Wynter L. Deagle is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation practice. She is a seasoned trial attorney whose practice covers all manner of business disputes, including commercial litigation, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, class actions and First Amendment claims.
She has helped numerous companies, particularly in the technology, life sciences, financial, and professional services sectors, craft business solutions to a variety of complex legal problems including business fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duty, and contract disputes.
Wynter has an aggressive but practical approach and litigates with a focus on helping her clients efficiently and cost-effectively achieve their business and litigation goals. Wynter counsels directors and officers of both public and private companies on corporate governance issues and fiduciary duties.
Wynter’s client representation reflects the breadth of her practice. Her clients include directors and officers of manufacturing companies, medical device companies, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, regulated broker-dealers, investment banking and asset management firms, non-profit and for-profit hospitals, and private foundations.
Wynter has extensive experience representing clients in cases involving allegations of false claims, mail fraud, false statements, public corruption, and campaign finance violations.
She has also represented clients in all stages of government investigations, and has conducted internal investigations in the areas of embezzlement, fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, among others.
A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Wynter counsels clients in proactively assessing and managing risks associated with their privacy, data security, and information management practices.
Wynter’s practice focuses on assisting clients in the areas of data breach incident management and response and privacy related litigation, as well as responding to regulatory inquiries related to data security practices.
Representative Matters :
- Successfully defended privately-held company and its executives from direct and derivative claims by shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty, usurpation of corporate opportunities, self-dealing, and breach of the duty of corporate accountability.
- Defended registration and event management company in a putative class action in California state and federal courts alleging claims for violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law. Favorably settled litigation prior to close of discovery and without certification of a class.
- Enforced trademark rights of former NFL player, turned entrepreneur, Shawne Merriman and his company Lights Out Holdings against infringing apparel, footwear and athletic equipment companies, including Under Armour, EastBay and Nike.
- Defended Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against defamation claims brought by former manager/trainer concerning statements made in media interviews.
- Assisted used-vehicle auction company in responding to data breach involving theft of customer contact and social security information and investigations by multiple state attorney generals.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Member, Advocacy Advisory Committee, San Diego Humane Society
- Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Member, San Diego County Bar Association
Professional Experience : Special Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, 2012-2013
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2007
- Roger Williams University, B.A., 2004
BAR ADMISSIONS : California, Massachusetts, New York
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