Richard B. Harper

Department Chair - Litigation (New York) Partner

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New York

P: +1.212.408.2675 F: +1.212.259.2475

Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Governance, and Securities Litigation

  • Certain Expedia Group directors in fiduciary duty and securities litigation arising from Expedia's $2.6 billion acquisition of Liberty Expedia. (Delaware and Colorado state and federal courts)
  • NASCAR and certain directors of International Speedway Corporation in fiduciary duty litigation arising from the company's $2 billion merger. (Florida state court)
  • Liberty Broadband Corporation and certain Charter Communications, Inc. directors in connection with fiduciary duty litigation arising from Liberty Broadband's $5 billion investment as part of the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger. (Delaware state court)
  • Barnes & Noble's special committee in fiduciary duty and securities litigation arising from the company's sale to Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited. (Delaware and New York state and federal courts)
  • Starz and certain of its directors in connection with fiduciary duty and appraisal litigation arising from its $4.4 billion acquisition by Lionsgate. (Delaware state court)

Business Tort (Trade Secret, Business Defamation, Tortious Interference and Related Claims) and Commercial Contract Litigation

  • Mastercard Incorporated in defense of misappropriation of trade secret claims, unfair competition and breach of contract claims asserted by Linkable Networks Inc. (New York state court)
  • PepsiCo against trade secret, patent, and breach of contract claims asserted by ScentSational Corp., which claimed over $130 million in damages. (New York federal court)
  • Ascent Capital Group, Inc. and its directors against fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from proposed financing for its subsidiary (Delaware state court)
  • Lyft, Inc. against Jersey City, NJ taxicab owners who asserted tortious interference and local and state statutory violations in an attempt to prevent Lyft from competing in the city. (New Jersey state court)
  • Pramer S.C.A., a South America cable programming company, in a two week jury trial and appeal involving fraud, fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims. (New York state court)