Richard E. Coe represents clients in complex disputes involving antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance issues. He routinely handles class action cases and has particular experience in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. He is co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Team.
Rick frequently represents public companies, their directors and officers, and investors in the defense of claims arising from corporate transactions. He has defended clients against challenges to mergers and acquisitions; prosecuted and defended clients in indemnification disputes asserting breaches of representations and warranties in deal documents; negotiated working capital disputes, defended officers and directors against breach of fiduciary duty claims; represented the company or a committee of the board of directors in connection with several special investigations; and represented companies in books and records disputes. He also litigates a number of matters involving complex accounting issues and has a demonstrated ability to distill complex accounting issues into themes and arguments that can persuade a judge or jury. Rick also advises clients during the negotiation of transactions to help them reduce the risk of disputes after the deal is closed.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Richard E. Coe