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1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4646
F: +1.214.659.4401
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Bradley W. Foster

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Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4646
F: +1.214.659.4401

Brad Foster represents clients in securities litigation and other complex business disputes. His experience includes securities class actions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) litigation, SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement proceedings, shareholder derivative litigation, corporate governance disputes, securities arbitration proceedings, accounting malpractice claims and regulatory investigations, and general business litigation. He also has substantial federal and state appellate experience in securities cases.

Mr. Foster has been nationally recognized by The US Legal 500, repeatedly listed as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in securities litigation by Texas Monthly, and named as one of Texas’ "Top Rated" securities lawyers by American Lawyer Media. He also has been honored as a "Legal Lion" by Law360's Weekly Verdict and as "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" by Texas Lawyer. He earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University, where he was Valedictorian of the Class of 1990. Mr. Foster also is a Certified Public Accountant.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an insurance industry client in a multi-billion dollar securities class action, a separate multi-billion dollar receivership claim, numerous related lawsuits filed in both state and federal court, a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) proceeding, and appellate proceedings in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. See Chadbourne & Parke LLP, et al. v. Troice, 134 S. Ct. 1058 (2014); Rishmague v. Winter, 616 Fed. Appx. 138 (5th Cir. 2015).
  • Represented a publicly-traded technology company and its board of directors in a Delaware class action arising from a $560 million merger transaction. In re Mavenir Systems, Inc. Stockholders Lit. (Del. 2015).
  • Represented two senior officers of a bankrupt manufacturing company in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by the company's Chapter 7 trustee.  Reed v. McCarten, et al. (Tex. 2016).
  • Represented 100+ financial advisors in federal court litigation arising from an alleged Ponzi scheme and in related appellate proceedings at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. See Janvey v. Alguire, 539 Fed. Appx. 478 (5th Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 2871 (2014).

  • Represented a publicly-traded waste management company and its board of directors in a nationwide shareholder class action arising from a $525 million merger transaction. In re WCA Waste Corp. Shareholder Lit. (Tex. 2012).
  • Represented a corporate officer in class action and shareholder derivative litigation involving alleged accounting manipulations. Obtained complete dismissal of all class action claims. See In re ArthroCare Corp. Sec. Lit., 726 F. Supp. 2d 696 (W.D. Tex. 2010).
  • Represented the officers and directors of a publicly-traded telecommunications company in federal securities litigation, related state court proceedings, and an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Obtained complete dismissal of all claims. See R2 Investments v. Phillips, 401 F.3d 648 (5th Cir. 2005); NYC 999, LLC v. Phillips, 2006 WL 3334053 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth, 2006).
  • Represented a Texas corporation and its board of directors in shareholder derivative litigation arising from a merger transaction. In re Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. Derivative Lit. (Tex. 2011).
  • Represented a corporation in shareholder derivative litigation involving an alleged antitrust scheme. Obtained complete dismissal of all claims. See Livermore v. Engels, 2011 WL 291334 (N.D. Tex. 2011).
  • Represented a corporate officer in shareholder derivative litigation involving alleged antitrust violations. Obtained complete dismissal of all claims. See In re Brick, 351 S.W.3d 601 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011, orig. proceeding).
  • Represented a publicly-traded restaurant company and its board of directors in a nationwide shareholder class action arising from a $650 million merger transaction. In re Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. Shareholder Lit. (Kan. 2008).
  • Represented a national broker-dealer in multiple appellate proceedings involving federal arbitration law.  See Shearson Lehman Bros., Inc. v. Kilgore, 871 S.W.2d 925, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P ¶ 98,192 (Tex.App.—Corpus Christi Feb 28, 1994); Kramer v. Smith Barney, Inc., 80 F.3d 1080 (5th Cir. 1996); In re Johnston, 2000 WL 4146 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2000, orig. proceeding).
  • Represented various publicly-traded corporations in connection with SEC inquiries involving alleged insider trading and accounting irregularities.
  • Represented a corporate officer in an SEC investigation and related federal court proceedings involving alleged accounting manipulations by a leading wholesaler in the food industry.
  • Represented a broker-dealer and its employees in SEC and FINRA investigations involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented an employee of a leading investment bank in an SEC investigation involving mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented corporate officers in various SEC investigations involving alleged accounting manipulations by publicly-traded technology, construction and health care companies.
  • Represented multiple broker-dealer employees in SEC and FINRA investigations involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented a corporate financial officer in connection with an investigation conducted by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Obtained "no-action" letter from the TSBPA.
  • Represented a leading investment bank in several multimillion-dollar NASD arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented a broker-dealer and its employees in state court litigation and a related arbitration proceeding involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented a national wireless telecommunications company in a $100 million AAA arbitration proceeding.
  • Represented numerous clients (including underwriters, auditors, public company issuers, and individual officers and directors) in various class actions and putative class actions asserting claims under the federal securities laws.
  • Represented investment banks and brokerage firms in securities fraud suits filed in both state and federal court, and in numerous securities and commodities arbitration proceedings before FINRA, the New York Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.

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