W. Scott Holleman




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Email: holleman@bespc.com
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Professional Activities and Associations

New York State Bar Association


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2007
B.A., University of North Carolina, 2003

Bar Admissions

New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Legal Career

2013-2019 Johnson Fistel, LLP
2009-2013 Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
2007-2009 Balestrierre Lanza PLLC

Areas of Practice

Scott has a background in securities fraud, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust, consumer, and other complex litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country.

Representative matters include:

Azar v. Blount International, Inc., No. 3:16-cv-00483-SI (D. Or.). Co-lead counsel in a federal securities case challenging the acquisition of Blount International, Inc. by private equity consortium. After a favorable motion to dismiss decision and extensive discovery, the parties reached a monetary settlement.

Freudenberg v. E*TRADE Financial Corp., et al., 07 CV 8538 (S.D.N.Y.). Co-lead counsel in a securities fraud lawsuit against Etrade Financial Corporation arising out of misrepresentations and omissions related to the company’s subprime mortgage portfolio. Settled for $79 million for injured stockholders.

Englehart v. Brown, No. 13-2-33726-6 KNT (Wash. Super. Ct.). Co-lead counsel in an action challenging the acquisition of Flow International Corporation by American Industrial Partners. Settled for $12.75 million, the largest known recovery in a merger class action in the State of Washington.

Dannis v. Nichols, No. 13-CI-00452, (Ky. Cir. Ct.). Co-lead counsel in a case challenging take-private acquisition of NTS Realty Holdings L.P.. Obtained a 23% increase in merger consideration (from $7.50 to $9.25 per unit) for a total benefit of $7.4 million for the company’s former unitholders.

Dias v. Purches, C.A. No. 7199-VCG (Del. Ch.). Lead counsel in a case challenging disclosure related to acquisition of fragrance company Parlux. Won a preliminary injunction requiring the company to correct material misstatements made to Parlux shareholders in the merger proxy statement.



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