Sunday, June 18, 2006

Is it the Bowtie?

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has long been considered one of the giants of the securities class action defense bar. Indeed according to the firm's website:
From 1999 to 2004, we have represented more issuers and have completely prevailed in more cases than any other law firm in the country.
Even with the departure of two prominent partners in the last four months, the firm still maintains a very active presence in the field, thanks in large measure to Boris Feldman.

Indeed, I believe Feldman is one of only two members of securities class action defense bar with their own eponymous website -, complete with a suitably stern picture of Boris with his trademark bowtie.

The other member of the defense bar with their own eponymous website - none other than Lyle Roberts, the author of The 10b-5 Daily and the owner of Roberts and Feldman were, until recently, partners at Wilson Sonsini, and coincidentally, both are bowtie aficionados.

Roberts joined LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP earlier this month. The firm's announcement can be found here.

Another recently-departed Wilson Sonsini securities litigation partner, Bruce Vanyo, does not have his own website. Vanyo left Wilson Sonsini in February of this year for Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. His stay there was cut short as a result of undiscovered client conflicts, according to this article from The Recorder. Vanyo joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in March. According to uncorroborated sources, Vanyo does not wear bowties, except on formal occasions.

1 comment:


Feldman looks like he's a natural for BIG SWINGING. The other guy needs a few more hours running the bowtie, imho.