Dean advocates for many of the country’s most innovative technology companies and their officers and directors. His clients have included Tesla, Cisco Systems, DocuSign, Fitbit and SolarCity in a wide variety of venues throughout the country.
Dean is a seasoned litigator who defends clients in securities class actions, fiduciary duty cases, merger challenges, corporate governance disputes, derivative litigation and executive compensation cases. He also represents clients in regulatory matters and advises companies on disclosure and other corporate governance matters. In addition to serving as Co-Chair of our Securities Litigation practice, Dean is Co-Chair of our Corporate Governance group (a combination of experienced corporate and securities litigation practitioners).
Dean has successfully argued cases throughout the country, particularly in courts in the Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit and before the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has represented a wide range of domestic and international clients, including technology, automobile, solar energy, pharmaceutical, entertainment and healthcare companies, as well as blockchain and crypto currency clients.
Dean’s victories include cases that are regularly cited in securities class actions, such as his victory for Tesla in the Ninth Circuit, which clarified when certain “on track” statements will be deemed forward-looking and protected by the safe harbor under the federal securities laws.