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Nicholas G. Terris

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Mr. Terris represents businesses and their directors, trustees, and officers in complex securities, corporate law, and other matters including:

  • Class action litigation alleging fraud and improper insider trading, including class actions brought under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder.
  • Shareholder derivative actions asserting claims under federal and state law.
  • Mutual fund/investment company litigation, including cases brought under Section 36(b) and other provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
    SEC inquiries, investigations, and enforcement actions.
  • Cases involving other novel and complex issues, such as whether the “juridical link” doctrine enables shareholder plaintiffs acting as purported class representatives to sue investment companies in which they have never invested; the appropriate scope and application of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f); whether the securities laws afford immunity from the antitrust laws in the context of IPO allocations and other circumstances; whether SEC-approved rules limiting campaign contributions violate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution; the scope of recent federal enactments preempting state law; and whether private plaintiffs may sue under various provisions of the securities laws.