Nathan Bull focuses his practice on complex securities and commercial litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on corporate control contests, shareholder class actions and derivative suits, as well as matters involving complex financial instruments and structured products. Nathan regularly advises clients on matters regarding complex contractual disputes, merger litigations and activism-related litigation. Nathan also has extensive experience in a variety of regulatory matters and enforcement actions brought by various federal and state entities and regulatory bodies departments, including with respect to insider trading and market manipulation investigations.
Nathan has been recognized for his legal abilities by leading publications, including Legal 500 and Super Lawyers, which naming him a Rising Star, and is a recipient of the Burton Award for exceptional legal writing.
Nathan received a BA in Economics and European History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, cum laude, and earned his JD from New York University School of Law in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.
Represented a multi-billion dollar asset management firm in litigation commenced by stockholders in Delaware and New York challenging a merger transaction.*
Represented an American pharmaceutical company in connection with a securities fraud class action alleging that the company engaged in a so-called “channel stuffing” scheme and misrepresented the inventory levels of its pharmaceutical products held at wholesalers*
Represented a monoline insurer in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a residential mortgage loan company and its affiliates, after representing the insurer in a four-year civil litigation against an affiliate to recover billions of dollars of losses arising out of financial guaranty insurance that it provided in connection with residential mortgage-backed securitizations*
Represented the outside directors of two hedge funds in connection with multi-billion dollar litigations brought by the Caymanian joint liquidators of the funds*
Represented an outside director of a collapsed hedge fund in connection with a litigation brought by investors*
Represented a retail mortgage lender in connection with a complex litigation arising out of its $550 million acquisition of the stock and assets of a large mortgage loan originator*
Represented the former outside directors of a multinational conglomerate in connection with multi-billion dollar securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits stemming from the criminal activities of the company’s former management team*
Represented an international banking institution in connection with a civil action seeking to recover $700 million in losses arising out of a contemplated CDO transaction*
Represented a major chemical company in connection with an antitrust and RICO action brought by the Republic of Iraq arising out of Saddam Hussein’s corruption of the UN-administered Oil-For-Food Program*
Represented a real estate investment trust in its proxy contest and successful litigation against an activist hedge fund*
Represented a media conglomerate in connection with litigation arising from the acquisition of the company by a consortium of investors*
Represented an American pharmaceutical company in its $15.6 billion acquisition*
Represented an Irish biotechnology company in its successful defense of a hostile tender offer*
Represented the CEO of a major software company in connection with a proposed going-private transaction and $2.4 billion sale*
Represented a Chinese gas distributor in connection with a going-private transaction*
Represented a major financial institution in connection with a wide-ranging criminal and regulatory investigation into its participation in the auction rate securities market*
Represented a private equity firm in connection with an investigation brought by the SEC*
Represented the independent directors of an offshore hedge fund in connection with an investigation brought by the SEC*
Represented a hedge fund in connection with its role structuring a synthetic CDO transaction*
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