Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal practice on defending shareholder rights. Mr. Monteverde regularly handles high profile merger cases seeking the highest value for shareholders and has recovered damage and enhanced merger deals in the process.
Mr. Monteverde has also broken new boundaries when it comes to contesting proxies related to compensation issues after the Dodd-Frank Act for not providing accurate disclosure required for shareholders to make informed decisions. Knee v. Brocade Comm’ns Sys., Inc., No. 1-12-CV-220249. Slip op. at 2 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cnty. Apr. 10, 2012) (Kleinberg, J.) (enjoining the 2012 shareholder vote as certain information related to projected executive compensation (as in connection with an increase in equity plan shares that had a potential negative effect on the shareholders) was not adequately stated in the proxy statement).
The Mr. Monteverde has published articles about executive compensation. He speaks regularly in ABA, PLI, ACI and other conferences about the litigation surrounding mergers or executive compensation issues.
Juan Monteverde has been selected by Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2017-2019 as a New York Metro Rising Star in Securities Litigation, an award given to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in a specific field. He. Monteverde has also been selected by Martindale-Hubbell from 2017 to 2020 for a top-rated lawyer.
Below is a list of the most notable examples and accomplishments:
In Re Envision Healthcare Corp., Case No. 18-cv-01608-RGA-SRF (D. Del. 2021)(obtaining $17.4 million cash settlement)
Riche V. Pappas (US Geothermal buyout) JTL, 2018-0177 (Del. Ch. 2020)(securing $6.5 millions cash payment)
In Re Hansen Medical, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, Lead Case No. 16-cv-294288 (Santa Clara Cnty., CA 2019)(obtaining $7.5 million post-close cash settlement)
In Re Clubcorp Holdings Shareholder Litigation, Case No. A-17-758972-B (Dist. Ct. Cark Cnty., NV 2019)(obtaining $5 million post-closing cash settlement)
In Re American Capital, Ltd. Shareholder Litigation in Re American Capital, Ltd. Shareholder Litigation, Case No. 422598-V (Rockwell Cty, MD 2018)(obtaining $17.5 million post close cash settlement)
In Re Jefferies Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8059-CB (Del. Ch. 2015)(obtaining in co-lead capacity $70 million following the close settlement)
In re Force Protection, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, Case No. A-11-651336-B (Dist. Ct. Clark Cnty., NV 2015)(obtaining as co-lead counsel an amount of $11 million post-closing cash settlement)
In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Litigation, C.A. No. 7840-VCL (Del. Ch. 2014.) (obtaining in co-lead capacity $10.725 million in cash settlements post-close)
In Re Harleysville Group, Inc. S’holders Litigation, C.A. 6907-VCP (Del. Ch. 2014)(obtaining important disclosures for stockholders pre-close and securing valuable relief post-close in the form of an Anti-Flip provision that grants holders of former stocks with 25% share of profits from a Qualifying Sale)