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Jeffrey P. Campisi


Jeffrey P. Campisi is involved in representing the firm’s institutional and individual clients in securities and shareholder actions. Mr. Campisi is currently representing individual or institutional clients in several securities and derivative actions, including the following:

  • Kasper v. AAC Holdings, Inc., et al., 15cv923 (M.D. Tenn.), a class action under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 concerning the company's failure to disclose a criminal investigationby the California Department of Justice. On July 1, 2016, the district court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss. For more information about this case, click here;


  • Schueneman v. Arena Pharms., et al., 10cv1959 (S.D. Cal.), a securities class action against Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a San Diego, California-based biotechnology company, relating to Arena’s allegedly false and misleading representations about the Company’s experimental new drug for weight loss and weight maintenance, lorcaserin. On October 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s dismissal of the action, and remanded the case for further proceedings. For more information about this case, click here;


  • In re SandRidge Energy, Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, No. CIV-13-102-W (W.D. Okla.), an action brought by shareholders of SandRidge on behalf of the Company asserting breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information against current and former directors of the Company, the Company’s former CEO and Chairman, and certain entities related to the Company’s former CEO and Chairman. On December 22, 2015, the Court granted final approval to a $38 million partial settlement. An additional settlement with the Ward Entity Defendants has been preliminarily approved. For more information about this case, click here; and


  • Shareholder derivative actions on behalf of shareholders of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., relating to alleged corruption and bribery involving Wal-Mart de Mexico, or Wal-Mex (Delaware Chancery Court) (click here for the complaint), and on behalf of the John Thomas Financial Bridge and Opportunity Funds (Harris County, Texas) (click here for the complaint).

In the past, Mr. Campisi has represented the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System in In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation, 08cv7831 (S.D.N.Y.) ($170 million recovered); State Teachers’ Retirement System of Ohio in In re Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative and ERISA Litigation, 07cv9633 (S.D.N.Y.) ($475 million recovered), one of the largest recoveries in a securities class action; the Virginia Retirement System in In re Escala Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, 06cv3518 (S.D.N.Y.) ($18 million in cash and stock recovered); the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System in In re Sequenom, Inc. Securities Litigation, 09cv921 (S.D. Cal.) ($43 million in cash and stock recovered, as of February 4, 2010, and significant corporate governance reforms) and in In re Gentiva Securities Litigation, 10cv5064 (E.D.N.Y.) ($6.5 million recovered). Other recent cases include In re Violin Memory, Inc. Securities Litigation, 13cv5486 (N.D. Cal.) ($7.5 million recovered); In re Nevsun Resources Ltd., 12cv1845 (S.D.N.Y.) (approximately $6 million settlement); In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation, 07cv5295 (C.D. Cal) ($624 million recovered), In re Proquest Company Securities Litigation, 06cv10619 (E.D. Mich.) ($20 million recovered), and Friedman v. Penson Worldwide, Inc., 11cv2098 (N.D. Tex.) ($6.5 million recovered).

Mr. Campisi is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law (summa cum laude), where he was a member of the Villanova Law Review and the Order of the Coif. Mr. Campisi earned a B.A. from Georgetown University (cum laude). Mr. Campisi served as a law clerk to the Late Honorable Herbert J. Hutton, United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Campisi is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.