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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Joseph C Coates III

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Greenberg Traurig LLP


Joseph C. Coates III focuses his practice on securities litigation, regulatory and class actions, and serves as the head of the West Palm Beach Securities Litigation Group. Joe has represented most of the major broker/dealers in all aspects of their business, including federal and state courts, regulatory matters, and arbitrations. His representation of clients includes appearances as appellate counsel in securities litigation cases in federal and state courts. Joe also focuses on shareholder derivative, corporate governance, and merger and acquisition litigation.

United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Greenberg Traurig, LLP lost international litigation practice co-head Louis Solomon to Reed Smith LLP along with Colin Underwood and Michael Lazaroff, but it retains significant expertise in cross-border disputes. Experienced trial lawyer Hal Shaftel in New York is representing plaintiffs WR Huff Asset Management and Musashi LLC in the recovery of $1.6bn for consulting services rendered in connection with the financial restructuring of Virgin Media. Respected securities litigator Joseph Coates in West Palm Beach advised Everest Capital on a class action and derivative suit arising from investments in Swiss francs.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is ‘a firm that is not afraid to try cases’. Its broad and deep practice has specialist securities litigation expertise focused on key client groups. Bradford Kaufman in West Palm Beach is global chair of the securities litigation practice, while New York-based William Briendel jointly leads the broker-dealer securities litigation group with Kaufman and West Palm Beach-based Tracy Gerber, and Robert Horowitz in New York jointly leads the D&O securities litigation team (which includes securities class actions) with Los Angeles’ Daniel Tyukody. Kaufman and Joseph Coates represented Roger Jenkins, former Barclays chairman of investment banking in the Middle East, in a securities fraud investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. Tyukody acted for Bridgepoint Education in a class action and two state court derivative actions alleging that the company intentionally manipulated its accounting in violation of generally accepted accounting principles. Washington DC-based Elaine Greenberg, whose clients include large investment banks, and Miami-based Hilarie Bass and David Coulson are also recommended.

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