Mr. Dellaportas is a preeminent securities litigator with a proven track record of success. In 2012, Mr. Dellaportas acted as lead trial counsel to Bruce Bent, co-inventor of the money market fund, and his son Bruce Bent II, in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil enforcement action against them. Following a month-long trial, a federal jury rendered a unanimous verdict clearing the Bents of all SEC and securities fraud charges. That courtroom victory earned him national media recognition as well as "Litigator of the Week" honors from The Am Law Litigation Daily and "Litigator in the Spotlight" recognition by The American Lawyer.
Mr. Dellaportas defends clients in shareholder class action suits, civil enforcement actions, and investigations brought by the SEC. He also handles cases involving mergers and acquisitions, government contracts, commercial real estate, and intellectual property matters. Mr. Dellaportas serves as an arbitrator and court-appointed fiduciary in financial services and real estate proceedings. He joins Kelley Drye from Morgan Lewis.
"I am delighted to join Kelley Drye. It is one of most respected firms in our business," said Mr. Dellaportas. "My colleagues and I have the unique opportunity to collaboratively foster the burgeoning securities litigation practice at this marquee firm."
The Foster Legal Search Group assisted in the recruitment of Mr. Dellaportas.
Mr. Dellaportas joins a team of nearly 100 litigators working throughout the firm's seven offices. Clients turn to Kelley Drye's litigation team for its formidable experience across a wide universe of commercial litigation areas, and the firm is listed among 24 "Highly Recommended" firms for litigation in a survey of Fortune 500 corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting.
About Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an international law firm founded in 1836 with more than 300 lawyers and other professionals practicing in New York, NY; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Stamford, CT; Parsippany, NJ; and Brussels, Belgium, additionally offering a full scope of legal service through our affiliate relationship with the Mumbai-based independent law firm, Fortitude Law Associates.
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