The Looper Goodwine Securities Litigation practice, led by Garland A. Kelley, reflects years of Garland’s deep experience, resulting in the successful resolution of numerous high-profile securities-related matters, officer and director representation, significant internal investigations, and other complex civil litigation. Among them:
Papa John – Garland’s work on behalf of Papa John Schnatter, the Founder of Papa John’s International, Inc., demonstrates his ability to represent, advise and defend multiple (and simultaneous) legal, regulatory and public relations battles across multiple jurisdictions.
So successful was this effort that Benchmark Litigation presented an “Impact Case of the Year” award to Garland for the Schnatter v. Papa John’s matter that went to trial in Delaware Chancery court and the resulting decision by the Chancellor Delaware expanded Delaware law in meaningful ways. See more here
NMC Internal Investigation – NMC Health plc, which is based in Abu Dhabi and – until the results of the investigation were reported – traded on the London Stock Exchange. NMC operates private medical facilities in 19 nations, primarily in the Middle East, and is the largest private health care provider in the United Arab Emirates.
While in Abu Dhabi, the investigation identified significant issues related to NMC’s financials, including inflated cash balances, understated debt, and severe governance-related issues. They also experienced significant obstruction to our investigation, including numerous altered documents, bank records and general ledger entries. During the course of their investigation the Board lost 5 members (including the founder of the Company and the CEO) and several members of the treasury / finance department, all of whom fled the country mid-investigation. See more here.
• Securities litigation
• Crisis management
• Class actions and derivative matters
• Complex business disputes
• Corporate investigations
• Transnational disputes
Garland A. Kelley