Gregory Beaman focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on securities and consumer fraud class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and business tort and other high value contract disputes in a broad range of industries, including finance, technology, manufacturing and healthcare.  In particular, Greg has played key roles representing financial institutions in CMBS repurchase suits, acquirers in joint business venture disputes, and mobile application providers and other emerging technology companies in class action litigation. 

Recent representative matters include:

Class Actions

  • 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.

Shareholder 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 Chancery.
  • 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.

Arbitration

  • 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.
  • Lead counsel for a manufacturer and supplier of solar modules for use in solar power generation systems in dispute arising out of a parent guaranty issued in connection with the transaction.

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.

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