Armed with a roster of powerful clients and substantial securities litigation and class action wins, Joseph N. Sacca is a noteworthy addition to BakerHostetler’s White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team.
He represents an array of U.S. and international clients in complex securities, derivative, corporate and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
From defending a Swiss multinational investment bank in connection with a suit by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that sought to recover billions of dollars, to successfully representing one of the world’s largest automakers in the trial of a multibillion-dollar securities fraud action — a victory that the National Law Journal deemed the “Top Defense Win of 2005” — Joe’s high-profile work has gained plenty of notice outside of the courtroom.
He also has a significant background representing public corporations and private equity firms in litigation related to all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including hostile tender offers, shareholder actions and disputes arising from terminated merger agreements.
Additionally, Joe has counseled clients as plaintiffs and defendants in cases that involved civil RICO, tortious interference and fraud, as well as contract, fiduciary duties and non-competition agreements.
- Represented independent directors of an international software company at trial of direct and derivative shareholder claims seeking to invalidate certain corporate transactions, including share issuances and executive change-in-control agreement.
- Successfully defended, in an arbitration hearing, a privately-held company against breach of contract claims by an early-stage investor seeking an award of shares under an advisory agreement.
- Represented a real estate brokerage franchisor in a class action brought by franchisees alleging claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
- Successfully defended, at trial and on appeal, a major utility company against a breach of contract claim following its termination of a merger agreement upon its determination that its merger partner had suffered a material adverse change.
- Represented numerous publicly-traded companies in shareholder securities and derivative actions alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
Community : Infinite Family, Board Chair (2015 to present)
- J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1993, cum laude; Temple Law Review, Managing Editor
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Admissions : New York
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