This comprehensive legal study features an up-to-date listing of state derivative action statutes and rules, plus analysis of other significant developments, such as the effect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on shareholder derivative litigation and recent case law concerning the demand requirement and attorneys' fees. It also delivers a wealth of useful working tools, including an easy to follow flow chart, relevant code sections and model forms.
Ralph C. Ferrara is the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. His practice includes a wide range of business regulatory and corporate governance matters; representing corporations and individuals in complex securities class and shareholder derivative actions; advising corporate clients on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements; representing corporations and individuals in government investigations and enforcement proceedings; and conducting corporate internal investigations and counseling corporate officers, committees and boards on these matters. Mr. Ferrar has argued on five occasions before the United States Supreme Court, and he has appeared in each of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and represented clients in state and federal courts across the country. From 1978-1981, Mr. Ferrara served as General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, Mr. Ferrara was a trial attorney, special counsel, and branch chief in the Commission's Division of Enforcement, where he participated in numerous court proceedings. During his career with the Commission, Mr. Ferrara also has acted as Executive Assistant or Special Counsel to three Chairmen, Assistant General Counsel, and Special Counsel to the Chairman.
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