Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a Law Firm in New York, New York


 
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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: 25


Address

369 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017, (New York Co.)

Phone

Phone: 212-983-9330
Fax: 212-983-9331

Email

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Website

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http://www.faruqilaw.com

Firm/Affiliate Offices

Los 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).

Nadeem 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 Corporation Securities Litig., No. 97-CV-5056 (RDH) (E.D.N.Y.) (cash settlement to the class of $25 million); In re PurchasePro, Inc. Securities Litig., Master File No. CV-S-01-0483-JLQ (D. Nev.) (class action settlement of $24.5 million); Dennis v. Pronet, Inc., No. 96-06509 (Dallas County Ct. Tex.) (class action settlement of over $15 million); In re Tellium, Inc. Securities Litig., C.A. No. 02-CV-5878 (FLW) (D. N.J.) (class action settlement of $5.5 million); and In re Tenet Healthcare Corporation Derivative Litig., Lead Case No. 01098905 (Super. Ct. Cal.) ($51.5 million recovery to 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 Associates International Inc., 91 CV 3610 (SJ) (E.D.N.Y. 1991). Mr. Faruqi actively participated in cases such as: Colaprico v. Sun Microsystems, No. C-90-20710 (SW) (N.D. Cal. 1993) (recovery in excess of $5 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re Jackpot Securities Enterprises, Inc. Securities Litig., CV-S-89-805-LDG (RJJ) (D. Nev. 1993) (recovery in excess of $3 million on behalf of the shareholder class); In re International Technology Corporation Securities Litig., CV 88-440-WPG (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 (1981), his Master of Business from York University (1984) and his law degree from New York Law School (1987) where he graduated cum laude. 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.

Publications

"Letters of Credit: Doubts As To Their Continued Usefulness," Journal of International and Comparative Law - New York Law School, 1988

Awards

Professor Ernst C. Stiefel Award for Excellence in Comparative, Common and Civil Law - New York Law School, 1987.

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).

Lubna M. 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 Corporation Securities Litig., No. 97-CV-5056 (RDH) (E.D.N.Y.). She helped to establish certain new standards for preferred shareholders in Delaware in In re Avatex Corporation S'holders Litig., C.A. No. 16334-NC (Del. Ch. 1999). Ms. Faruqi was also lead attorney in In re Mitcham Industries, Inc. Securities 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 Corporation, C.A. No. 88 C5425 (W.D. Mich. S.D. 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 (LL.B.) (1981).

Practice Areas: Stockholders Derivative; Class Actions; Commercial Litigation; Consumer Class Actions; Antitrust.Email: Lubna M. Faruqi

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 and Chair of the firm's Securities Fraud Litigation Department. Mr. Gonnello focuses his practice on shareholder litigation and class actions. 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 in 1998, and was a member of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

Publications

"'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.

Cases

09/20/2013
L & L Energy, Inc. (LLEN)

09/20/2013
OvaScience, Inc. (OVAS)

09/06/2013
Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NES)

09/06/2013
PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR)

08/30/2013
LinnCo, LLC (LNCO)

08/23/2013
Tower Group International, Inc. (TWGP)

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
Blount International, Inc. (BLT)

08/09/2013
Inteliquent, Inc. (IQNT)

08/09/2013
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (ATPAQ)

08/02/2013
Vocera Communications, Inc. (VCRA)

08/02/2013
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK)

07/30/2013
Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX)

07/24/2013
Polycom, Inc. (PLCM)

07/19/2013
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG)

07/15/2013
Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC)

07/15/2013
World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD)

07/12/2013
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR)

07/10/2013
Linn Energy, LLC (LINE)

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)

07/03/2013
IEC Electronics Corp. (IEC)

07/01/2013
Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)

07/01/2013
Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK)

06/28/2013
Invacare (IVC)

06/28/2013
Amyris, Inc. (AMRS)

06/25/2013
Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VNDA)

06/24/2013
Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL)

06/21/2013
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO)

06/21/2013
Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX)

06/21/2013
iGATE Corporation (IGTE)

06/07/2013
Uni-Pixel, Inc. (UNXL)

06/07/2013
CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

06/07/2013
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. (MHR)

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
Exide Technologies (XIDE)

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
Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (HNR)

05/03/2013
UniTek Global Services, Inc. (UNTK)

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
Atlantic Power Corporation (AT)

03/29/2013
Star Scientific, Inc. (STSI)

03/29/2013
Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL)

03/29/2013
Incyte Corporation (INCY)

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)

02/22/2013
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO)

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
Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Limited (LPH)

01/11/2013
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS)

01/11/2013
Silvercorp Metals, Inc. (SVM)

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)

11/16/2012
Envivio, Inc. (ENVI)

11/16/2012
Blyth, Inc. (BTH)

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)

10/12/2012
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX)

10/05/2012
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (UBNT)

10/05/2012
Patriot Coal Corporation (PCXCQ)

10/05/2012
Digital Domain media Group, Inc. (DDMGQ)

10/01/2012
DGSE Companies Inc. (DGSE)

10/01/2012
Zagg Incorporated (ZAGG)

10/01/2012
Audience, Inc. (ADNC)

09/28/2012
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (QCOR)

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
American Oriental Bioengineering Inc. (AOBI)

08/10/2012
Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX)

08/10/2012
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (MLNK)

08/10/2012
Green Dot Corporation (GDOT)

08/10/2012
RadioShack Corporation (RSH)

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
Centene Corporation (CNC)

07/20/2012
Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS)

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)

06/29/2012
MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO)

06/22/2012
LHC Group, Inc. (LHCG)

06/22/2012
THQ Inc. (THQI)

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
Carbo Ceramics, Inc. (CRR)

06/01/2012
Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TBET)

06/01/2012
China-Biotics, Inc. (CHBT)

05/29/2012
ViroPharma Incorporated (VPHM)

05/25/2012
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

05/25/2012
Qiao Xing Universal Resources (XING.PK)

05/24/2012
Nokia Corporation (NOK)

05/24/2012
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX)

05/24/2012
Magna International Inc. (MGA)

05/23/2012
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

05/23/2012
Facebook, Inc. (FB)

04/20/2012
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S)

04/20/2012
A123 Systems Inc. (AONE)

04/20/2012
Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH)

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
Dynegy Inc. (DYN)

03/21/2012
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (FBC)

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
Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

02/22/2012
John Paulson’s Advantage and Advantage Plus Funds

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
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
Focus Media Holding Limited (FMCN)

12/14/2011
GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLGL)

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
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)

11/17/2011
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 in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP’s New York office and Chair of the firm's Shareholder Merger and Transactional Litigation Department. Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal career advocating shareholder rights and has appeared before Delaware Chancery Court in numerous occasions on behalf of shareholders in mergers and acquisitions class actions.

Before joining Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Mr. Monteverde gained extensive experience litigating exclusively mergers and acquisitions class actions from inception to conclusion. See Sullivan v. Gorog, et al., Case Number BC398258 (CA Superior Ct. 2008)(prosecuting preliminary injunction to enjoin tender offer by Best Buy Co. Inc. of Napster, Inc., resulting in post-tender offer settlement for the enlargement of appraisal rights of Napster shareholders); In re Candela Corporation Shareholders Litigation, Lead Civil Action No. 09-4092-BLS1(MA Supreme Ct. 2009)(obtaining settlement of additional disclosures pertaining to the acquisition of Candela Corporation by Syneron Medical Ltd. and reforming merger agreement to reduce termination fee by approximately 20%); and Ubaney v. Rubinstein, et al., Civil Action No. 5459-VCL (Del. Ch. Ct. 2010)(obtaining supplemental disclosures in connection with the acquisition of Palm, Inc., including complete disclosure of Palm Inc.’s financial projections and free cash flows for 2010 through 2015).

At Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Mr. Monteverde continues to protect shareholder rights. He has acted as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in 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); In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 5780-VC (Del. Ch.)(obtaining post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million after two years of hotly contested litigation); in In Re Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Shareholders Litigation, Consolidated Case No. 5644-VCS (Del. Ch. Ct. 2010) (negotiating significant supplemental disclosures regarding the acquisition of Valeant by Biovail); and McGowan v. ICX Technologies, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 1:10CV1013 (Eastern Dist. Of VA 2010)(achieving a class action settlement for additional disclosures pertaining to the tender offer of ICX Technologies, Inc. and extending the appraisal rights period for ICX Technologies shareholders by 20 days).

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.

Publications

03/11/2013
Emerging Trends in Say-on-Pay Disclosure

02/15/2013
Battling for Say on Pay Transparency

Awards

Mr. Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2013 New York Metro Rising Star:

Cases

09/24/2013
Greenway Medical Technologies (GWAY)

09/24/2013
Yongye International, Inc. (YONG)

09/23/2013
Verenium Corporation (VRNM)

09/23/2013
Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (OPAY)

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
Dial Global, Inc. (DIAL)

09/13/2013
MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (MNTG)

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
TMS International Corp. (TMS)

08/28/2013
Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (HITK)

08/28/2013
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ONXX)

08/19/2013
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. (IMUC)

08/19/2013
National Technical Systems Inc. (NTSC)

08/16/2013
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGT)

08/16/2013
Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI)

08/16/2013
Firstbank Corporation (FBMI)

08/16/2013
Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (VLTR)

08/15/2013
Radisys Corporation (RSYS)

08/15/2013
NetApp, Inc. (NTAP)

08/15/2013
As Seen on TV, Inc. (ASTV)

08/07/2013
Transcat, Inc. (TRNS)

08/07/2013
FS Bancorp, Inc. (FSBW)

08/07/2013
Prospect Global Resources, Inc. (PGRX)

08/07/2013
Sono-Tek Corporation (SOTK)

08/07/2013
Synergy Resources Corporation (SYRG)

08/07/2013
American Software, Inc. (AMSWA)

08/07/2013
IXYS Corporation (IXYS)

07/31/2013
Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA)

07/31/2013
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OPTR)

07/31/2013
Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (TSRX)

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
Comarco, Inc. (CMRO)

07/12/2013
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMMY)

07/10/2013
Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. (HTSI)

07/03/2013
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (RMCF)

07/03/2013
Digital Power Corp. (DPW)

07/03/2013
UQM Technologies, Inc. (UQM)

07/03/2013
Advanced Photonix Inc. (API)

07/01/2013
Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. (LVB)

06/24/2013
sTec, Inc. (STEC)

06/24/2013
Keynote Systems, Inc. (KEYN)

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
T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)

05/29/2013
Smithfield Foods Inc. (SFD)

05/29/2013
Stewart Enterprises Inc. (STEI)

05/29/2013
CapLease, Inc. (LSE)

05/28/2013
Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS)

05/28/2013
Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMTH)

05/24/2013
rue21, Inc. (RUE)

05/22/2013
Soundbite Communications, Inc. (SDBT)

05/22/2013
Multiband Corporation (MBND)

05/20/2013
Websense, Inc. (WBSN)

05/20/2013
Theragenics Corporation (TGX)

05/20/2013
CFS Bancorp, Inc. (CITZ)

05/20/2013
Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. (PSE)

05/20/2013
BBX Capital Corporation (BBX)

05/17/2013
The Jones Group Inc. (JNY)

05/15/2013
Overhill Farms, Inc. (OFI)

05/13/2013
First Merchants Corporation (FRME)

05/13/2013
MOD-PAC Corp. (MPAC)

05/13/2013
MEMSIC, Inc. (MEMS)

05/13/2013
Aerosonic Corporation (AIM)

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
SYNNEX Corporation (SNX)

02/27/2013
API Technologies Corp. (ATNY)

02/22/2013
OfficeMax Incorporated (OMX)

02/22/2013
Berry Petroleum Co. (BRY)

02/22/2013
NetSpend Holdings, Inc. (NTSP)

02/22/2013
First Financial Holdings, Inc. (FFCH)

02/22/2013
PVF Capital Corp. (PVFC)

02/19/2013
AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC)

02/19/2013
MDC Holdings Inc. (MDC)

02/15/2013
Artio Global Investors Inc. (ART)

02/15/2013
H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ)

02/08/2013
Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT)

02/08/2013
Dell Inc. (DELL)

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
Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (VCBI)

02/01/2013
Copano Energy, L.L.C. (CPNO)

02/01/2013
BioClinica, Inc. (BIOC)

02/01/2013
Concur Technologies, Inc. (CNQR)

02/01/2013
Online Resources Corp. (ORCC)

01/31/2013
Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC)

01/31/2013
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV)

01/30/2013
The Toro Company (TTC)

01/29/2013
Somerset Hills Bancorp (SOMH)

01/24/2013
Telanetix, Inc. (TNIX)

01/24/2013
Sirona Dental Systems Inc. (SIRO)

01/24/2013
Matthews International Corporation (MATW)

01/24/2013
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP)

01/23/2013
MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MAPP)

01/16/2013
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO)

01/16/2013
Landauer, Inc. (LDR)

01/16/2013
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (VTSS)

01/16/2013
Teche Holding Company (TSH)

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
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (ASCA)

12/26/2012
Westway Group, Inc. (WWAY)

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
Clearwire Corp. (CLWR)

12/14/2012
Moog Inc. (MOG)

12/14/2012
Micron Technology Inc. (MU)

12/14/2012
Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)

12/14/2012
Commercial Metals Company (CMC)

12/11/2012
TNS, Inc. (TNS)

12/11/2012
Intermec, Inc. (IN)

12/11/2012
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO)

12/11/2012
Digi International Inc. (DGII)

12/11/2012
Hometrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI)

12/11/2012
PriceSmart Inc. (PSMT)

12/11/2012
Ashland Inc. (ASH)

12/07/2012
Epoch Holding Corporation (EPHC)

12/04/2012
Young Innovations, Inc. (YDNT)

12/04/2012
Actuant Corporation (ATU)

12/03/2012
Florida Gaming Corporation (FGMG)

11/30/2012
Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (SHS)

11/30/2012
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (KCG)

11/27/2012
Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (RAH)

11/21/2012
Heelys, Inc. (HLYS)

11/19/2012
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (GBX)

11/19/2012
Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (OUTD)

11/19/2012
BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. (BMTI)

11/19/2012
MannKind Corp. (MNKD)

11/15/2012
Bluegreen Corp. (BXG)

11/14/2012
Teavana Holdings, Inc. (TEA)

11/13/2012
Titanium Metals Corporation (TIE)

11/12/2012
CreXus Investment Corp. (CXS)

11/12/2012
Jefferies Group, Inc. (JEF)

11/09/2012
KAYAK Software Corporation (KYAK)

11/08/2012
DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DUSA)

11/05/2012
Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. (MDF)

11/05/2012
KBW, Inc. (KBW)

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
Zygo Corporation (ZIGO)

10/05/2012
JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU)

10/05/2012
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH)

10/01/2012
Ceradyne Inc. (CRDN)

09/27/2012
Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM)

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
The Marcus Corporation (MCS)

09/18/2012
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (AIT)

09/18/2012
NeoStem, Inc. (NBS)

09/18/2012
Cintas Corp. (CTAS)

09/18/2012
Electro Rent Corp. (ELRC)

09/17/2012
AngioDynamics Inc. (ANGO)

09/17/2012
IRIS International Inc. (IRIS)

09/17/2012
Complete Genomics, Inc. (GNOM)

09/17/2012
Synaptics Inc. (SYNA)

09/14/2012
Presstek, Inc. (PRST)

09/12/2012
Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (MEDW)

09/12/2012
Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK)

09/06/2012
American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (ARCT)

09/04/2012
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (MRX)

08/28/2012
SeaBright Holdings, Inc. (SBX)

08/28/2012
Magellan Petroleum Corporation (MPET)

08/27/2012
Kenexa Corp. (KNXA)

08/27/2012
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG)

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
GeoEye, Inc. (GEOY)

07/24/2012
RailAmerica, Inc. (RA)

07/24/2012
GenOn Energy, Inc. (GEN)

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
Presidential Life Corporation (PLFE)

07/16/2012
Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (PRX)

07/16/2012
FX Alliance Inc. (FX)

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
MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO)

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
Beacon Federal Bancorp, Inc. (BFED)

06/05/2012
New England Bancshares Inc. (NEBS)

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
Cost Plus, Inc. (CPWM)

05/16/2012
Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (GOLF)

05/08/2012
Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC)

05/07/2012
EasyLink Services International Corp. (ESIC)

05/07/2012
Charming Shoppes Inc. (CHRS)

05/07/2012
Kensey Nash Corp. (KNSY)

05/02/2012
Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS)

05/02/2012
PLX Technology, Inc. (PLXT)

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
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (CHSI)

04/18/2012
Knology, Inc. (KNOL)

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
DDi Corp. (DDIC)

04/04/2012
HOMEQ Corporation (HEQ)

04/04/2012
Lithium One Inc. (LI)

03/28/2012
Opnext, Inc. (OPXT)

03/26/2012
Comverge, Inc. (COMV)

03/23/2012
Flanders Corporation (FLDR)

03/23/2012
Encore Bancshares, Inc. (EBTX)

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
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
Taleo Corporation (TLEO)

02/10/2012
O’Charley’s (CHUX)

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
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
Mortons Restaurants Group Inc. (MRT)

12/16/2011
Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS)

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
Tekelec (TKLC)

11/08/2011
interCLICK, Inc. (ICLK)

11/08/2011
INX, Inc. (INX)

11/08/2011
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (SNSTA)

11/08/2011
Force Protection, Inc. (FRPT)

10/26/2011
SemGroup Corporation (SEMG)

10/26/2011
Adolor Corp. (ADLR)

10/26/2011
HealthSpring, Inc. (HS)

10/19/2011
Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANDS)

10/19/2011
Brigham Exploration Co. (BEXP)

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 and Chair of the firm’s Consumer Fraud Litigation Department. Mr. Vozzolo joined Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP in 1999 and became a partner of the firm in January, 2004. Mr. Vozzolo’s practice focuses on representing individuals and institutional investors seeking redress for financial and consumer fraud.

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 (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.

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)

09/20/2011
L&L Energy, Inc. (LLEN)

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).

Adam Gonnelli became associated with Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, in 2002 and became a partner of the firm in 2004.

Since joining Faruqi & Faruqi, Mr. Gonnelli has concentrated his practice on wage and hour litigation and representing corporate whistleblowers. Representative cases include 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); Garcia v. Lowe’s, Cos., Inc., No. 841120 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (case to recover overtime pay for delivery drivers); 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).

Prior to joining the firm, he actively participated in such cases as Kurzweil v. Philip Morris Cos., No. 94 CIV 2373 (S.D.N.Y.) (Section 10(b) action concerning tobacco addictiveness and trade loading practices, resulting in $116 million settlement); McNamara v. Bre-X Minerals, Ltd., No. 597 CV 159 (E.D. Tex.) (“Gold fraud of the century.” — Time Magazine); Sanders v. Computer Assocs., No. 16640-NC (Del. Ch. Ct.) (derivative case resulting in judgment for plaintiff requiring executives to return 9.5 million shares to company); Romig v. Jefferson-Pilot Life Ins. Co., No. 95 Civ. 9703 (N.C. Sup. Ct.) (consumer class action on behalf of purchasers of vanishing premium insurance policies); and Koppell v. New York State Board of Elections, No. 98 CIV 4920 (S.D.N.Y.) (constitutional action on behalf of former New York State Attorney General challenging state statute governing order of candidates’ names on primary ballot).

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, monetary policy, and other topics. 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).

Mr. Gonnelli has also represented Consumers Union, the Wireless Consumers Alliance and the Filipino American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Cases

12/02/2011
David Lerner Associates, Inc.

Practice Areas: Transaction Litigation; Consumer Class Actions.Email: Adam Gonnelli

ASSOCIATES

Andrea Clisura (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, New Jersey; 2012, New York; United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. Education: New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011).

Andrea Clisura is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and focuses her practice on consumer class action litigation.

Ms. Clisura graduated from New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011). While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Clisura was an Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy, and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Her note, "None of Their Business: The Need for Another Alternative to New York's Bail Bond Business," was published in Volume 19, Issue 1 of the Journal of Law and Policy. She also co-authored the hypothetical problem and bench brief for the 2011 Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Clisura also gained experience in law school as an intern: to the Honorable David G. Trager of the Eastern District of New York, for the U.S. Department of Justice (Antitrust Division), and for a New York City-based legal services organization dealing with anti-predatory lending and foreclosure prevention.

Ms. Clisura is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey 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.

Publications

"None of Their Business: The Need for Another Alternative to New York's Bail Bond Business" - Journal of Law and Policy, Brooklyn Law School.

Email: Andrea Clisura

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 and focuses his practice on consumer class action litigation.

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 through working as a paralegal at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP since the 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.

Email: Javier O. Hidalgo

Courtney E. Maccarone (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, New Jersey; 2012, New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Education: New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011).

Courtney E. Maccarone is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and focuses her practice on consumer class action litigation.

Ms. Maccarone graduated from New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011). While at Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Maccarone was the Executive Symposium Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Her note, “Crossing Borders: A TRIPS-Like Treaty on Quarantines and Human Rights” was published in the Spring 2011 edition of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Ms. Maccarone also gained experience in law school as an intern to the Honorable Martin Glenn of the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court, a research assistant for Brooklyn Law School Professor of Law Emeritus Norman Poser, a widely respected expert in international and domestic securities regulation, and as a law clerk for a New York City-based class action firm.

Ms. Maccarone is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

Publications

“Crossing Borders: A TRIPS-Like Treaty on Quarantines and Human Rights”- Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Brooklyn Law School, 2011.

Practice Areas: Consumer Class Action Litigation.Email: Courtney E. Maccarone

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 and focuses his practice on consumer class action litigation.

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.

Email: Miles D. Schreiner

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 and concentrates her practice in the area of securities class action litigation.

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 an 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.

Email: Megan Sullivan

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 and concentrates her practice in the area of antitrust class action litigation. 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).

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 Districts of New York.

Awards

2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.

Cases

03/31/2010
Mark S. Wallach, et al. v. Eaton Corp., et al., No. 10-260 (D. Del.)

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

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 and concentrates her practice in the area of antitrust class action litigation.

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.

Email: Elizabeth A. Silva

Innessa Sarah Melamed (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, New York. Education: Syracuse University (B.A., Political Science and International Relations, summa cum laude, 2007); Pace Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011); Pace Lubin School of Business (M.B.A., Finance, summa cum laude, 2011). Innessa Melamed is an associate in the New York office of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP.

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 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.

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.

OF COUNSEL

Julie K. Pope (Of 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 Of Counsel in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP's New York office and focuses her practice on transactional litigation.

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. Practice Areas: Business; Finance.Email: Julie K. Pope


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