Ian M. Ross: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Ian M. Ross 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, representing refugees seeking political asylum in removal proceedings in immigration court.

As a member of the firm's eDiscovery group, Ian handles and coordinates complex multijurisdictional and multinational discovery matters, including document collections, reviews, and productions.

Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Ian was a member of the litigation group at Sidley Austin, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois.

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
•Recipient, We Can Dream Pro Bono Award, Dade Legal Aid, 2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Dispute Resolution - General Commercial Disputes, 2016
•Recipient, Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement, 2008

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Presenter, Potential Litigation Pitfalls in Transactional Documents, Hoffman Professional Center, Miami, FL, November 15, 2016
•Author, The Common Interest Doctrine in Corporate Transactions, Young Lawyer's Division Business Law Newsletter, American Bar Association, Fall 2016
•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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

04.26.17 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Ian M. Ross Appointed to Miami-Dade Urban Debate League Board of Directors

03.07.17 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Ian M. Ross Recognized by Dade County Bar Association at “We Can Dream” Pro Bono Celebration

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

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

Noteworthy Experience

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

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • eDiscovery & eRetention
  • Securities Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.7707  Phone
305.961.5338  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Ian-M-Ross
University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science, minored in Psychology and Philosophy, Graduated with General Undergraduate Honors and Departmental Honors, 2002
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, Illinois; 2011, Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Miami-Dade Urban Debate League
•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
•Co-Chair, Business Law Committee, 2015-2016
•Member, Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
•Member, Friends of St. Jude Miami, Event Committee

Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: 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. 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.; 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. ( SunTrust Ducks Claims Over $80M Notes Enforcement, Law360 , January 17, 2014).; Held off a shareholder class action to enjoin a merger, allowing for the sale of Prolor Biotech, Inc., an Israeli-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing longer-acting proprietary versions of already approved therapeutic proteins. Plaintiffs' efforts to pursue their claim post-merger were also favorably defended against by GT who obtained a dismissal with prejudice of the entire claim.; OPKO Health Inc. in holding off four putative class actions challenging the announced merger of OPKO and Bio-Reference Laboratories, After expedited discovery, the parties came to agreement on a memorandum of understanding on a disclosure-based settlement that allowed OPKO and Bio-Reference to complete their transaction, which was subsequently approved by shareholders.; Represented former office of national consulting firm in dismissal of shareholder derivative claims in federal court. ( Oakland County Employees' Retirement System v. Massaro , 772 F. Supp. 2d 973; N.D. Ill. 2011) The court dismissed 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.( 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).; 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. ( 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.
ISLN:
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