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Our first runner-up for Litigator of the Week this week is Matt Solum of Kirkland & Ellis, who got a shout out last week as part of a team that knocked out a securities suit against Micro Focus International PLC tied to its ADR price drop following its merger with HPE. Matt followed that win up with another on September 30, this time for Bristol-Myers Squibb and certain current and former directors and officers. U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil dismissed a securities class action brought against BMS with prejudice finding that the plaintiffs had not established the existence of “an industry standard definition” of the term they claimed the company was misleading investors about and, therefore, could not plead scienter.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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