"[Y]ou worked ... like demons. You absolutely worked. And by working as hard as you worked, you got it. You got the settlement that I have to believe was a good settlement.... So I thought you did a fine job, and you came right up to the plate when it was necessary."
In Re Providian Financial Corp. Sec. Litig., Master File No. C 01-3952 CRB (N.D.Cal.) (Hon. Charles R. Breyer speaking directly to Mr. Evangelista at an attorneys' fee hearing, and congratulating $65 million class settlement).
We have broad and deep experience handling a wide variety of business litigation, representing both defendants and plaintiffs, but primarily plaintiffs. Our practice areas include misrepresentation claims; breaches of fiduciary duty and officer & director liability investigations and litigation; contract disputes; wage & hour litigation; whistle blower/qui tam actions; complex, financial fraud matters; consumer product and ERISA class actions; class action opt-out litigation and local federal practice representation.
Among other other current engagements, the firm represents a number of county and city government clients around the Country in high value federal litigation matters against: (i) major financial institutions under the Fair Housing Act, relating to their subprime lending and the resulting foreclosure crisis, and (ii) telecommunication carriers under state 911 fee remittance statutes, for carriers' failure to properly collect and remit statutorily required 911 call center fees.
The firm also represents bankruptcy trustees in claims against former officers and directors for breaches of their their fiduciary duties, institutional and individual investors in securities fraud class actions, shareholders in derivative litigation, and consumers in major consumer class action litigation.
Our broad base of complex litigation experience also gives us the ability to provide thoughtful business and legal advice to help companies -- without their own in-house general litigation counsel -- to avoid litigation, to resolve potential legal disputes and to make better business decisions by understanding their legal rights and the practicalities of the litigation process.