Evert 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.
Recent experience includes:
- 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.
- American Securities: representation of American Securities in appraisal litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to American Securities’ acquisition of Air Methods Corporation.
- Elizabeth Arden, Inc.: representation of Elizabeth Arden and its board of directors in connection with stockholder litigation in Florida state court relating to the acquisition of Elizabeth Arden by Revlon, Inc. Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice.
- 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.
- Ralph Lauren Corporation: representation of Ralph Lauren Corporation and its board of directors and senior officers in connection with stockholder derivative litigation in New York state court concerning executive compensation. Motion to dismiss granted.
Mr. Christensen also devotes time to pro bono matters, including having argued a criminal appeal before the New York State Court, Appellate Division (First Department) 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.
- University of Delaware (B.A., 2002)
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2007)
- US Court of Appeals 4th Cir.
- District of Delaware
- Delaware State
- Eastern District New York
- New York State
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