Dean Kristy

Dean Kristy

Fenwick & West LLP

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Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Allegations Assailing Independence Of VC Directors In Dismissing Derivative Suit

A recent Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing derivative fiduciary duty claims has significance for public companies with board members who are associated with venture capital firms. ...more

9/8/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Security DE Supreme Court Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Financial Adviser Financial Markets Financial Sector Pensions Popular Publicly-Traded Companies Startups Stocks Venture Capital

Securities Litigation Alert: The Supreme Court’s Halliburton Decision: Reliance Can Still Be Presumed In Securities Class Actions,...

In a highly anticipated decision issued June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (June 23, 2014), declined an invitation to overrule the “fraud-on-the-market” presumption — a...more

6/25/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Securities Litigation Alert: 'Tis the Season: Proxy Statements and Litigation Challenges to Compensation Disclosures

Over the past several months, plaintiffs' lawyers have stepped up attacks on executive compensation disclosures in proxy statements. Although to date most of these attacks have been unsuccessful, the number of case filings is...more

12/4/2012 - Compensation Committee Proxy Statements Say-on-Pay Shareholder Litigation

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