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What the team is known for Enjoys a solid reputation for its litigation expertise as it pertains to securities class actions and derivative suits, including cases of accounting and securities fraud. Possesses a large client base of corporate issuers, regularly acting for clients from the technology and life sciences industries, with additional experience pertaining to a broad range of other sectors including aerospace, energy and financial services. Regularly features in litigation arising out of IPOs and stock offerings. Also active in Delaware M&A litigation.
Strengths A client describes Wilson Sonsini as "an incredible firm. They are people I'd go back to again and again my whole career. They're the finest derivative defense lawyers in the country."
A second client comments: "It's our top litigation firm, and I can't say enough good things about them - they're fantastic and unmatched."
Market sources call them "very skilled at representing issuers in IPO litigation."
Work highlights Defended SanDisk in a large securities class action. Plaintiffs allege that the client violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act by concealing problems in its enterprise business unit, one of which was the integration of a recently acquired company. Secured a settlement for the client.
Nicki Locker heads the securities litigation group.