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Mike Biles is a litigator who represents corporations and their officers and directors in complex business disputes.  Mike focuses on securities litigation in the federal and state courts. As a partner in our Corporate and Securities Litigation 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 ranked by Chambers and Partners for Securities Litigation since 2018 and 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

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

California

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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 New York

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

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

Ranked for Securities Litigation


CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2018–2023

Selected to Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation


TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2013–2023

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010

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Recognition

Ranked for Securities Litigation


CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2018–2023

Selected to Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation


TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2013–2023

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010

News

In the News · Source: The Wall Street Journal, Law360, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, InfoRiskToday, Investing, Midnight Trader Live Briefs, The American Lawyer, Global Investigations Review and New York Law Journal

October 30, 2023
Alec Koch and Mike Biles advise Timothy Brown, Chief Information Security Officer at SolarWinds, in a cybersecurity risk disclosure dispute with the SEC before a New York federal court

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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.

Lead defense counsel for a large IT management company that faced class action, derivative and regulatory matters following the disclosure of a significant cybersecurity breach.

Represented the lead underwriter in a securities class action alleging false statements in the IPO prospectus for a biopharma 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.

Lead defense counsel for a large IT management company that faced class action, derivative and regulatory matters following the disclosure of a significant cybersecurity breach.

Represented the lead underwriter in a securities class action alleging false statements in the IPO prospectus for a biopharma company.

Lead defense counsel for a large medical device company in a class action alleging accounting fraud that involved a financial restatement and insider trading.

Represented a Texas-based software company in a class action and SEC investigation that involved alleged fraudulent revenue-recognition claims.

Defense counsel for the nation’s largest, public medical cannabis company in a securities class action filed in M.D. Fla.

Represented the former executives of hospitals and stand-alone emergency rooms in multiple securities and derivative matters following the company’s bankruptcy.

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.

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

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.

News

In the News · Source: The Wall Street Journal, Law360, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, InfoRiskToday, Investing, Midnight Trader Live Briefs, The American Lawyer, Global Investigations Review and New York Law Journal

October 30, 2023
Alec Koch and Mike Biles advise Timothy Brown, Chief Information Security Officer at SolarWinds, in a cybersecurity risk disclosure dispute with the SEC before a New York federal court

View all

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.

Lead defense counsel for a large IT management company that faced class action, derivative and regulatory matters following the disclosure of a significant cybersecurity breach.

Represented the lead underwriter in a securities class action alleging false statements in the IPO prospectus for a biopharma company.

See more

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.

Lead defense counsel for a large IT management company that faced class action, derivative and regulatory matters following the disclosure of a significant cybersecurity breach.

Represented the lead underwriter in a securities class action alleging false statements in the IPO prospectus for a biopharma company.

Lead defense counsel for a large medical device company in a class action alleging accounting fraud that involved a financial restatement and insider trading.

Represented a Texas-based software company in a class action and SEC investigation that involved alleged fraudulent revenue-recognition claims.

Defense counsel for the nation’s largest, public medical cannabis company in a securities class action filed in M.D. Fla.

Represented the former executives of hospitals and stand-alone emergency rooms in multiple securities and derivative matters following the company’s bankruptcy.

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.

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

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.

News

In the News · Source: The Wall Street Journal, Law360, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Law, InfoRiskToday, Investing, Midnight Trader Live Briefs, The American Lawyer, Global Investigations Review and New York Law Journal

October 30, 2023
Alec Koch and Mike Biles advise Timothy Brown, Chief Information Security Officer at SolarWinds, in a cybersecurity risk disclosure dispute with the SEC before a New York federal court

View all

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

California

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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 New York

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

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

Ranked for Securities Litigation


CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2018–2023

Selected to Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation


TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2013–2023

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010

Close

Recognition

Ranked for Securities Litigation


CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2018–2023

Selected to Super Lawyers for Securities Litigation


TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS, SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2013–2023

Listed as a Rising Star


Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers magazine, 2006–2010