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Mike Biles focuses on securities litigation in the federal and state courts. As a partner in our Securities Enforcement and Regulation practice, Mike represents companies and company insiders in securities cases, including class actions, investigations and regulatory matters.

An experienced litigator, Mike counsels public companies, officers, directors and securities underwriters in class actions and derivative lawsuits. He also represents companies and company insiders in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory agencies.

Mike represents and advises companies dealing with significant corporate transactions, including fiduciary obligations in mergers and acquisitions. He also represents corporate officers and directors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings involving alleged breaches of fiduciary-duty and fraudulent-transfer claims.

An author and speaker on securities law topics, Mike has been listed by Super Lawyers as a Texas Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for 2006–2010, and a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2012.

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Credentials

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

California

Texas

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010

Matters

Represented one of the world's largest oil companies in a class action trial in Delaware Chancery Court concerning the buyout of the minority shareholders of a subsidiary.

Represented the former CEO and CFO of an Austin-based lithium-ion battery company in a securities class action.

Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a special committee formed by the board of a Houston-based oil company.

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Represented one of the world's largest oil companies in a class action trial in Delaware Chancery Court concerning the buyout of the minority shareholders of a subsidiary.

Represented the former CEO and CFO of an Austin-based lithium-ion battery company in a securities class action.

Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a special committee formed by the board of a Houston-based oil company.

Lead defense counsel for the former CEO and CFO of an offshore oil and gas construction and repair company in a securities class action, SEC investigation, and breach of fiduciary duty action arising out of its 2007 initial public offering and subsequent bankruptcy.

Represented a large online health product merchant and its current and former officers and directors in a federal class action and state derivative action alleging misleading public disclosures about manufacturing problems followings the company’s 2009 IPO.

Represented the former CFO of a Chinese company publicly traded on the NYSE in a federal securities class action alleging fraudulent financial statements.

Defense counsel for an oil and gas exploration company and its directors in a securities class action and related derivative matters filed in Oklahoma federal and state court.

Represented the former officers and directors of a Florida-based bank in an FDIC investigation of claims of mismanagement of the banks lending practices.

Defended a national broker-dealer in a class action filed in Atlanta alleging that defendants improperly marketed investments in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Acted as lead defense counsel for the former CFO of a public biotech company in an adversary proceeding filed by the debtor alleging corporate waste.

Acted as co-lead trial counsel for one of the world’s largest oil companies in a class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court by the minority shareholders of a subsidiary that was taken private.

Acted as lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana and related SEC investigation of an international offshore oil services company.

Represented the president and CEO of a software company in shareholder litigation and related SEC enforcement action filed in the wake of one of the largest financial restatements in U.S. history.

Acted as lead defense counsel for an oil exploration company in class action litigation filed in Texas State Court by shareholders challenging the sale of the company.

Acted as lead defense counsel for a large, Houston-based oil exploration and services company in a shareholder class action filed in Oklahoma State Court challenging the fairness of a more than $50 billion merger.

Represented one of the nation’s largest insurance companies in a class action filed in Oklahoma federal court by customers challenging the company’s insurance and investment products sales practices.

Represented one of the nation’s largest private equity investors in class action litigation filed in Kentucky by shareholders challenging the acquisition of a hotel company.

Defended a large insurance company in a multibillion-dollar class action filed by investors who purchased variable annuities in their qualified retirement plans.

Represented an international direct seller of personal care products in a securities class action filed in the Northern District of Texas.

Represented the former CFO and COO of an Austin-based software company in a securities class action filed in the Western District of Texas.

Defended a financial services company and its board in a class action filed in the Northern District of Texas by shareholders challenging a management lead buyout.

Acted as lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed against a Dallas-based financial services software company and its executives in the Northern District of Texas.

Represented a Dallas-based Internet services company and its officers and directors in a securities class action arising out of the company’s initial public offering.

Defended a storage-router company and its key executives in a securities class action filed in federal court in Austin.

Acted as co-lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed in the Southern District of Texas against an ATM manufacturer and its directors and executives.

Matters

Represented one of the world's largest oil companies in a class action trial in Delaware Chancery Court concerning the buyout of the minority shareholders of a subsidiary.

Represented the former CEO and CFO of an Austin-based lithium-ion battery company in a securities class action.

Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a special committee formed by the board of a Houston-based oil company.

See more
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Close

Matters

Represented one of the world's largest oil companies in a class action trial in Delaware Chancery Court concerning the buyout of the minority shareholders of a subsidiary.

Represented the former CEO and CFO of an Austin-based lithium-ion battery company in a securities class action.

Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a special committee formed by the board of a Houston-based oil company.

Lead defense counsel for the former CEO and CFO of an offshore oil and gas construction and repair company in a securities class action, SEC investigation, and breach of fiduciary duty action arising out of its 2007 initial public offering and subsequent bankruptcy.

Represented a large online health product merchant and its current and former officers and directors in a federal class action and state derivative action alleging misleading public disclosures about manufacturing problems followings the company’s 2009 IPO.

Represented the former CFO of a Chinese company publicly traded on the NYSE in a federal securities class action alleging fraudulent financial statements.

Defense counsel for an oil and gas exploration company and its directors in a securities class action and related derivative matters filed in Oklahoma federal and state court.

Represented the former officers and directors of a Florida-based bank in an FDIC investigation of claims of mismanagement of the banks lending practices.

Defended a national broker-dealer in a class action filed in Atlanta alleging that defendants improperly marketed investments in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Acted as lead defense counsel for the former CFO of a public biotech company in an adversary proceeding filed by the debtor alleging corporate waste.

Acted as co-lead trial counsel for one of the world’s largest oil companies in a class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court by the minority shareholders of a subsidiary that was taken private.

Acted as lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana and related SEC investigation of an international offshore oil services company.

Represented the president and CEO of a software company in shareholder litigation and related SEC enforcement action filed in the wake of one of the largest financial restatements in U.S. history.

Acted as lead defense counsel for an oil exploration company in class action litigation filed in Texas State Court by shareholders challenging the sale of the company.

Acted as lead defense counsel for a large, Houston-based oil exploration and services company in a shareholder class action filed in Oklahoma State Court challenging the fairness of a more than $50 billion merger.

Represented one of the nation’s largest insurance companies in a class action filed in Oklahoma federal court by customers challenging the company’s insurance and investment products sales practices.

Represented one of the nation’s largest private equity investors in class action litigation filed in Kentucky by shareholders challenging the acquisition of a hotel company.

Defended a large insurance company in a multibillion-dollar class action filed by investors who purchased variable annuities in their qualified retirement plans.

Represented an international direct seller of personal care products in a securities class action filed in the Northern District of Texas.

Represented the former CFO and COO of an Austin-based software company in a securities class action filed in the Western District of Texas.

Defended a financial services company and its board in a class action filed in the Northern District of Texas by shareholders challenging a management lead buyout.

Acted as lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed against a Dallas-based financial services software company and its executives in the Northern District of Texas.

Represented a Dallas-based Internet services company and its officers and directors in a securities class action arising out of the company’s initial public offering.

Defended a storage-router company and its key executives in a securities class action filed in federal court in Austin.

Acted as co-lead defense counsel in a securities class action filed in the Southern District of Texas against an ATM manufacturer and its directors and executives.

Credentials

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

California

Texas

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010