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In a significant decision, the Delaware Chancery Court on December 19, 2018 held that certificates of incorporation in Delaware-chartered companies cannot have forum selection provisions requiring shareholder actions under the Securities Act of 1933 to be filed in federal court. In Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg, C.A. 2017-0931-JTL, slip op. (Del. Ch. Dec. 19, 2018), Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster drew an important distinction between internal-affairs claims, such as derivative actions, which may be regulated by forum selection provisions, and external-affairs claims, such as actions under the 1933 Act, in which the plaintiff happens to be a stockholder but which concern the corporation’s external relationships.
As litigation boutique Alto Litigation PC celebrates its fifth anniversary, the firm’s lawyers and staff take part in Five Acts of Gratitude to give back to the San Francisco community.
Kopel is quoted in article entitled “What's Next: SEC's Big No in Crypto | Illegal Gene Dabbling | Government Facial Recognition Face Off.”
Veteran SEC defense lawyer and securities litigator Jared Kopel joins Alto Litigation as senior counsel.
Ketroser's "10 Pitfalls For Shareholder Derivative Litigants" runs in Expert Analysis section
Ketroser pens "Demand futility in the 9th Circuit"
Special supplement highlights individuals who have made a remarkable difference in their specialized area of law
One of just 20 firms statewide to receive the distinction this year, Alto was recognized for its work in complex commercial litigation.
Alto Litigation’s Gabriel A. Peixoto examines a recent SEC report detailing an investigation into the impact of cyber-fraud on public company internal accounting controls.
Bahram represents clients in securities class actions and derivative lawsuits, SEC investigations, trade secret disputes and complex commercial litigation.
Daniel’s practice focuses on commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation.
Benchmark Litigation released its 2019 rankings recognizing Alto Litigation among the top firms in California.
Alto Litigation’s Gabriel A. Peixoto examines the SEC’s recent $1 million settlement with a broker-dealer and investment advisor in connection with a 2016 cyber incident.
Alto Litigation’s Gabriel A. Peixoto discusses a new California law designed to secure Internet-connected devices from cyber threats.
Daniel will be sworn in on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the organization’s annual convention held in Chicago.
Alto Litigation’s Gabriel A. Peixoto breaks down the key provisions of Brazil’s first comprehensive data privacy law.
Alto Litigation’s Bryan Ketroser discusses demand letter protocol.
The ABTL Leadership Development Committee event welcomed the Honorable Curtis E.A. Karnow of the San Francisco Superior Court—Complex Civil Litigation Department.
Bahram presented an August webinar on securities litigation updates, trends and developments for The Knowledge Group.
The 40 & Under Hot List recognizes the most talented young litigators in North America.
On November 15, 2017, Aim High held its annual gala celebrating its 31st anniversary.
On October 19, 2017, Alto Litigation, PC partner Bryan Ketroser was invited by the Practicing Law Institute to join a group of distinguished attorneys, professors, and economists as a faculty member for PLI’s “Pocket MBA 2017” program.
Alto Litigation, PC Partner Daniel Sakaguchi was sworn in as President-Elect of NAPABA and gave the Convention’s closing remarks, including a preview of the 30thAnniversary NAPABA Convention in Chicago in 2018.