Alex Talarides

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Alexander Talarides, a senior associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group.

Alex's practice focuses on disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, directors and officers liability, indemnification and advancement, and stockholder access to books and records; counseling directors, officers, special committees and stockholders on issues of corporation and alternative entity law; and disputes involving complex agreements such as merger agreements, asset purchase agreements, limited liability company and partnership agreements.

Alex has handled a broad array of securities, financial, accounting and other business disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has also assisted boards of directors in connection with stockholder derivative actions and has assisted boards, officers and others in SEC investigations.

Alex has represented Chesapeake Energy, Nordstrom, PayPal, 23andMe, Deckers Outdoor, Oracle, Microsoft, LinkedIn, ASUS, NVIDIA, SemiLEDs, Electronic Arts, Emerson Electric, Barclays, Charles Schwab, UBS, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Viasystems Group, ZipRealty, Synopsys, SureWest Communications, Recurrent Energy, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Merix, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, among others.

  • Alex's experience includes the following.

    • Tompkins v. 23andMe, Inc., 840 F.3d 1016 (9th Cir. 2016). Successfully compelled class action claims alleging violations of various consumer protection statutes into arbitration, which led to dismissal of the claims. The trial court's decision was affirmed in a precedent-setting decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
    • In re Xoom Corp. Stockholder Litigation, 2016 WL 4146425 (Del. Ch. 2016). Defeated stockholders' attempt to enjoin PayPal's acquisition of Xoom, as well as the stockholders' subsequent effort to recover attorneys' fees under the corporate benefit doctrine based on supplemental disclosures that mooted certain disclosure claims.
    • In re Rocket Fuel, Inc. Securities Litigation, 2015 WL 9311921 (N.D. Cal. 2015).  Obtained dismissal on behalf of underwriters of class action claims asserted against them under the Securities Act based on Rocket Fuel's IPO and secondary offering.
    • Burbrink v. Campbell, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128699 (W.D. Wash. 2015).  Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Nordstrom's board of directors.
    • Kelly v. Electronic Arts, Inc., 2015 WL 1967233 (N.D. Cal. 2015).  Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against the company and its top officers.
    • Jones v. Martinez, 230 Cal. App. 4th 1248 (2014). Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Deckers Outdoors' top officers and board of directors. The dismissal was affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion by the California Court of Appeal.   
    • In re NVIDIA Corp. Securities Litigation, 768 F.3d 1046 (9th Cir. 2014). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against the company and its top officers. The dismissal was affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  
    • United Food and Commercial Workers Union v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., 774 F.3d 1229 (10th Cir. 2014). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Act against the company, its top officers, and board of directors. The dismissal was affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
    • Weinstein v. McClendon, 757 F.3d 1110 (10th Cir. 2014). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against Chesapeake Energy and its top officers. The dismissal was affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
    • The Raymond L Permenter Revocable Trust v. Dunham, No. CJ-2014-2064 (Okla. Cnty. Dist. Ct. 2014). Obtained dismissal of stockholder dervivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Chesapeake Energy's board of directors. 
    • In re SemiLEDs Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 13-4776 (S.D.N.Y. 2014). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against the company and its top officers.
    • Egleston v. McClendon, 318 P.3d 210 (Okla. Civ. App. 2013). Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Chesapeake Energy's board of directors. The dismissal was affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.
    • Norris v. McClendon, No. 111,137 (Okla. Civ. App. 2014). Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Chesapeake Energy's board of directors. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal.  
    • In re Chesapeake Energy Corp. 2012 ERISA Class Litigation, 2013 WL 5596908 (W.D. Okla. 2013). Obtained dismissal of class action asserting claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act against the company, its top officers and board of directors.
    • Percoco v. Deckers Outdoor Corp., 2013 WL 3584370 (D. Del. 2013). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against the company and its top officers.
    • Cheseldine v. McClendon, No. 111,890 (Okla. Civ. App. 2013). Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Chesapeake Energy's board of directors. The dismissal was affirmed on appeal.
    • Bracht v. Deckers Outdoor Corp., No. 12-4768 (C.D. Cal. 2012). Obtained dismissal of securities class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against the company and its top officers.
    • Town of Davie Police Officers Retirement System v. RightNow Technologies, Inc., No. 11-1032 (Gallatin Cnty. Dist. Ct. 2012). Obtained dismissal of stockholder class action challenging Oracle's acquisition of RightNow Technologies.
    • Deborah G. Mallow IRA SEP Investment Plan v. McClendon, 2012 WL 2036748 (W.D. Okla. 2012). Defeated stockholders' attempt to enjoin Chesapeake Energy's annual stockholder meeting.
    • Granfield v. NVIDIA Corp., 2012 WL 2847575 (N.D. Cal. 2012). Obtained dismissal of class action asserting claims against the company for breach of implied warranties and violations of California's consumer protection laws.
    • Asbestos Workers Philadelphia Pension Fund v. McCormick, No. 0910-14399 (Multnomah Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2010). Defeated stockholders' attempt to enjoin Viasystem Group's acquisition of Merix.

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