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Ryan Gabay is a senior 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

Intern, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Matters

Representing Global Brokerage, Inc. and its CEO and CFO in a federal securities class action alleging claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

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).

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Representing Global Brokerage, Inc. and its CEO and CFO in a federal securities class action alleging claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

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 PricewaterhouseCoopers Brazil in a federal securities class action and individual actions in SDNY alleging claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1993, and various state law claims. Obtained dismissal of the Section 10(b) and state law claims on a motion to dismiss. In re Petrobras Sec. Litig., No. 14-CV-9662 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented Genuine Parts Company in Delaware Chancery Court in an action arising from the termination of an M&A agreement.

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.

Matters

Representing Global Brokerage, Inc. and its CEO and CFO in a federal securities class action alleging claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

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).

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Matters

Representing Global Brokerage, Inc. and its CEO and CFO in a federal securities class action alleging claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

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 PricewaterhouseCoopers Brazil in a federal securities class action and individual actions in SDNY alleging claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1993, and various state law claims. Obtained dismissal of the Section 10(b) and state law claims on a motion to dismiss. In re Petrobras Sec. Litig., No. 14-CV-9662 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y.)

Represented Genuine Parts Company in Delaware Chancery Court in an action arising from the termination of an M&A agreement.

Represented PwC in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition to a managed care Medicaid program.

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

Intern, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York