Mr Ralph Ferrara > Proskauer Rose LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2533
United States
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Ralph Ferrara’s practice includes a wide range of litigation, business, regulatory and corporate governance matters. He represents corporations and individuals in complex securities class and shareholder derivative actions as well as contested mergers and acquisitions; advises corporate clients on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements; represents corporations and individuals in government investigations and enforcement proceedings; conducts corporate internal investigations; handles consumer financial services issues; and counsels corporate officers and boards on all of these matters.

Ralph and his team practice in the intersection where class actions, shareholder derivative suits, SEC enforcement matters and white collar prosecutions meet and have the experience and skills to provide full representation to their clients across all of these and other areas.

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United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

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Ralph FerraraProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP has a broad practice that handles internal investigations and defends shareholder class actions, derivative suits, ERISA stock-drop actions, SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, criminal investigations, and issues relating to D&O insurance and indemnification. The firm has a deep bench of litigators in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington DC, but it is in DC that the core of the group resides, with standout securities litigator Ralph Ferrara the most prominent practitioners. Ferrara continues to play a key role in representing the Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico in cases concerning the largest municipal restructuring in US history, $74bn of bond debt and $55bn of underfunded public pension liabilities. With Ashton, he secured a victory for transportation holding company Yellow Corporation in a securities class action in the Northern District of New York, and derivative actions in the District of Kansas, the District of Delaware, and the Delaware Court of Chancery.