A Latham defense team for Apple achieved a decisive first-round victory in a New York federal securities litigation, earning a Shout Out in American Lawyer’s Litigators of the Week column.
Michele Johnson, Global Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department, is consistently recognized as a leading national trial lawyer.
Ms. Johnson represents industry-leading companies, officers and directors, special committees, and financial institutions in connection with:
- Securities class actions
- Shareholder derivative litigation
- Mergers and acquisitions litigation
- Battles for corporate control
- Fiduciary duty cases
- Proxy contests
- SEC enforcement actions
- Internal investigations
- Other complex, high-exposure litigation
Ms. Johnson’s recent representations include securities class action trials, special committee engagements in controlling stockholder transactions, multi-jurisdictional litigation arising out of solicited and hostile takeover attempts, and investigations and litigation on behalf of special committees and boards of directors related to public company crises. She has significant trial experience involving securities, contract, product liability, unfair business practices, tax, and insurance bad faith trials.
Ms. Johnson is a former member of Latham’s Executive Committee and the former Managing Partner of the Orange County office. She has served on the firm’s Pro Bono, Associates, and Diversity Committees as well. She serves on the boards of the Georgetown University Law Center, Berkeley Center for Law and Business, and Orange County Bar Foundation’s Project Youth, is a member of the American Bar Association’s Corporate Laws Committee, and is past president of the Orange County chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.