Golf, Inc. (ADGF); 03/14/2012 Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF); 03/14/2012 Zoll Medical Corp. (ZOLL); 03/14/2012 Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC); 03/09/2012 Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT); 03/07/2012 Transcend Services, Inc. (TRCR); 03/06/2012 ATS Corporation (ATSC); 02/24/2012 Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (KCP); 02/21/2012 Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (PBH); 02/21/2012 CH Energy Group, Inc. (CHG); 02/17/2012 CVR Energy Inc. (CVI); 02/16/2012 Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (AEA); 02/13/2012 General Bearing Corp. (GNRL); 02/10/2012 O'Charley's (CHUX); 02/10/2012 Taleo Corporation (TLEO); 02/08/2012 Illumina, Inc. (ILMN); 02/06/2012 SureWest Communications (SURW); 01/31/2012 Thomas & Betts Corp. (TNB); 01/27/2012 Micromet, Inc. (MITI); 01/27/2012 Solutia Inc. (SOA); 01/24/2012 Convio, Inc. (CNVO); 01/18/2012 Venoco, Inc. (VQ); 01/13/2012 Georgia Gulf Corporation, Inc. (GGC); 01/09/2012 Inhibitex, Inc. (INHX); 12/29/2011 Cogdell Spencer Inc. (CSA); 12/27/2011 Parlux Fragrances Inc. (PARL); 12/21/2011 WCA Waste Corporation (WCAA); 12/21/2011 Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (DFG); 12/20/2011 Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (WINN); 12/19/2011 RSC Holdings, Inc. (RRR); 12/16/2011 Mortons Restaurants Group Inc. (MRT); 12/16/2011 Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS); 12/15/2011 Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. (SYNO); 12/15/2011 SonoSite, Inc. (SONO); 12/08/2011 DemandTec, Inc. (DMAN); 12/07/2011 Talbots Inc. (TLB); 12/06/2011 SuccessFactors, Inc. (SFSF); 12/01/2011 Magma Design Automation Inc. (LAVA); 11/21/2011 Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TRH); 11/21/2011 Pharmasset, Inc. (VRUS); 11/14/2011 McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. (MSSR); 11/08/2011 Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT); 11/08/2011 Tekelec (TKLC); 11/08/2011 interCLICK, Inc. (ICLK); 11/08/2011 INX, Inc. (INX); 11/08/2011 Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (SNSTA); 10/26/2011 Adolor Corp. (ADLR); 10/26/2011 SemGroup Corporation (SEMG); 10/26/2011 HealthSpring, Inc. (HS); 10/19/2011 Brigham Exploration Co. (BEXP); 10/19/2011 Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANDS); 10/14/2011 Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX); 10/11/2011 BigBand Networks, Inc. (BBND); 10/10/2011 Southwall Technologies Inc. (SWTX); 10/06/2011 Encore Energy Partners LP (ENP); 10/04/2011 Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI); 09/29/2011 Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC); 09/23/2011 American Medical Alert Corp. (AMAC); 09/15/2011 Openlane, Inc. (OPNN); 09/13/2011 NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NETL); 09/09/2011 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (CALP); 09/08/2011 Temple-Inland, Inc. (TIN); 09/08/2011 Emdeon Inc. (EM) Practice Areas: Shareholder Rights.Email: Juan E. Monteverde
Antonio Vozzolo (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, New Jersey; 1999, New York. Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University (B.Sc., cum laude, 1992; M.B.A., 1995); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1998). Antonio Vozzolo is a partner in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP's New York office.
Mr. Vozzolo was one of the primary counsel responsible for prosecuting In re PurchasePro, Inc., Secs. Litig., Master File No. CV-S-01-0483 (D. Nev. 2001), a case against the officers and directors of PurchasePro.com as well as AOL Time Warner, Inc., America On-Line, Inc., and Time Warner, Inc., for federal securities laws violations, culminating in a $24.2 million settlement.
Mr. Vozzolo's other notable cases are Thomas v. Global Vision Products, Case No. RG-03091195 (Cal. Super. Ct., Alameda Cty.) (representing certified class of California consumers for false and misleading advertising claims regarding Avacor hair restoration product; $37 million jury verdict for the first trial, $50 million jury verdict for separate trial against two of the remaining directors and officers); In re: HP Power-Plug Litigation, Case No. 06-1221 (N.D. Cal.) (representing a proposed nationwide class of persons who purchased defective laptops; cash payment up to $650.00, or in the alternative, a repair free-of-charge); Delre v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. 3232-02 (N.J. Super. Ct. 2002) (representing a proposed nationwide class of persons for false and misleading advertising claims regarding capabilities of model 100i DVD writers; recovery included replacement of the 100i writer with upgraded, second generation 200i DVD writer and a refund of the $99 defendant had previously charged consumers to upgrade from the 100i to the 200i).
Mr. Vozzolo graduated, cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), where he was on the Dean's List, and with a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 1995. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1998). Mr. Vozzolo served as an intern to the Honorable Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court and the New York Stock Exchange while attending law school.
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ABC NEWS: Samsung Refrigerator Energy Star Cass Action Lawsuit Advances Reported Cases: Cases: 10/23/2014 Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) 11/17/2011 China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS); 11/17/2011 CNinsure Inc. (CISG); 11/17/2011 JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS); 11/17/2011 HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA); 11/17/2011 MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGLQ.PK); 11/17/2011 Olympus Corporation (OCPNY.PK); 11/17/2011 Diamond Foods, Inc. (DMND); 11/17/2011 Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM); 11/16/2011 CIBER, Inc. (CBR); 10/28/2011 Suffolk Bancorp (SUBK); 10/28/2011 K-V Pharmaceutical Company (KV-A); 10/27/2011 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI); 10/21/2011 AgFeed Industries, Inc. (FEED); 10/14/2011 Stereotaxis, Inc. (STXS); 10/13/2011 Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO); 09/28/2011 Imperial Holdings, Inc. (IFT); 09/21/2011 Blue Coat Systems Inc. (BCSI); 09/20/2011 Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS); 09/15/2011 Penson Worldwide, Inc. (PNSN); 09/15/2011 Ener1, Inc. (HEV); 09/13/2011 SinoTech Energy Limited (CTE); 09/06/2011 Omnicare, Inc. (OCR); 09/06/2011 Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (MILL) Practice Areas: Federal and State Securities Laws; Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers and Directors.Email: Antonio Vozzolo
Adam Gonnelli (Partner) born Livingston, New Jersey, April 12, 1967; admitted to bar, 1998, New York. Education: Rutgers University, Newark (B.A., 1989); Cornell Law School (J.D., 1997). Mr. Gonnelli is a partner in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP's New York office.
Since joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Mr. Gonnelli has concentrated his practice on wage and hour litigation, transaction litigation and consumer class actions. Representative cases include Garcia v. Lowe's, Cos., Inc., No. 841120 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (case to recover overtime pay for delivery drivers); In re NutraQuest, Inc., No. 06-202 (D.N.J.) (consumer fraud case against national diet supplement company); Wanzo v. Nextel Commc'ns, Inc., No. GIC 791626 (Cal. Sup. Ct.) (consumer case challenging change in nights and weekends plan); Rice v. Lafarge North America, No. 268974 (Md. Cir. Ct.) (merger case resulted in a benefit of $388 million); and In re Fox Entm't Group, Inc. S'holders Litig., No. 1033-N (Del. Ch. 2005) (benefit to shareholders of $450 million).
Mr. Gonnelli received a B.A. from Rutgers University (Newark) in 1989 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1997. At Rutgers University, Mr. Gonnelli lettered in football and fencing and served as Student Government President. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gonnelli was a Financial Writer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he wrote educational materials on international trade and monetary policy. While attending Cornell Law School, Mr. Gonnelli served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and was a member of the Atlantic Regional Championship moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (1997).
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Denial of Motion to Dismiss in Shop-Vac Consumer Case Reported Cases: Cases; 12/02/2011; David Lerner Associates, Inc. Practice Areas: Transaction Litigation; Consumer Class Actions.Email: Adam Gonnelli
Javier O. Hidalgo (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 2004); New York Law School (J.D., 2012).
Javier O. Hidalgo is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.Email: Javier O. Hidalgo
Mr. Hidalgo graduated from Swarthmore College (B.A., Sociology & Anthropology, 2004) and New York Law School (J.D., 2012). Mr. Hidalgo gained experience in law school working as a paralegal at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP starting in spring of 2009.
Mr. Hidalgo is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Miles D. Schreiner (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New Jersey; 2013, New York. Education: Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 2007); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012).
Miles Schreiner is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.Email: Miles D. Schreiner
Mr. Schreiner graduated from Tulane University (B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 2007) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012). While at Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Schreiner was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and served as the Production Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. His note, “A Deadly Combination: The Legal Response to America’s Prescription Drug Epidemic,” was selected as the winning submission in the 2012 American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition and was published in Volume 33, Issue 4 of the Journal of Legal Medicine.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schreiner gained experience in complex litigation as an associate at a New York City firm that represents plaintiffs in civil RICO actions. While in law school, Mr. Schreiner developed practical skills through internships with the Kings County Supreme Court Law Department, the Office of General Counsel at a major New York hospital, and a boutique law firm that specializes in international fraud cases.
Mr. Schreiner is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey
Megan Sullivan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New York. Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2008); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011).
Megan Sullivan is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.Email: Megan Sullivan
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sullivan was a litigation associate at Crosby & Higgins LLP where she represented institutional and individual investors in securities arbitrations before FINRA and counseled corporate clients in commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Adjudication Division of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.
Ms. Sullivan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., History, 2008) and from Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011). While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Sullivan served as Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.
Ms. Sullivan is licensed to practice law in the State of New York.
Sarah A. Westby (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Education: University of Delaware (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011).
Sarah A. Westby is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP. Ms. Westby graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware (B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2008)) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011). Reported Cases: Cases; 12/02/2013; In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litig., No. 14-2516 (D. Conn.); 04/05/2013; In re Niaspan Antitrust Litig., No. 13-cv-1820 (E.D. Pa.); 08/27/2012; In re Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:12-md-02409-WGY (D. Mass.); 03/31/2010; Mark S. Wallach, et al. v. Eaton Corp., et al., No. 10-260 (D. Del.); 07/10/2008; In re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-cv-2431 (E.D. Pa.); 03/11/2008; In re Pennsylvania Title Ins. Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-1202 (E.D. Pa.); 03/12/2007; Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc., et al. v. Braintree Labs, Inc., No. 07-142 (D. Del.); 04/27/2006; King Drug Company of Florence, Inc., et al. v. Cephalon, Inc., et al., No. 06-1797 (E.D. Pa.) Practice Areas: Antitrust Class Actions.Email: Sarah A. Westby
While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Westby was an Executive Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Her note on comparative consumer class action law was selected as the winning submission in the 2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition and was published in the University of Iowa Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems. She also received awards in Trial Advocacy and International Economic Law. Ms. Westby gained experience during law school through internships for U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, the New York City Law Department and as a law clerk for an antitrust and consumer class action firm.
Ms. Westby is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern District of New York.
2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.
In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litig., No. 14-2516 (D. Conn.)
Elizabeth A. Silva (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., cum laude, 2009) Phi Beta Kappa; New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012). Elizabeth A. Silva is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Silva was a litigation associate at Crosby & Higgins LLP where she represented institutional and individual investors in securities arbitrations before FINRA and counseled corporate clients in a variety of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Ms. Silva gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at the Kings County District Attorney's Office and as a law clerk at a criminal defense firm.
Ms. Silva graduated in corsu honorum from Fordham University (B.A. in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, cum laude, 2009) and New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012). While at New York Law School, Ms. Silva served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and was an associate in the Institute for Information Law and Policy. Ms. Silva is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Reported Cases: Cases; 12/11/2013; In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litig., No. 14-2521 (N.D. Cal.); 06/07/2010; In re Prandin Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, No. 10-cv-12141 (E.D. Mich.)Email: Elizabeth A. Silva
Innessa Sarah Melamed (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, Connecticut; 2012, New York; New Jersey. Education: Pace Lubin School of Business (M.B.A., summa cum laude, 2011); Syracuse University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2007); Pace Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011).
Innessa Melamed is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.Email: Innessa Sarah Melamed
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Melamed practiced complex commercial and securities litigation at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC. Ms. Melamed, along with co-counsel, represented minority shareholders at trial in a derivative lawsuit captioned Lisa Romita v. Castle Oil Corp., et. al., Index No.: 53145/2011. Ms. Melamed was also an associate at Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, where she represented primary and excess insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes and insurance defense litigation. Additionally, Ms. Melamed gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP and Citigroup’s Office of the General Counsel.
Ms. Melamed graduated from Syracuse University (B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, summa cum laude, 2007), Pace Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011) and Pace Lubin School of Business (M.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, 2011).
Ms. Melamed is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Katherine M. Lenahan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2013, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009); Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2012).
Katherine M. Lenahan is an Associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and focuses her practice on securities litigation.Email: Katherine M. Lenahan
Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Ms. Lenahan practiced securities litigation at Entwistle & Cappucci LLP. Ms. Lenahan gained further experience through internships for the Honorable Sherry Klein Heitler, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, First Judicial District, and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Lenahan graduated from Fordham University (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2009) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2012). While at Fordham Law School, Ms. Lenahan served as an associate editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and was a fellow at the Center on Law and Information Policy.
Ms. Lenahan is licensed to practice law in New York.
Nina Varindani (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, New York. Education: The George Washington University (B.A., 2005); Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2010). Nina Varindani is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Varindani practiced commercial litigation at Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP where she represented directors, officers and other professionals and corporations in complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Additionally, Ms. Varindani gained further litigation experience in law school through internships at Collen IP and the New York State Judicial Institute.
Ms. Varindani is licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Varindani graduated from the George Washington University (B.A. in Psychology, 2006) and Pace Law School (J.D., 2010).Email: Nina Varindani
Julie K. Pope (Senior Counsel) admitted to bar, 1998, New York. Education: Brigham Young University (B.S. in Business Management, cum laude, 1994); Cornell University (J.D., 1997).
Julie K. Pope is Senior Counsel in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s New York office and focuses her practice on transactional litigation. Practice Areas: Business; Finance.Email: Julie K. Pope
Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Ms. Pope was an associate in the Asset Finance Group at Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP and the Asset Finance Department at Linklaters. Ms. Pope represented corporate and government entities in the roles of lessee, head lessor, lender, payment undertaker, equity strip collateral provider and financial guaranty insurance policy provider in a variety of leasing transactions involving assets such as aircraft, light rail vehicles, rail equipment and qualified technological equipment. Ms. Pope drafted, reviewed and negotiated participation agreements, equipment leases, loan and security agreements, payment undertaking agreements, financial guaranty insurance policies, opinion letters and other documents to implement unique and complex leveraged leasing transactions.
Ms. Pope graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., Business Management, 1994) and Cornell Law School (J.D., Concentration in Business Law and Regulation, Specialization in International Legal Affairs, 1997). While attending Cornell Law School, Ms. Pope was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a member of the 1997 Atlantic Regional Championship moot court team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Ms. Pope is licensed to practice law in New York.
James M. Wilson, Jr. (Senior Counsel) admitted to bar, 1992, New York; 1994, Georgia; United States District Courts for Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits. Education: Georgia State University (B.A., 1988); University of Georgia (J.D., 1991); New York University (LL.M., Tax Law, 1992).
James M. Wilson, Jr. is Senior Counsel in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and focuses his practice on shareholder merger and securities litigation. Prior to joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Mr. Wilson was a partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes, LLP, and a senior associate with Reed Smith, LLP. Mr. Wilson has represented institutional pension funds, corporations and individual investors in courts around the country and obtained significant recoveries, including the following securities class actions: In re ArthroCare Sec. Litig. No. 08-0574 (W.D. Tex.) ($74 million); In re Maxim Integrated Prod. Sec. Litig., No. 08-0832 (N.D.Cal.) ($173 million); In re TyCom Ltd. Sec. Litig., MDL No. 02-1335 (D.N.H.)($79 million); and In re Providian Fin. Corp. Sec. Litig., No. 01-3952 (N.D. Cal.). Mr. Wilson also has obtained significant relief for shareholders in merger suits, including the following: In re Zoran Corporation Shareholders Litig., No. 6212-VCP (Del. Chancery); and In re The Coca-Cola Company Shareholder Litigation, No. 10-182035 (Fulton County Superior Ct.).
Mr. Wilson has authored numerous articles addressing current developments including the following Expert Commentaries published by Lexis Nexis: The Liability Faced By Financial Institutions From Exposure To Subprime Mortgages; Losses Attributable To Sub-Prime Mortgages; The Supreme Court's Decision in Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. et al.; Derivative Suite by LLC Members in New York: Tzolis v. Wolff, 10 N.Y.3d 100 (Feb. 14, 2008).
Mr. Wilson obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University (B.A. 1988), his law degree from the University of Georgia (J.D. 1991), and Masters in Tax Law from New York University (LL.M. 1992). He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and New York and is admitted to the United States District Courts for Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.
Email: James M. Wilson, Jr.
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