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California - Litigation Star

Local Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

California

Practice area:

Securities


Boris Feldman is Head of US Technology at Freshfields and specializes in securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and fiduciary duty and disclosure counselling. Boris has represented many of the leading technology companies: Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Genentech, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Snap, and Hewlett-Packard. 


Boris has also represented legendary entrepreneurs, including Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff, Herb Boyer, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, Carly Fiorina, Arthur Levinson, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg. 


Boris has defended over 240 shareholder class actions, derivative suits, and merger challenges throughout the United States on behalf of domestic and foreign issuers. He has represented boards of directors in internal investigations and regularly represents companies and individuals in SEC enforcement proceedings. A major part of his practice is advising public companies on fiduciary duty and disclosure issues. 


Boris attended Yale College on a National Merit Scholarship. At Yale, he was President of the Yale Debate Association and Speaker of the Yale Political Union. Boris graduated from Yale, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in history. Boris graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as Note & Topics Editor of The Yale Law Journal. He was also the Director of Debating for Yale University while a law student. 


Boris has served on a variety of legal organizations, including the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and the American Law Institute. He has been outside counsel to Palo Alto Community Eruv. 


Boris has lectured at many law schools, including Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. He has published extensively on litigation and securities law topics. 


In addition to his ranking by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” for Securities Litigation, Boris is recognized as a “Star Individual” for Securities Litigation by Chambers, and is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Securities Litigation by The Legal 500. 


Boris’ recent representations include: 

  • Google on the dismissal of a securities fraud class action lawsuit, which alleged defendants made false or misleading statements by failing to disclose information about a bug in Alphabet’s Google+ API that was discovered in March 2018 and remedied soon thereafter. 
  • Snap and its officers and directors in securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits in federal and state courts in connection with Snap’s initial public offering. 
  • Royal Caribbean in securities class action alleging failure to disclose facts about policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19 spread on cruise ships; case voluntarily dismissed. 
  • ACM Research in securities class action alleging that company released false statements that overstated revenues and profits. 
  • Pinterest in a securities class action alleging that the company made false and misleading statements with regard to future growth. 
  • Tokai Pharmaceuticals and its officers and directors in securities class actions in state and federal courts, resulting in dismissal of all claims. 

 

Updated Sep 2021