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Winston & Strawn LLP

200 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10017, USA
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Work +1 212 294 6700
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James Smith

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Work (212) 294-4633
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Winston & Strawn

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Litigation

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United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

Winston & Strawn LLP has ‘an excellent team of very thoughtful M&A litigators’. ‘Great counselorJames Smith is ‘incredibly eloquent but also practical’ and leads the team from New York. Smith and John Schreiber in Los Angeles defended Pacer International in a merger objection shareholder class action in Tennessee state court that challenged its $335m deal with XPO Logistics. Recommended partners in New York include Richard Reinthaler, who ‘has superb judgment and is a master of details’, and Matthew DiRisio, who advised Lear Corp in post-closing litigation arising from its $850m acquisition of Everett Smith Group.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Winston & Strawn LLP is ‘involved at the cutting edge of securities litigation’. The firm has built a strong reputation in parallel civil proceedings pursuant to governmental investigations, qui tam lawsuits and high-profile cases in heavily-regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services. In Omnicare, Inc v Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, for example, John Schreiber in Los Angeles and Richard Reinthaler and practice chair James Smith in New York argued the groundbreaking issue of how to establish when a statement of opinion is an untrue statement of material fact. Robert Sperling was part of a team that successfully defended JPMorgan in a class action alleging that it incentivized financial advisers to recommend proprietary funds. Casey Berger in Houston, Matthew DiRisio in New York and Chicago-based Caryn Jacobs are among the other key partners.

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