Aliza Firestone Goren
Aliza focuses her practice in the areas of transactional and securities litigation as well as government enforcement, corporate governance, and director and officer representation.
- Lehman Brothers: Part of litigation team representing financial institution in litigation, mediation and contested negotiations in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings, including swap disputes and other complex matters.
- Major University Endowments: Advise major university endowment concerning fiduciary duties and transaction process in financial and strategic transactions.
- Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo: Successfully represented GMO in a securities litigation against various international broker-dealers over the failure to deliver Venezuelan Oil Obligations.
- Special Committee of Cole Credit Property Trust II (“CCPT II”): Part of deal and litigation team which advised the special committee of CCPT II in $7.1 billion merger with Spirit Realty Capital, creating the second largest publically traded triple-net-lease REIT in the United States.
- Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Advise Goldman concerning fiduciary duties in fund-rollover and other investment arrangements.
- Investment Advisors: Successfully represented investment advisor in conducting an internal inquiry and making a self-report to the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission regarding inadvertent naked short selling by a manager.
- OTK Associates, LLC: Part of litigation team representing OTK Associates, LLC in shareholder litigation against Morgans Hotel Group in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Successfully secured an injunction requiring the Company to reinstate a record date and annual meeting date and prohibiting the Company from moving forward with a strategic transaction until approved pursuant to a proper process.
- Market Manipulation: Succeeded in helping investment advisor avoid enforcement action in connection with SEC investigation into trading volumes.
- Co-author, “Default Fiduciary Duties in the Delaware Alternative Entity Context: A Potential Legislative Solution,” Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report (April 26, 2013)