Evert Christensen

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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5th Avenue 767
New York 10153 NY US

Evert J. Christensen is a partner in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group, where he focuses on defending securities, M&A, and stockholder class and derivative litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country.

Mr. Christensen also counsels public company boards of directors and senior management with respect to a broad range of corporate governance, business and regulatory matters, and he has experience representing boards of directors in connection with responding to stockholder demands and conducting internal investigations.

experience :

Securities Litigation:

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited: representation of Agnico-Eagle and its executive officers in securities litigation in the Southern District of New York. Motion to dismiss granted and affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • American International Group: representation of AIG in securities litigation in federal courts in the Northern District of California, the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia. Motions to dismiss granted and affirmed on appeal by the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, respectively.
  • Satyam Computer Services: representation of the outside, non-management directors of Satyam, an Indian corporation, including members of the audit committee, in connection with securities litigation in the Southern District of New York. Motion to dismiss granted.

M&A Litigation:

  • American Securities: representation of American Securities in appraisal litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to American Securities’ acquisition of Air Methods Corporation.
  • Brookfield Asset Management: representation of Brookfield in stockholder litigation and pending appraisal actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to Brookfield’s acquisition of Rouse Properties, Inc.
  • DIRECTV: representation of DIRECTV in connection with its $67.1 billion transaction with AT&T, including related stockholder litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and California state court. Claims dismissed.

Derivative Litigation:

  • General Electric Company: representation of GE and its directors and officers in connection with stockholder derivative litigation in state and federal court in New York, books and records litigation in state court in New York and various corporate governance matters. Motions to dismiss granted and, in the federal court actions, affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Genworth Financial, Inc.: representation of Genworth and its directors and officers in stockholder derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as in various corporate governance matters.

Mr. Christensen also devotes time to pro bono matters, including having argued a criminal appeal before the New York State Court, Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals, and he serves on the boards of directors of not-for-profit organizations in New York City and Philadelphia.

Admissions:

  • US Court of Appeals 4th Cir.
  • District of Delaware
  • Delaware State
  • Eastern District New York
  • New York State
  • Southern District New York

Education:

  • University of Delaware (B.A., 2002)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2007)

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