"We are up against very aggressive counsel, Your Honor...."
Statement of defense counsel to court in a complex litigation matter. . . .
James M. Evangelista
Jim has over 25 years of diverse, hands-on, complex financial fraud, commercial and class action litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts around the United States with extensive experience in electronic discovery matters. Jim’s broad plaintiffs' experience includes the representation of county governments in high value Fair Housing Act litigation against some of the largest financial institutions in the United States. Jim also has represented institutional pension funds, corporations and individual investors in securities fraud class action, merger and acquisition, shareholder derivative, and general business tort and commercial litigation against a variety of public companies.
David J. Worley
David has over 30 years of experience in complex civil trial and appellate litigation, including many years representing trustees of union pension funds and international and local unions, with substantial experience in portfolio monitoring and securities and other class action litigation. He has repeatedly been named a Georgia Super Lawyer in the field of securities litigation. Among the major securities cases he managed were In re Cryolife Securities Litigation and In re AFC Enterprises Securities Litigation, cases that produced two of the ten largest securities fraud settlements in the history of the Northern District of Georgia.
Kristi Stahnke McGregor
Kristi has over 17 years of experience representing investors, consumers, pension plan participants and small businesses in complex litigation involving the areas of securities, ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, business torts, and class actions. Among Ms. McGregor's cases, she represented U.S. investors alleging violations of the U.S. securities laws by Deutsche Telekom, resulting in $120 million investor recovery, and the shareholders of NYSE Euronext, challenging the proposed merger with the Deutsche Boerse.
Over the last 25 years, Barry has worked for both plaintiff and defense firms in the Atlanta legal community, specializing in securities, consumer fraud, bankruptcy and labor and employment litigation.
Barry graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He also earned his Paralegal Certification from the National Center for Paralegal Training in 1989.
Joy L. Cagle
Joy has worked with many plaintiff's law firms over her long career, as well as an insurance defense firm.
Joy graduated from Oklahoma University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in music. Joy also is a published author and was a restraunateur.