- Representing MiMedx Group Inc. in a securities class action pending in Georgia federal court. Represented MiMedx in shareholder derivative actions in Georgia and Florida federal and state courts.
- Represented Avanos Medical (formerly known as Halyard Health) and two of its former officers in a securities class action in New York federal court where the court granted our motion to dismiss. Jackson v. Halyard Health Inc., et al., No. 1:16-cv-05093 (S.D.N.Y.). The court subsequently denied the plaintiff’s post-judgment motions, which was affirmed by the Second Circuit. Jackson v. Avanos Medical Inc., et al., No. 19-1300 (2nd Cir.). Also represented Avanos Medical in related derivative actions in New York, Delaware, and California federal courts that were voluntarily dismissed in the wake of the Second Circuit opinion in the class action.
- Representing a Fortune 400 manufacturing company in a securities class action and related shareholder derivative actions pending in federal court in Georgia.
- Representing Astec Industries along with certain of its former officers in a shareholder securities class action in Tennessee federal court.
- Representing 3D Systems and several current and former officers as lead counsel in a consolidated shareholder securities class action in New York federal court. Also representing 3D Systems, its board, and certain current and former officers in related shareholder derivative actions in New York federal court and the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas (York County).
- Represented the 3D Systems board of directors in derivative actions in South Carolina federal and state courts, Delaware federal court, and California state court. Represented 3D Systems and several former officers as counsel in a securities class action in South Carolina federal court.
- Represented multiple public companies in confidential audit committee investigations.
- Represented the Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust in defeating a motion for injunction of an M&A transaction and in winning dismissal of a shareholder class action in Maryland federal court.
- Represented LHC Group in a putative class action in Kentucky federal court challenging its merger with Almost Family, which created the second largest in-home health care provider in the country. The court denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin the merger vote, and the deal closed as scheduled. The court subsequently granted the motion to dismiss in its entirety and entered judgment in LHC’s favor. In re Almost Family Securities Litigation, No. 3:18-cv-00040 (W.D. Ky.).
- Represented Internap in a securities class action and related derivative actions in Georgia federal and state courts related to various disclosure issues.
- Represented Coca-Cola Enterprises and its board of directors in a series of class actions in Delaware Chancery Court related to the formation of Coca-Cola European Partners. The deal closed as scheduled.
- Represented The First Bancshares Inc. and its board of directors in two securities class actions in Mississippi federal court and Florida state court related to several transactions. The deals closed as scheduled.
- Represented LHC Group in a securities class action and related derivative actions in Louisiana federal court related to various disclosure issues.
- Member of the trial team that obtained a verdict rejecting the majority of the FDIC’s negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims against the former directors and officers of a closed bank.
- Represented a Fortune 500 public company in an internal investigation arising from a whistleblower’s allegations and related shareholder demands.
- Represented the board of directors of Ebix in a class and derivative action pending in Delaware Chancery Court related to certain corporate governance actions.
- Represented numerous distressed financial institution directors and officers in investigations, enforcement actions, and lawsuits involving the FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve Bank.
- Represented individuals and companies in SEC investigations involving insider trading, misstatements in public filings, and related issues.
Elizabeth Gingold Clark is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group, where she focuses her practice on representing public companies and financial institutions in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, M&A litigation, and government investigations.
Elizabeth’s national practice includes civil matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. She also regularly represents clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators. Elizabeth counsels companies on securities disclosure and corporate governance, and she has served as counsel to special litigation committees formed in response to shareholder derivative demands.
Elizabeth received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009. Elizabeth received her B.S. in 2002 from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Before attending law school, Elizabeth worked in event management for both ARAMARK and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Elizabeth serves on Alston & Bird’s Women’s Initiative and is active in the National Association of Women Lawyers and National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. Elizabeth was selected to the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s (AWF) 2021 class of “Inspire Atlanta,” a leadership program for a select group of diverse professional women seeking to create positive change for women and girls in Atlanta. Elizabeth also serves as co-chair of the Legal Panel for Jewish Family & Career Services in Atlanta.
- The University of North Carolina (法學博士, 2009)
- Cornell University (B.S., 2002)