In the News January 3, 2011

Alston & Bird Bolsters Securities Litigation Practice on West Coast

Continuing the firm’s expansion on the West Coast, Alston & Bird LLP has added Gidon M. Caine as a partner in the firm’s growing Silicon Valley office.  Formerly of Jones Day, Caine is a well-regarded attorney in the securities and corporate governance sectors.  He joins the firm’s Securities Litigation Group, which was recently highlighted in a study by BTI Consulting Group that included Alston & Bird among a select group of standout firms preferred by clients in the United States for securities litigation.  Caine brings extensive experience representing venture capitalists, mutual funds, investment advisers and directors and officers in securities class actions; corporate governance matters; derivative litigation; fiduciary duty litigation; mergers and acquisitions litigation; criminal, SEC and FINRA matters; internal investigations; arbitration proceedings; prelitigation counseling; and commercial matters.


"Expanding our securities litigation capabilities in California is an important focus for the firm, and Gidon is a highly credentialed litigator in this important area of practice.  His addition also fits with our strategic goal to further bolster our nationally recognized litigation presence in California," said Richard Hays, Alston & Bird's managing partner.  We are delighted to have Gidon as a member of the firm."


A number of Caine’s career highlights include the successful representation of a major oil company in connection with a shareholder derivative action arising out of company’s participation in the Oil for Food Program.  He successfully represented Bookham Technology, Monterey Gourmet Foods, Bell Microproducts and the management of Tarrant Apparel Group in litigation seeking to enjoin proposed corporate transactions.  He successfully represented Brocade Communications and McDATA Corporation in defending parallel actions arising out of termination of a provider agreement.


Caine also has successfully represented numerous issuers in securities class action litigation.  He has represented financial institutions and individuals in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations, both at the state and federal levels.  He has represented venture capitalists and investors in disputes involving venture equity investments and funds.  He has successfully represented issuers and individuals in connection with allegations of stock options backdating. 


Caine is a frequent and sought after writer and speaker on corporate governance and securities issues, and he is regularly quoted in national media outlets, including USA Today.  He received his J.D. from New York University in 1988 and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. 

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