Ian is an experienced litigator, representing public and private institutional investors and has helped recover over $4 billion for clients and class members who invested in public companies. Ian has strong skills in all aspects of complex litigation, including developing and implementing strategies, conducting discovery, and negotiating favorable resolutions. Ian has argued successfully before federal courts throughout the country, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ian is playing, or has recently played, a leading role in the following actions:
Lord Abbett Affiliated Fund, Inc., et al. v. American International Group, Inc. et al., 1:15-cv-00774-LTS (S.D.N.Y.) (Direct Action, resolved)
General Electric Pension Trust, et al. v. American International Group, Inc. et al., 1:15-cv-00957-LTS (S.D.N.Y.) (Direct Action, resolved)
In re Finisar Corp. Sec. Litig., 5:11-cv-01252-EJD (N.D. Cal.) (Class Action, pending)
In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 (CRB); BRS v. Volkswagen AG, et al., 16-cv-3435 (N.D. Cal.) (“Bondholder Securities Action”) (Class Action, pending)
City of Orlando Police Pension Fund v. Page, 4:13-cv-02038-PJH (N.D. Cal.) (Google Shareholder Deriv. Action, resolved)
Silverstrand Investments, et al. v. Amag Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 10-cv-10470-NMG (D. Mass.) (Class Action, resolved)
Brown v. China Integrated Energy, Inc., 2:11-cv-02559-BRO (C.D. Cal.) (Class Action, resolved)
Ian is also involved in the firm’s case development and lead plaintiff appointment process for our clients, analyzing their interests and best options to maximize their recovery. Ian has recently played a prominent role in AF&T’s successful representation of institutional investors in lead plaintiff contests in the following representative securities fraud class actions:
In re SunEdison, Inc. Sec. Litig. MDL No. 02742 (PKC); Pyramid Holdings, Inc. v TerraForm Global, Inc. et al, 1:16-cv-07981-PKC (S.D.N.Y.)
Perlmutter v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. et al, 5:10-cv-03451-LHK (N.D. Cal.)
In re Finisar Corp. Sec. Litig., 5:11-cv-01635-EJD (N.D. Cal.)
In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2672 (CRB); BRS v. Volkswagen AG, et al., 16-cv-3435 (N.D. Cal.) (“Bondholder Securities Action”)
Brown v. China Integrated Energy, Inc., 2:11-cv-02559-BRO (C.D. Cal.)
Ian is most proud of his work educating investors about securities litigation. Towards that goal, Ian has been a speaker on various topics and has authored or co-authored the following articles: “Other People’s Money: The Unrealized Conflicts of Securities Lending” (Wall Street Lawyer, July 2010); “Why Institutional Investors Opt-Out of Securities Fraud Class Actions and Pursue Direct Individual Actions” (PLI Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute, July 23, 2009); “Credit Rating Agencies: Out of Control and in Need of Reform” (Securities Litigation & Regulation Reporter, June 30, 2009); “Ruling Warns Funds to Follow Class Actions” (Pensions & Investments, December 8, 2008); and “The 7th Circuit Sends a Strong Message: Institutions Must Monitor Securities Class Actions Claims” (The NAPPA Report, August 2008).