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DLA Piper LLP (US)
BALTIMORE, MD 21209-3600
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate and Securities Litigation; Class Actions; Real Estate; Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes; Insurance; Financial Services


Partner; Co-Chair, Corporate and Securities Litigation; Chair, Baltimore Litigation


Jim Mathias is a trial lawyer who engages in a general corporate, securities and business litigation practice.

Jim focuses on litigation concerning securities and financial services, class actions, board governance, complex financial transactions, fraud, internal corporate and compliance investigations and contract disputes.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., Amherst College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has 15 lawyers handling M&A litigation including key partner John Reed in Wilmington, who has 20 years’ experience in matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. He recently handled In re Xura, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, in which he represented Mavenir, Inc, which was formerly known as Xura. The case challenged the price paid for Xura stock in its acquisition by Siris Capital Group in 2016. He also handled an appraisal case for Manti Holdings. James Mathias in Baltimore, who handled a case for Lasalle relating to its cancelled sale to Blackstone, is also recommended.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘great lawyers who are very strong communicators and have excellent drafting skills‘. John Clarke in New York ‘consistently provides excellent service and is very responsive to client needs‘. Clarke co-chairs the corporate and securities litigation practice with James Mathias in Baltimore. San Diego-based Shirli Fabbri Weiss secured the dismissal of class certification in In re Finisar Corp Sec. Litig., which related to the impact of analyst reports on stock prices. On the SEC enforcement side, the firm has specialists in offices across the US, including Deborah Meshulam in Washington DC and John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht also led major cases, including three related securities and shareholder class actions in state and federal court for food company Hain Celestial Group, all arising from allegations of a fraudulent channel stuffing scheme. Caryn Schechtman obtained summary judgment on SEC claims against Yorkville Advisors, which alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the value of hedge fund investments.