Culverhouse v. Bearden: Representation of officers of a public company that sells a data management platform, in action by investor alleging investment fraud and seeking damages in excess of $4 million. Following briefing on our motion to dismiss, the lawsuit was resolved out of court.
Holotrack Ventures v. Pulse Evolution: Representation of Pulse Evolution, a start-up company, and its directors and officers in a lawsuit brought by foreign investors alleging fraud, misappropriation, and conversion, among other things. The lawsuit was resolved favorably out of court.
Representation of the CEO of a New York investment firm in response to a SEC investigation into allegations of insider trading.
SEC v. Shapiro: Representation of relief defendant who was the wife of Woodbridge Financial Group’s principal and CEO, Robert Shapiro, along with related entities, in an SEC enforcement action alleging that Woodbridge ran a $1.2 billion dollar Ponzi scheme that marketed real estate investment products to retail investors.
SEC v. David Brooks: Representation of the estate of David Brooks, the former CEO of DHB Industries, in $200 million securities fraud enforcement action brought in conjunction with parallel criminal, civil forfeiture and corporate bankruptcy proceedings in New York and Delaware. MNR assisted the client in obtaining a global settlement resul [...]
SEC v. Ruderman: Representation of former chairman and CEO of 1 Global Capital, LLC, a merchant cash advance business, in SEC enforcement action alleging securities fraud violations and seeking in excess of $250 million in disgorgement and penalties.
Representation of several individuals as pool counsel in an SEC investigation into a national bank’s sales and referral practices with respect to banking, brokerage, and wealth management services provided to its customers.
SEC v. Levin: Representation of defendant who created several investment companies that were the largest “feeder” funds that invested in Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. MNR obtained a significantly reduced penalty for the client, and on appeal obtained a reversal of liability on an issue of first impression.
Representation of a former commodity pool operator extradited from Germany in a criminal prosecution by the DOJ for securities fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with the alleged unlawful trading of commodity futures.