For more than 20 years, Rob has been at the vanguard of various types of stockholder litigation. Rob’s specialty has been representing minority investors in lawsuits against the boards of directors of public corporations. Rob has been one of the innovators in his field and he has successfully launched cases based on accounting manipulations, insider trading, stock option “backdating” and executive compensation. Rob is considered one of the pioneers of the modern “stockholder derivative case”, and his pleading theories have often been adopted by other firms in this field. He has served as lead or co-lead counsel in many of the most important derivative settlements in the history of corporate litigation, including successful cases against some of the country’s largest companies such as Oracle Corporation and Microsoft, Inc. Rob continues to explore new avenues to hold corporate officers and directors accountable to their stockholders.
In addition to overseeing the Firm’s stockholder practice, Rob also oversees the Firm’s whistleblower and consumer class actions practices.
Patricia Weiser, a founding member of the firm, has significant experience in her practice on shareholder class action litigation, challenging management misconduct in connection with corporate takeovers and disputed contests for corporate control. She has successfully litigated and settled cases against numerous publicly traded companies, yielding multi-million dollar benefits to shareholders.
Pat earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law (1996) and her Bachelor of Arts from Saint Joseph’s University (1991). She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has been admitted to practice in multiple other federal district and appellate courts.
Christopher Nelson leads the Firm’s whistleblower and consumer litigation groups and has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of the individuals and institutions he has represented, serving as lead or co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in some of the largest class actions in history.
Christopher earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law (2000) and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis (1997). He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington D.C., and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the District of Columbia, the United States Tax Court, and multiple federal appellate courts.
James Ficaro litigates a broad range of actions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, federal securities actions, derivative actions, and whistleblower claims in state and federal courts across the country, recovering tens of millions of dollars for his clients.
James earned his Juris Doctor from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (2010), his Bachelor of Business Administration from the McComb School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin (2003) and his Master of Public Policy from George Mason University (2005). He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice before several federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. Prior to joining the firm, he spent nearly five years in the financial services industry where he held the FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses.
John Gross focuses his practice on whistleblower and consumer litigation and has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of the individuals he has represented. He also has vast experience prosecuting securities class actions, having represented institutional investors and individuals in some of the largest class actions in history.
John earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law (2003) and his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University (1999). He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and multiple other federal district and appellate courts.