Ian M. Ross: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ian M. Ross

Shareholder
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.7707

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • eDiscovery & eRetention
  • Securities Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.7707
Fax: 305.961.5338
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Ian-M-Ross
 
University Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science, minored in Psychology/Philosophy, 2002 Graduated with General Undergraduate Honors and Departmental Honors; B.S. Womble Scholarship Recipient
 
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005; Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, 2004-2005
 
Admitted2005, Illinois; 2011, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Read to a Child, South Florida, Regional Board
•Co-Chair, Young Professionals Group for Americans for Immigrant Justice, Executive Committee
•Member, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Young Advocates Committee
•Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, 2013-2014
•Vice-Chair, Business Law Committee, 2014-2015
•Member, Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
•Member, Friends of St. Jude Miami, Event Committee

 
Biography

Ian M. Ross is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice of the firm's Miami office. Ian represents corporations, directors, and officers, as well as professional service and accounting firms, in commercial and securities litigation, professional liability actions, and government investigations. He has experience defending against claims brought in federal securities class actions, state securities actions, shareholder derivative suits, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and claims arising out of financial or commercial transactions. He also has represented clients in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Ian also is active in pro bono matters, and has successfully represented refugees seeking political asylum in removal proceedings in immigration court.

Ian also is a member of the firm's eDiscovery group, and has been asked to handle and coordinate complex multijurisdictional and multinational discovery matters, including document collections, reviews, and productions.

Commercial and Professional Liability Litigation

•Represented corporations, banks, directors and officers, national consulting firms, and accounting firms in contract and tort actions in federal and state court. Ian has obtained several affirmative rulings on these cases before trial on motions to dismiss and/or summary judgment motions.
•Represented investment advisors and broker-dealers in professional liability and tort actions in federal and state court, and in FINRA arbitrations.
•Represented professional service and accounting firms in professional liability actions in federal and state court in matters involving complex accounting issues, including earnout accounting, revenue accounting, derivative accounting, and software capitalization.
•Represented corporations, independent directors and officers in opposing attempts to enjoin merger transactions.
•Represented corporations in personal jurisdiction disputes in federal and state court, including representations in evidentiary hearings and on appeal.

Financial and Securities Litigation

•Represented corporations, directors and officers, and accounting firms in federal securities class actions and state securities actions brought by shareholders or former investors, including shareholder derivative actions, holder actions, and common law fraud and misrepresentation actions.

Government and Internal Investigations

•Represented corporations, directors and officers, and professional service and accounting firms in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and in matters involving insider trading, allegations of misappropriation and fraud, internal control (SOX and SAS 70) audits, and financial restatements relating to complex accounting issues.
•Represented directors and officers in pre-suit investigation by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Pro Bono

•Represented refugees in removal proceedings in immigration court in Chicago, Illinois, and Miami, Florida.

Awards & Recognition

•Recipient, Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement, 2008

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.10.15 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Training on Challenging Prolonged & Indefinite Immigration Detention
09.29.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Hosts Legal Training for Attorneys Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court Proceedings
05.01.14 Greenberg Traurig's Ian M. Ross Joins South Florida Regional Board of Read to a Child
02.18.14 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Eight Attorneys to Shareholder, One to Of Counsel at its Florida Offices in Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach
09.26.12 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Participate in Free Clinic for President Obama's New Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, Courts Signal a Change in Tone on Disclosure-Only Settlements in M&A Litigation, Young Lawyer's Division Business Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Fall 2015
•Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Trio Fast-Tracks $1.5B Opko Acquisition, Daily Business Review, September 15, 2015
•Co-Author, PL State Q&A: Litigation Overview Florida, Practical Law Litigation, Thomson Reuters, September 2015
•Co-Author, Commencing an Action: Florida, Practical Law Litigation, Thomson Reuters, August 2014
•Mentioned, SunTrust Ducks Claims Over $80M Notes Enforcement, Law360, January 17, 2014
•Author, The End of Say on Pay Litigation? Young Lawyer's Division Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, Fall 2013
•Mentioned, How They Won It: Greenberg Sticks It to Chinese Drywall Co., Law360, October 23, 2012

Legal Experience

•Associate, Financial and Securities Litigation Practice, International Business law firm, Chicago, IL, September 2005-April 2011

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Financial and Securities Litigation; Represented public company, its former officers, and private equity company in state securities action brought by an investor relating to purported misrepresentations made in connection with a private placement.; Represented financial institution (in its capacity as indenture trustee) in dismissal of the majority of claims brought by a noteholder alleging breaches of duty and negligence. See SunTrust Ducks Claims Over $80M Notes Enforcement, Law360, January 17, 2014; Represented biopharmaceutical company in dismissal of claims brought to enjoin merger alleging breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting. Succeeded in securing dismissal of plaintiff's claims for breach of fiduciary duty after merger was completed.; Represented pharmaceutical and diagnostics company in claims brought to enjoin merger alleging breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting (claims were settled after expedited discovery, allowing merger to go forward).; Represented former office of national consulting firm in dismissal of shareholder derivative claims in federal court. See Oakland County Employees' Retirement System v. Massaro, 772 F. Supp. 2d 973 (N.D. Ill. 2011) (dismissing breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment claims brought by shareholders in derivative action against corporation's officers and directors); Oakland County Employees' Retirement System v. Massaro, 736 F. Supp. 2d 1181 (N.D. Ill. 2010) (same).; Represented accounting firm in dismissal of holder claims asserted by former shareholders of a consumer finance company, as well affirmance of that dismissal on appeal. See Dloogatch v. Brincat, 396 Ill. App. 3d 842 (Ill. App. 2009).; Commercial and Professional Liability Litigation; Represented television studio defending tortious interference claims in federal jury trial in which judge granted defendant's Rule 50 motion following plaintiff's presentation of its case.; Represented investment advisor in suit brought by former client alleging breach of fiduciary duty and negligence relating to sales of private placement securities.; Represented investment advisor in suit brought by former client alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud-based claims relating to investment portfolio recommendations and sales of securities.; Represented professional athlete in partial dismissal of common law tort claims. Bakar v. Bryant, No. 13-21927-CIV, 2013 WL 5534235 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 7, 2013) (dismissing intentional infliction of emotional distress claims).; Represented broker-dealer in arbitration brought by former clients alleging negligence and fraud-based claims relating to investment portfolio recommendations and sales of international securities and private placement securities.; Represented Lennar Corporation in federal and state court and established personal jurisdiction against foreign manufacturer producing and selling drywall for American homes. See, How They Won It: Greenberg Sticks It to Chinese Drywall Co., Law360, October 23, 2012.; Represented national accounting firm in professional negligence action brought by former client relating to purported defalcations by client's ex-employee.; Government and Internal Investigations; Represented directors and officers in pre-suit investigation by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation involving allegations of negligence and gross negligence relating to securities purchases and commercial loans.; Represented national accounting firm in connection with investigation of client related to its restatement of financial statements due to software capitalization, revenue recognition accounting issues.; Represented national consulting firm in connection with investigation of accounting issues related to restatement of financial statements due to earnout accounting issues.; Represented national accounting firm in connection with investigation of client relating to accounting for subprime mortgages, reverses for failed/defaulted mortgages.; Represented national accounting firm in connection with investigation of former client relating to accounting for backdated stock options.
 
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Office Information

Ian M. Ross

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131




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