J. Brandon Walker, Partner
New York University (B.A., 2003)
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., 2008)
Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
New York State Bar
South Carolina Bar
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Sixth Circuits
J. Brandon Walker is a partner based in our New York office focusing on securities litigation. Mr. Walker joined the firm in 2012. Recently, Mr. Walker was named a New York Metro area "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers.
Some cases in which Mr. Walker is currently involved include:
■ Representation, as co-lead counsel, of exchange-based investors in futures, swaps, and other Libor-based derivative products, alleging that defendant banks colluded to misreport and manipulate Libor rates;
■ Representation of several European investment managers in individual securities fraud actions against BP plc related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010 and the subsequent drop in BP's share price;
■ Representation, as co-lead counsel, of a class of Zale Corporation investors challenging the proposed acquisition of Zale by Signet Jewelers;
■ Representation, as lead counsel, of a class of NTS, Inc. investors challenging the proposed acquisition of NTS by affiliates of the private equity firm Tower Three Partners LLC;
■ Representation, as co-lead counsel, of a class of Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc. investors challenging the proposed acquisition of Cornerstone by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.;
■ Representation, as lead counsel, of an asset manager in a securities class action against Omnicare related to whistleblower allegations that the Company has committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud; and
■ Representation, as lead counsel, of an asset manager in a securities class action against Eaton Corporation. The lawsuit alleges that Eaton issued false and misleading statements concerning its executives' involvement in a scheme to improperly influence a Mississippi state court judge in litigation the Company had initiated against rival manufacturer Frisby Aerospace, Inc.
Prior to joining KM, Mr. Walker practiced at Motley Rice LLC, where his work focused on complex securities fraud class actions, merger and acquisition cases, and shareholder derivative suits. Mr. Walker represented private investors, public pension funds, banks, unions and other institutional investors in numerous cases, including: In re Allion Healthcare Inc. Shareholders Litigation; In re Alberto Culver Company Shareholder Litigation; In re Atheros Communications, Inc. Shareholder Litigation; Bennet v. Sprint Nextel Corp.; In re Boston Scientific Corporation Securities Litigation; In re Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Shareholders Litigation; Cornwell v. Credit Suisse Group; Erste-Sparinvest KAG v. Netezza Corp.; In re Force Protection Derivative Litigation; Hill v. State Street Corporation; Landesbank Baden-Württemberg v. Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Manville v. Omnicare; In re Regions Financial Corp. Derivative Litigation; and In re RehabCare Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation.
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