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Ryan Gabay is an associate in King & Spalding’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Trial & Global Disputes practice.  Ryan represents public and private companies, directors, officers, and other individuals in high-stakes commercial litigation and regulatory matters, including cases involving the federal securities laws, fiduciary obligations of corporate directors, tortious conduct, and breach of contract.

Ryan graduated from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as an Articles & Notes Editor of the Fordham Law Review

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar

B.S., Cornell University

New York

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

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

Matters

Represented Darwin Deason, Xerox’s third-largest shareholder, in a successful action to stop Fuji from acquiring control of Xerox in a proposed $6.1 billion Xerox-Fuji merger. Following a two-day evidentiary hearing in New York Supreme Court, the court preliminarily enjoined the transaction and, for the first time under New York law, also allowed Xerox shareholders to nominate new director candidates even though the company’s notice deadline had passed.  Deason v. Fujifilm Holdings Corp., et al., Index No. 650675/2018 and Deason v. Xerox Corp., et al., Index No. 650988/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 27, 2018).

Member of trial team that represented PwC in a three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  MF Global Holdings Ltd., as Plan Administrator v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Civ. No. 14-CV-2197 (VM) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 6, 2017).

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.  Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

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Represented Darwin Deason, Xerox’s third-largest shareholder, in a successful action to stop Fuji from acquiring control of Xerox in a proposed $6.1 billion Xerox-Fuji merger. Following a two-day evidentiary hearing in New York Supreme Court, the court preliminarily enjoined the transaction and, for the first time under New York law, also allowed Xerox shareholders to nominate new director candidates even though the company’s notice deadline had passed.  Deason v. Fujifilm Holdings Corp., et al., Index No. 650675/2018 and Deason v. Xerox Corp., et al., Index No. 650988/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 27, 2018).

Member of trial team that represented PwC in a three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  MF Global Holdings Ltd., as Plan Administrator v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Civ. No. 14-CV-2197 (VM) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 6, 2017).

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.  Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

Matters

Represented Darwin Deason, Xerox’s third-largest shareholder, in a successful action to stop Fuji from acquiring control of Xerox in a proposed $6.1 billion Xerox-Fuji merger. Following a two-day evidentiary hearing in New York Supreme Court, the court preliminarily enjoined the transaction and, for the first time under New York law, also allowed Xerox shareholders to nominate new director candidates even though the company’s notice deadline had passed.  Deason v. Fujifilm Holdings Corp., et al., Index No. 650675/2018 and Deason v. Xerox Corp., et al., Index No. 650988/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 27, 2018).

Member of trial team that represented PwC in a three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  MF Global Holdings Ltd., as Plan Administrator v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Civ. No. 14-CV-2197 (VM) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 6, 2017).

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.  Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

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Matters

Represented Darwin Deason, Xerox’s third-largest shareholder, in a successful action to stop Fuji from acquiring control of Xerox in a proposed $6.1 billion Xerox-Fuji merger. Following a two-day evidentiary hearing in New York Supreme Court, the court preliminarily enjoined the transaction and, for the first time under New York law, also allowed Xerox shareholders to nominate new director candidates even though the company’s notice deadline had passed.  Deason v. Fujifilm Holdings Corp., et al., Index No. 650675/2018 and Deason v. Xerox Corp., et al., Index No. 650988/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Apr. 27, 2018).

Member of trial team that represented PwC in a three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.  MF Global Holdings Ltd., as Plan Administrator v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Civ. No. 14-CV-2197 (VM) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 6, 2017).

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.  Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, et al. (Franklin Cir. Ct., Ky. Nov. 9, 2016).

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar

B.S., Cornell University

New York

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

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