Nicole Roth maintains a diverse commercial litigation caseload. Her substantive focus includes complex commercial litigation, criminal defense, securities and corporate governance issues, internal investigations, contract disputes, and consumer class actions. Specifically, Ms. Roth has extensive experience with both federal and state securities laws, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and California unfair competition law. Ms. Roth serves a variety of clients from the technology, energy and corporate sectors.
Ms. Roth has argued before federal judges, taken and defended numerous depositions including both fact and expert witnesses, served as lead counsel in a significant environmental dispute, served as lead counsel in an unfair competition action, and written numerous federal and state briefs. Ms. Roth has managed several cases in federal court and has substantial discovery and dispositive motion experience.
Significant involvement in recent cases include the following:
- won the dismissal of multiple shareholder challenges to one of the largest ever technology company mergers;
- won the dismissal of securities class action seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from a leading software firm, its board members and executives;
- represented numerous witnesses throughout multiple highly publicized criminal trials;
- represented the former controller of a technology company in connection with litigation and SEC and DOJ investigations related to stock option issues;
- represented the special committee of the board of directors of a technology company in its investigation of past stock option grant practices; and
- represented the special committee of the board of directors of an energy company in its investigation of a possible conflict of interest during the sale of a subsidiary.
Ms. Roth has also authored more than a dozen case updates for the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter.