Gregory Beaman concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on M&A and hostile takeover disputes and litigation related to structured financial products such as CMBS, RMBS, and CDOs. In particular, Greg has extensive experience representing clients in shareholder derivative actions and complex contractual and business tort disputes before federal and state courts and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Greg also has experience in government regulatory investigations and inquiries, including SEC and FINRA investigations and DOJ antitrust inquiries.
Greg has written and contributed to articles appearing in the New York Law Journal, Law360, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and the Delaware Business Court Insider, among others. While in law school, he served as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronna Lee Beck of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Greg received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and received a B.A. in English from The College of William & Mary.
He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the courts of New York State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Clients & Friends Memos
• The Importance of a Causation “Defense” In Post-Credit Crisis Investment Litigation Dec 23, 2013
• No Magic Bullet In Post-Credit Crisis Investment Litigation Dec 21, 2013
• Somebody's Watching: Chancery Court Rules That Communications Between Director and His Personal Counsel Via Company Email Address Are Not Privileged Dec 04, 2013
• Predictive Coding: Another Tool To Address the Costs of E-Discovery May 25, 2012
• Enforcement Procedures and Rules in U.S. Courts Apr 12, 2010
Most recently, Greg has played key roles in the representation of:
•Bank of America, N.A. in multiple lawsuits involving allegations of breach of contract in connection with its origination, underwriting, or closing of commercial mortgage loans, as well as a lawsuit involving an insurance coverage claim by the bank.
•Several major investment banks that have served as financial advisors to M&A targets in litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging mergers.
•A specialty pharmaceutical company in litigation challenging its acquisition of another specialty pharmaceutical company, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the company aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty and violated 14(e) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
•A special committee of the directors of DISH Network Corporation in shareholder derivative litigation relating to the company's proposed acquisition of wireless spectrum assets.
•A private investment management firm involving allegations of breach of contract and gross negligence in connection with its management of a synthetic collateralized debt obligation.