Brandon Walker

Partner

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Contact

Email: walker@bespc.com

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Professional Activities and Associations

New York State Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (2008)
M.B.A., Wake Forest University Graduate School of Management (2008)
B.A., New York University (2003)

Bar Admissions

New York
South Carolina
United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Sixth Circuits

Legal Career

2014-2015 Partner, Kirby McInerney LLP
2012-2014 Associate, Kirby McInerney LLP
2008-2012 Associate, Motley Rice LLC

Areas of Practice

Brandon has a broad background in securities fraud, corporate governance and other complex class action and commercial litigation on behalf of shareholders. He has represented public retirement systems, union pension funds, European investment managers, and other institutional and individual investors before federal, state, and appellate courts throughout the country.

Representative actions include:

  • Wagner v. Third Avenue Management LLC, et al., C.A. No. 12184-VCL (Del. Ch.). Co-lead counsel in derivative action challenging alleged mismanagement of Third Avenue Trust by Third Avenue Management LLC. Settled for $25 million.
  • In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging the acquisition of Cornerstone by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Settled for $17.88 million in additional compensation to unaffiliated shareholders.
  • In re BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation, Case No. 4:10-md-2185 (S.D. Tex.). Representation of nine European investment managers in individual securities fraud actions pursuant to English law against BP p.l.c. related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20, 2010.
  • Stein v. Match Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-00549-L (N.D. Tex.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging alleged materially false and misleading statements in the Prospectus and Registration Statement filed by Match Group in connection with its Initial Public Offering.
  • Forsythe v. Nantkwest, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-03438 (C.D. Cal.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging alleged materially false and misleading statements about the company’s accounting practices and internal controls.
  • In re Supreme Industries, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 3:17-cv-143-TLS-MGG (N.D. Ind.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging alleged materially false and misleading statements about the company’s order backlog as proof of strong order activity.
  • Crago v. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and the Charles Schwab Corporation, Case No. 3:16-cv-03938-RS (N.D. Cal.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging allegedly false and misleading statements regarding Schwab’s practice of receiving payments for order flow.
  • Ross and Parker v. Rhône Capital, L.L.C. et al., Case No. CACE-16-013220 (Cir. Ct. 17th Jud. Dist., Broward Cty., Fla.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging the acquisition of Elizabeth Arden by Revlon.
  • Shupak v. Reed, et al., Case No. BC617444 (Cal. Super Ct., Los Angeles Cty.). Derivative action challenging alleged breaches of good faith, loyalty, and candor by officers and directors of Sempra Energy and SoCalGas related to the Porter Ranch/Aliso Canyon gas leak.
  • In re Allion Healthcare, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, C.A. No. 5022-CC (Del. Ch.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging a going-private transaction whereby Allion merged with H.I.G. Capital Inc. and a group of Allion stockholders. The action was settled with a $4 million payment to Allion’s unaffiliated shareholders and additional disclosures to shareholders.
  • In re RehabCare Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation, C.A. No. 6197-VCL (Del. Ch.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging the acquisition of RehabCare by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. which resulted in a $2.5 million payment to RehabCare shareholders, modification of the merger agreement, and additional disclosures to shareholders.
  • In re Atheros Communications Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 6124-VCN (Del. Ch.). Co-lead counsel in action challenging the acquisition of Atheros by Qualcomm Incorporated which resulted in the issuance of a preliminary injunction by the Delaware Court of Chancery delaying the shareholder vote and requiring additional disclosures to shareholders.
  • Maric Capital Master Fund, Ltd. v. PLATO Learning, Inc., C.A. No. 5402-VCS (Del. Ch.). Lead counsel in action challenging the acquisition of PLATO by Thoma Bravo, LLC which resulted in the issuance of a preliminary injunction by the Delaware Court of Chancery requiring additional disclosures to shareholders.