John G. Schmidt Jr.

John G. Schmidt Jr.

Phillips Lytle LLP

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A Creative Approach to Resisting Shareholder Proposals Pays Dividends

Phillips Lytle LLP’s securities practice recently brought its litigation experience to bear on behalf of a client – National Fuel Gas Company (“National Fuel”) – faced with a shareholder proposal, which the proponent sought...more

12/24/2012 - Proxy Statements SEC Shareholder Proposals

Avoid Class Action Exposure in Consumer Transactions

In AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed a valuable tool for defeating putative class actions, particularly consumer class actions under such statutes as the Fair...more


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