Michael D. Blanchard

Partner

Michael’s practice focuses on all facets of stockholder litigation: books and records demands, derivative litigation, public and private mergers & acquisitions (M&A), securities litigation, directors’ and officers’ compensation, indemnification and advancement, activist defense and control contests. Michael also regularly counsels boards responding to stockholder litigation demands, frequently serves as independent counsel to special committees and routinely advises on litigation avoidance in connection with public company M&A and other transactions. Michael has successfully tried numerous cases to judges and juries alike, including numerous appeals, and has obtained multiple dismissals, including, for example, the dismissal of a 1933 Act class action which Forbes magazine called a “stunning class action victory.”

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