It’s difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving area of corporate governance. Whether handling routine compliance matters, dealing with stakeholders struggling for control over an enterprise, or representing clients in class actions or board investigations, we provide sound, pragmatic counsel you can trust.Corporate governance has emerged and continues to evolve as a focal point of recent and dramatic business reforms in the United States.
Zoran Corp ERISA or 401(k) Litigation (Total as of latest update = 5): 2. The lawsuits allege that the terms of the deal are not fair to M-Systems shareholders.
The defendants include not only San Disk, but M-Systems and certain directors and officers of M-Systems.
He has been tapped as replacement counsel, in the middle of discovery or on the eve of trial, to turn around troubled litigations. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where his notable prosecutions included corruption charges against an SEC attorney, insider trading charges against a celebrity CEO, securities fraud charges against an investment banker magazine dubbed the "Hannibal Lecter of Wall Street" and racketeering trials against some of New York's most feared drug and murder-for-hire gangs.
He has also handled prominent litigations in the art and publishing worlds. Mark was twice awarded the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance, and was chosen as the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation's "Prosecutor of the Year."Mark has served on the Judiciary Committee of the New York Bar Association, where he assisted in evaluating all federal and state judges and prospective judges in New York.
He is also an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients in virtually every type of white collar investigation.
In the technology sector, Mark has established the country’s leading practice devoted to representing companies and government entities facing the business disruption and financial losses caused by failed software implementations involving Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) business software.
Our advice integrates our best thinking in this rapidly evolving area, the best practices that we have observed (and, in many cases, helped implement) of companies on the cutting edge of corporate governance issues and our experience as one of the country’s leading law firms in the defense of shareholder derivative and class actions.
Experience We routinely advise boards of directors and management regarding compliance with their fiduciary obligations, updating corporate governance standards in response to shifting regulatory requirements, structuring complex management compensation programs designed to attract talent and implementing, reviewing or revising antitakeover provisions appropriate to maximize long-term value for an enterprise.
In addition to helping clients with compliance, we are frequently asked to provide counsel in extraordinary events or transactions, including proxy contests for control of a board of directors; contentious shareholder proposals; special investigations by boards of directors or committees, whether instituted in response to internal allegations of wrongdoing or in connection with external investigations, civil or criminal; special committees to address conflicting interest transactions, including going-private proposals by management or controlling stockholders; and pursuit of, and defense against, hostile transactions.
Accolades We count among our lawyers some of the most experienced securities and corporate governance lawyers in the country, including: Bringing Value to Our Clients Our lawyers provide practical advice designed to help clients balance competing expectations regarding the strategic direction of an enterprise, while ensuring compliance with legal and technical requirements.
The information in this post was last updated on September 10, 2008 The purpose of this blog post is to track options backdating related litigation.