LOS ANGELES – Feb. 10, 2016 – Daniel J. Tyukody joins global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Los Angeles office this week as co-chair of the firm’s Securities Class Action Practice.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in securities litigation, Tyukody’s practice is focused on defending issuers, officers and directors, and underwriters in securities class actions, as well as in derivative cases, M&A cases, and SEC proceedings. He also defends clients in white collar crime and government investigations, as well as FCPA matters. He was previously a partner at Goodwin Procter, LLP.
“Dan’s stellar background in securities class action defense will be a wonderful complement to our national Securities Litigation Practice,” said Bradford D. Kaufman, co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice. “We are thrilled to welcome him as co-chair of this national practice.”
In one of the few post-Private Securities Litigation Reform Act cases to go to verdict, Tyukody received a defense verdict in a securities class action involving claims under Sections 12(a)(2) and 15 of the 1933 Act. After two trips to the Ninth Circuit, the judgment was ultimately affirmed on loss causation grounds. See Miller v. Thane Int’l., 615 F.3d 1095 (9th Cir. 2010).
Tyukody has been named one of the nation’s top securities litigators by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 U.S., Lawdragon Magazine, Benchmark Litigation, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
“Dan is a highly experienced litigator and a great addition to the Los Angeles office,” said Jeff E. Scott, Los Angeles managing shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. “His skillset will be an asset to both our local and national clients.”
Tyukody is a frequent speaker and commentator on securities law topics, and has been quoted in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Securities Law360, and Compliance Week.
“Greenberg Traurig has terrific breadth in defending securities litigation cases across the United States, and I look forward to growing our class action practice and utilizing our skills in defending companies and their officers and directors across the nation,” said Tyukody.
Tyukody received his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, and his B.S. from Duke University.