Gregory Beaman focuses his practice on complex commercial
litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and business tort and other high value contract disputes. Most recently, Greg has played key roles representing financial institutions in RMBS-related litigation, acquirers in joint business venture disputes, and mobile application providers and other emerging technology companies in privacy-related class actions.
Recent representative matters
- Dismissal on the pleadings of TCPA class action claims against payment processing provider, Sage Payment
Solutions (Paya), in which the
plaintiff sought to hold Sage vicariously liable for alleged
unsolicited marketing conducted by an independent contractor.
- Dismissal of false
advertising class action claims against homeopathic medicine provider, Boiron, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit.
- Dismissal on the
pleadings of right of publicity and TCPA class action claims against
mobile app provider, Everalbum, arising
out of its invite-a-friend feature.
- Secured withdrawal of
putative TCPA class action claims against payment processing provider, Cayan, after briefing on
summary judgment and oral argument.
- Dismissal on the
pleadings of TCPA class action claims against mobile app provider, Life360, arising out of its invite-a-friend feature.
- Dismissal of class action claims
against Johnson Controls, for alleged
violation of the Federal Wiretap Act and D.C. Wiretap Act arising out of its
installation of security cameras at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
Derivative Suits, M&A and Financial Institution Litigation
- Greg is part of a team representing Credit Suisse in numerous RMBS cases throughout the country.
- Greg is part of a team representing Sumner
Redstone in several highly publicized shareholder derivative suits
involving Viacom and CBS in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
- Greg has represented major investment banks and other financial
institutions in connection with M&A litigation in the Delaware Court of
- Greg represented Barracuda Networks
in M&A litigation involving disputed claims to an earn-out in the Delaware
Court of Chancery.
- Greg represented Bank of America in connection with numerous
CMBS repurchase suits in federal courts throughout the country.
- Lead counsel to Shanghai-based manufacturer of solar power modules in AAA arbitration arising out of dispute over parent guaranty.
- Secured a stay of patent
infringement and California law tort claims against Toshiba Corporation on the ground that
the arbitrability of those claims had to be decided by an ICC tribunal,
which ultimately resulted in dismissal of all claims, with prejudice, in
both federal court action and related ICC arbitration.
While in law school, Greg served
as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronna Lee Beck of the Superior Court of
the District of Columbia and as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.
Greg has also co-authored numerous articles appearing
in publications such as the Harvard Law
School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, New York Law Journal, and Law360.