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
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 Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation; Consumer Class Actions; Antitrust.Email: Lubna M. 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; 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; Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL); 10/01/2014; Millennial Media Inc. (MM); 09/30/2014; Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (ALTI); 09/22/2014; CommVault Systems, Inc. (CVLT); 09/22/2014; Education Management Corporation (EDMC); 09/22/2014; 21Vianet Group, Inc. (VNET); 09/19/2014; Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL); 09/19/2014; Bankrate, Inc. (RATE); 09/19/2014; PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI); 09/12/2014; Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (FBC); 09/12/2014; Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (ASPS); 09/12/2014; DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA); 09/12/2014; The Dolan Company (DOLNQ); 09/10/2014; Enzymotec Ltd. (ENZY); 09/10/2014; SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS); 09/05/2014; Prosensa Holding N.V. (RNA); 09/05/2014; Rocket Fuel Inc. (FUEL); 09/05/2014; Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII); 09/05/2014; Fabrinet (FN); 09/05/2014; IRadimed Corporation (IRMD); 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; NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NTWK); 08/22/2014; World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE); 08/22/2014; Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT); 08/22/2014; BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS); 08/22/2014; Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN); 08/22/2014; The Bancorp Inc. (TBBK); 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; InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV); 08/22/2014; Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (GALT); 08/22/2014; L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL); 08/22/2014; Barclays PLC (BCS); 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; Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT); 07/03/2014; Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NWBO); 07/03/2014; PowerSecure International, Inc. (POWR); 06/27/2014; Endocyte, Inc. (ECYT); 06/26/2014; KBR, Inc. (KBR); 06/20/2014; Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (ADES); 06/20/2014; The ADT Corporation (ADT); 06/19/2014; CannaVEST Corporation (CANV); 06/19/2014; Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL); 06/18/2014; World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD); 06/17/2014; Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPTT); 06/12/2014; Doral Financial Corporation (DRL); 06/12/2014; Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM); 06/12/2014; INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY); 06/12/2014; Blucora, Inc. (BCOR); 06/12/2014; Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. (PGEM); 06/12/2014; China Ceramics Co., Ltd. (CCCL); 06/12/2014; Regional Management Corporation (RM); 06/06/2014; Covisint Corporation (COVS); 06/06/2014; Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ); 06/06/2014; Infoblox, Inc. (BLOX); 05/30/2014; Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (PVCT); 05/30/2014; Higher One Holdings, Inc. (ONE); 05/30/2014; Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC); 05/30/2014; Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX); 05/09/2014; Biota Pharmaceuticals, inc. (BOTA); 05/09/2014; Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA); 03/28/2014; CytRx Corporation (CYTR); 03/19/2014; Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (GGS); 03/19/2014; Geron Corporation (GERN); 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; Violin Memory, Inc. (VMEM); 11/27/2013; Tremor Video, Inc. (TRMR); 11/22/2013; Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG); 11/22/2013; Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (TTS); 11/22/2013; Ixia (XXIA); 11/22/2013; Quality Systems, Inc. (QSII); 11/15/2013; Amarin Corporation PLC (AMRN); 11/15/2013; General Cable Corp. (BGC); 11/15/2013; Atossa Genetics, Inc. (ATOS); 11/15/2013; FAB Universal Corporation (FU); 11/15/2013; Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN); 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; Tower Group International, Inc. (TWGP); 10/09/2013; Furniture Brands International, Inc. (OTC: FBNIQ); 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; CafePress, Inc. (PRSS); 08/16/2013; MolyCorp, Inc. (MCP); 08/09/2013; ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (ATPAQ); 08/09/2013; Inteliquent, Inc. (IQNT); 08/09/2013; Blount International, Inc. (BLT); 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; Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO); 06/21/2013; Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX); 06/21/2013; iGATE Corporation (IGTE); 06/07/2013; Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (MHR); 06/07/2013; Uni-Pixel, Inc. (UNXL); 06/07/2013; CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL); 05/31/2013; Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN); 05/17/2013; AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO); 05/17/2013; Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI); 05/06/2013; Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT); 05/03/2013; Exide Technologies (XIDE); 05/03/2013; Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (HNR); 05/03/2013; Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD); 05/03/2013; Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR); 05/03/2013; The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (PNX); 05/03/2013; Navistar International Corporation (NAV); 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; Incyte Corporation (INCY); 03/29/2013; Star Scientific, Inc. (STSI); 03/29/2013; Atlantic Power Corporation (AT); 03/01/2013; Poseidon Concepts Corp. (POOSF); 03/01/2013; Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID); 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; Silvercorp Metals, Inc. (SVM); 01/11/2013; Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limited (LPH); 01/11/2013; Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS); 01/11/2013; Groupon, Inc. (GRPN); 12/21/2012; Herbalife Ltd. (HLF); 12/21/2012; Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (NEPT); 12/17/2012; Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP); 12/17/2012; ABIOMED, Inc. (ABMD); 12/07/2012; Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN); 12/07/2012; SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD); 12/07/2012; KIT digital, Inc. (KITD); 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; Body Central Corp. (BODY); 08/31/2012; Eaton Corporation (ETN); 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; RadioShack Corporation (RSH); 08/10/2012; ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (MLNK); 08/10/2012; Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX); 08/10/2012; American Oriental Bioengineering Inc. (AOBI); 08/10/2012; Green Dot Corporation (GDOT); 08/10/2012; Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP); 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; General Motors Company (GM); 07/13/2012; Big Lots Inc. (BIG); 06/22/2012; THQ Inc. (THQI); 06/22/2012; LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG); 06/15/2012; AEterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS); 06/15/2012; Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (AMBO); 06/12/2012; Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (ORRF); 06/12/2012; ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST); 06/01/2012; Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TBET); 06/01/2012; Carbo Ceramics, Inc. (CRR); 06/01/2012; China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT); 05/25/2012; Qiao Xing Universal Resources (XING.PK); 05/25/2012; Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK); 05/24/2012; Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX); 05/24/2012; Magna International Inc. (MGA); 05/24/2012; Nokia Corporation (NOK); 05/23/2012; JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM); 05/23/2012; Facebook, Inc. (FB); 04/20/2012; A123 Systems Inc. (AONE); 04/20/2012; Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH); 04/20/2012; Sprint Nextel Corp. (S); 04/19/2012; Delta Petroleum, Inc. (DPTRQ); 04/19/2012; First Solar Inc.(FSLR); 04/19/2012; Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA); 04/18/2012; Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU); 04/18/2012; Hyperdynamics Corporation (HDY); 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; ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (ZLTQ); 03/21/2012; Dynegy Inc. (DYN); 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; Walter Energy, Inc. (WLT); 01/27/2012; Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC); 01/25/2012; TranS1 Inc. (TSON); 01/24/2012; CPI Corp. (CPI); 01/24/2012; China Organic Agriculture, Inc. (CNOA); 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; HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA); 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; MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGLQ.PK); 11/17/2011; GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLGL); 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: 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 Harleysville Group, Inc. S'holders Litigation, C.A. Bo. 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 post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million after two years of hotly contested litigation); 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.
Mr. Monteverde is Featured to Speak at the 21st Annual NASPP Conference in Washington, D.C.
Emerging Trends in Say-on-Pay Disclosure
SEC's Aguilar Says Companies Should Improve Compensation Disclosures
Anxiety Stalks Proxy Season
Judge OKs Settlement In Temple-Inland Shareholder Suit
Ladish Shareholders Sue To Block $778M Allegheny Buy
A Review of Trados and Its Impact
Emerging Trends in Say-on-Pay Disclosure
Battling for Say on Pay Transparency
Mr. Monteverde Speaks to Industry Leaders about Executive Compensation Disclosure & Litigation
Mr. Monteverde Discusses the Changing Landscape in Proxy Litigation at the Barney & Barney D&O Seminar in San Diego
Mr. Monteverde is a Panel Speaker at the Practising Law Institute Lecture on Trends in Merger Litigation in San Francisco
Mr. Monteverde Discusses his Article Arguing for Greater Say-on-Pay Transparency at Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar in Fort Lauderdale
Mr. Monteverde is a panel speaker in the session for Don't Get Caught in the Past at the 2011 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar in Naples, Florida, discussing the current corporate governance developments in the mergers and acquisitions law practice and new
Mr. Monteverde teaches a New York CLE course regarding the financial and legal fundamentals underlying the valuation of mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded companies, Valuation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star Reported Cases: Cases; 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); 09/22/2014; Viasystems Group, Inc. (VIAS); 09/22/2014; Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL); 09/22/2014; Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC); 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. 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(GNOM); 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; Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG); 08/27/2012; Kenexa Corp. (KNXA); 08/27/2012; Deltek, Inc. (PROJ); 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; Centene Corporation (CNC); 07/20/2012; Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS); 07/17/2012; Lime Energy Co. (LIME); 07/16/2012; FX Alliance Inc. (FX); 07/16/2012; Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (PRX); 07/16/2012; Presidential Life Corporation (PLFE); 07/13/2012; Big Lots Inc. (BIG); 07/13/2012; General Motors Company (GM); 07/13/2012; PolyMedix, Inc. (PYMX); 07/06/2012; LaCrosse Footwear Inc. (BOOT); 07/06/2012; BrightPoint, Inc. (CELL); 07/05/2012; MModal Inc. (MODL); 07/02/2012; Lincare Holdings Inc. (LNCR); 06/29/2012; J. Alexander's Corporation (JAX); 06/22/2012; Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (SUNH); 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; IntegraMed America, Inc. (INMD); 06/12/2012; Micronetics Inc. (NOIZ); 06/12/2012; ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST); 06/12/2012; Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (ORRF); 06/05/2012; New England Bancshares Inc. (NEBS); 06/05/2012; Beacon Federal Bancorp, Inc. (BFED); 06/05/2012; HUGHES Telematics, Inc. (HUTC); 06/05/2012; MEDTOX Scientific, Inc. (MTOX); 06/04/2012; CREDO Petroleum Corporation (CRED); 06/01/2012; China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT); 06/01/2012; Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TBET); 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; EasyLink Services International Corp. (ESIC); 05/07/2012; Kensey Nash Corp. (KNSY); 05/07/2012; Charming Shoppes Inc. (CHRS); 05/02/2012; Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS); 05/01/2012; P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (PFCB); 05/01/2012; Gen-Probe Inc. (GPRO); 05/01/2012; Imperial Sugar Co. (IPSU); 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; Lithium One Inc. (LI); 04/04/2012; DDi Corp. (DDIC); 04/04/2012; HOMEQ Corporation (HEQ); 03/28/2012; Opnext, Inc. (OPXT); 03/26/2012; Comverge, Inc. (COMV); 03/23/2012; Encore Bancshares, Inc. (EBTX); 03/23/2012; Flanders Corporation (FLDR); 03/23/2012; Astral Media Inc. (ACM); 03/23/2012; AboveNet, Inc. (ABVT); 03/21/2012; Archipelago Learning, Inc. (ARCL); 03/20/2012; Adams Golf, Inc. (ADGF); 03/14/2012; Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC); 03/14/2012; Zoll Medical Corp. (ZOLL); 03/14/2012; Great Wolf Resorts Inc. (WOLF); 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; CH Energy Group, Inc. (CHG); 02/21/2012; Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (PBH); 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; Solutia Inc. (SOA); 01/27/2012; Micromet, Inc. (MITI); 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; Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (DFG); 12/21/2011; WCA Waste Corporation (WCAA); 12/20/2011; Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (WINN); 12/19/2011; RSC Holdings, Inc. (RRR); 12/16/2011; Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS); 12/16/2011; Mortons Restaurants Group Inc. (MRT); 12/15/2011; SonoSite, Inc. (SONO); 12/15/2011; Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. (SYNO); 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); Fairleigh Dickinson University (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.
The NY Times: Whirlpool Wants Congress to Ban Class-Action Suits Tied to Energy Star Program
ABC NEWS: Samsung Refrigerator Energy Star Cass Action Lawsuit Advances Reported Cases: Cases; 11/17/2011; Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM); 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); 11/16/2011; 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; 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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