Alex Talarides is a Partner in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.  His practice focuses on defending companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, and regulatory proceedings.

Alex is acknowledged by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" for Securities Litigation: Defense.  He has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, regulatory proceedings and other complex commercial litigation.  He also regularly advises companies and their boards on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure duties.  In addition, he has extensive experience representing companies in consumer class actions alleging violations of state deceptive marketing laws, and class actions alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Security Income Act.

    • Veal v. LendingClub Corp., 2019 WL 5698072 (N.D. Cal. 2019). Obtained dismissal of securities fraud class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against LendingClub and its senior officers.
    • Sgarlata v. PayPal Holdings, Inc., 2019 WL 4479562 (N.D. Cal. 2019).  Obtained dismissal of securities fraud class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against PayPal and its senior officers.
    • Irving Firemen's Relief & Ret. Fund v. Uber Techs., 398 F. Supp. 3d 549 (N.D. Cal. 2019).  Obtained dismissal of securities fraud claims against founder and former CEO of Uber in class action asserting claims under California's securities laws
    • Gernandt v. SandRidge Energy, Inc., 2018 WL 5848986 (W.D. Okla. 2018).  Obtained dismissal of class action asserting claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act against SandRidge Energy and its officers and board of directors.
    • Burbrink v. Campbell, 734 F. App'x 416 (9th Cir. 2018).  Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Nordstrom's board of directors.  The dismissal was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
    • In re PayPal Holdings, Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, 2018 WL 466527 (N.D. Cal. 2018). Obtained dismissal of stockholder derivative action asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty and violations of the federal securities laws against PayPal's board of directors and top officers.
    • Cunningham v. Identiv, Inc., 716 F. App'x 663 (9th Cir. 2018).  Obtained dismissal of securities fraud claims against former CEO in class action brought under the Securities Exchange Act. The dismissal was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
    • In re PayPal Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 16-cv-7371 (N.D. Cal. 2017). Obtained dismissal of securities fraud class action asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act against PayPal and its senior officers.
    • 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 of securities fraud claims against underwriters in class action brought under the Securities Act based on Rocket Fuel's IPO and secondary offering.
    • 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 Electronic Arts and its senior 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' 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 NVIDIA 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 Chesapeake Energy, 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 derivative 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 SemiLEDs 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 Chesapeake Energy and 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 Deckers Outdoors 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 Deckers Outdoor 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 NVIDIA 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 Viasystems Group's acquisition of Merix.

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