In today’s environment, mergers, acquisitions, and other significant business deals routinely result in transaction-related litigation. Alston & Bird’s M&A litigators have extensive experience defending public and private companies, their directors and officers, and their transactional advisers in federal and state courts against complex and high-stakes M&A-related litigation. We have defended class actions alleging violations of the federal securities laws, shareholder breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other state courts, merger-agreement-based breach of contract and fraud claims, and statutory appraisal actions, among other claims.
Our attorneys have an impressive track record of obtaining early dismissal, as well as litigating M&A lawsuits through summary judgment and trial. We routinely work with our highly acclaimed corporate lawyers and in-house accounting and financial consultants to provide comprehensive strategic advice through the life of the transaction and the litigation to achieve our clients’ objectives, whether that is a favorable settlement to remove the risk of litigation or successfully defending the lawsuit in court.