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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

ONE NEW YORK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY 10004, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 859 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 859 4000
Email:
Web:
www.friedfrank.com
Frankfurt, London, New York, Washington DC

Peter Simmons

Tel:
Work 212.859.8455
Email:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Litigation, Securities and Shareholder Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust Litigation, Antitrust and Competition, Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Mr. Simmons handles a wide array of complex commercial, financial and securities disputes at both the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitration. He represents financial institutions, corporations and directors in major nationwide class actions and multidistrict litigations; in disputes over corporate governance and fiduciary duties; and in numerous cases arising from public and private M&A transactions and corporate investments. His cases include disputes over accounting fraud, pay-to-play practices, corporate disclosures and omissions, and conflicts of interest.

Career

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Simmons clerked for the Hon. Lawrence W. Pierce on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Member

American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Securities Litigation), Federal Bar Council

Education

Mr. Simmons received his JD from Columbia Law School in 1987 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Treasurer and Senior Editor for Columbia Law Review), and his AB from Columbia University in 1985 (Magna cum laude).


United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Peter Simmons and William McGuinness at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York represented Goldman Sachs, which acted as financial adviser to ExamWorks, in a stockholder litigation arising from the company’s $2.2bn acquisition by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners. The case alleged that the board breached its fiduciary duty to stockholders. Also recommended is Scott Luftglass, who advised Morgans Hotel Group on a challenge to its $800m sale to SBE.

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