Key Experience

  • Litigator who acts as counsel in large lawsuits, including high-profile, complex, multidistrict litigation and significant arbitration
  • Routinely advises funds clients on disputes
  • Handles business disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions

Practice

Bob Pees handles commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration arising from securities offerings and corporate transactions.

Representative Work

  • Represented members of an investment consortium in Section 1782 litigation relating to foreign proceeding arising from the collapse of Yukos Oil Company.
  • Counseled a fund in Section 16(b) short-swing trading litigation. Developed a strategy for challenging a court’s jurisdiction to oppose potential disgorgement of up to $34 million in profits. The case involved novel constitutional issues, was dismissed and is currently on appeal.
  • Assisted a technology company in defense of a consumer class action. At stake were significant reputational and financial damages. Developed and argued a strategy based on a variety of legal theories for dismissal of the case. Plaintiffs sought to claim that television manufacturers were “gaming” federal energy efficiency ratings in a fashion analogous to Volkswagen’s violations in the auto industry. Won dismissal of the case at an early stage with no damages. The precedent-setting win was beneficial to the client and the industry overall.

Speeches

Recognition