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Gregg Mashberg

Gregg Mashberg

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Gregg Mashberg is co-head of the Securities Litigation Group and a former chair of the Litigation Department. He has a broad-based practice and experience before numerous judicial and administrative forums.

Gregg has a particular focus on securities litigation, defending public companies and their directors and officers in class actions, SEC investigations and enforcement actions. Gregg also has broad experience in defending directors and officers in shareholder derivative and class actions arising from mergers and acquisitions and direct breach of fiduciary duty suits under state law. As part of his securities litigation practice, Gregg is outside litigation counsel for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and its subsidiaries, the nation's principal securities settlement and depository institutions. He has litigated in trial and appellate courts around the country, successfully defending against claims challenging the securities clearing and settlement system.

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Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Another Disclosure-Only M&A Settlement and Warns of “Increasingly Vigilant” Scrutiny

The Delaware Court of Chancery last week dealt another blow to disclosure-only settlements of merger litigation and refused to approve a proposed class-action settlement arising from Zillow, Inc.’s acquisition of Trulia, Inc. The court’s decision held that the supplemental disclosures that formed the basis of the settlement were not “material or even helpful to Trulia’s … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Madoff Trustee’s Six-Year Transfer and Preference Claims

With several billions of dollars ultimately at stake, the Second Circuit has affirmed that Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code, a safe-harbor protecting certain securities-related payments from bankruptcy “claw backs,” barred Irving Picard, Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC (“BLMIS”), from asserting all but a limited category of avoidance and recovery claims. In … Continue Reading
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