Cooley LLP

May 01, 2012 16:29 ET

Cooley Welcomes Experienced Securities Litigator Lyle Roberts in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Cooley LLP announced today that Lyle Roberts has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Securities Litigation practice group. Roberts joins Cooley from Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Roberts' practice focuses on the defense of public corporations and individuals in class actions, derivative cases, mergers and acquisitions litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and counsels clients with respect to securities regulatory issues. Roberts is the author of the popular blog The 10b-5 Daily (, an online resource devoted to news and analysis of securities class actions. He also is co-chairman of the annual Practicing Law Institute securities litigation program.

"With companies facing increasing regulatory scrutiny, Cooley's securities litigation attorneys are advising clients, both individuals and business, in every type of securities matter," said Ryan Naftulin, Partner in Charge of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. "Lyle is an accomplished and highly respected securities litigator whose experience will be of significant value to our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him to Cooley, where he joins a national team of securities litigators who work together seamlessly across our firm."

"The opportunity to join Cooley's leading national practice was one that I could not pass up," Roberts noted. "I'm looking forward to helping the firm further expand its securities litigation presence on the east coast."

Roberts graduated with his B.A. and M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996, where he was on the Law Review. Following law school, he was a judicial clerk for Judge Donald S. Russell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Roberts is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Cooley's Securities Litigation practice is co-chaired by John Dwyer in San Francisco and Koji Fukumura in San Diego. The group, which includes 50 attorneys, represents a broad range of businesses and individuals, such as start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in fields as diverse as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, technology, Internet, and retail; accounting firms, brokerage firms, foundations, venture capital firms, inside and outside directors, corporate officers and selling shareholders.

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