Professional ProfileJohn Del Monaco is a litigation partner with experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with a particular focus on securities and shareholder litigation. He has represented clients in arbitrations and in state and federal courts throughout the United States in matters relating to securities, fraud, fiduciary duties, and other corporate governance matters, as well as myriad other complex commercial litigation claims.
Represent private investment fund in litigation arising out of allegedly fraudulent conduct in the sale of synthetic CDOs.
Represent private equity fund in litigation against hedge fund relating to sale of stock and warrants in special purpose acquisition company.
Represent financial services companies in FINRA customer-member arbitrations involving allegations of securities fraud, unsuitability, breach of contract, and failure to supervise, among others. Matters have involved myriad types of financial products, including: options contracts, forward contracts, structured products, and insurance products.
Corporate Governance and M&A Litigation
Represent nationwide hospital company in litigation arising out of allegedly false proxy materials in connection with hostile acquisition of target company.
Represent global chemical company in litigation arising out of covert takeover discussions involving a director and a top executive of the target company.
Represent private investment fund in litigation arising out of attempted hostile takeover of large, publicly-traded pharmaceutical company.
Represent shareholders of medical device company in litigation against buyer of medical device company concerning buyer’s performance under sale agreement.
Represent global pharmaceutical company in federal and state False Claims Act actions involving allegations of Medicaid fraud.
Represent global automobile manufacturer in federal court action against foreign defense industry conglomerate regarding ownership of certain United States and foreign patents.
Represent global semiconductor manufacturers in federal court action and private international arbitration relating to patent cross-licenses.
Represent telecommunications company in federal court class action involving false advertising, fraud, and unfair business practices claims.
Represent nationwide retailer in breach of contract claim brought by client.
White Collar and Regulatory
Represent senior financial executive in SEC investigation and related federal court class action concerning auction rate securities.
Represent senior financial executive in criminal and regulatory investigations related to securitization of mortgage backed securities.
Represent telecommunications company in federal court class action involving personal injury claims based on alleged environmental contamination.
Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in Litigation, 2014
Recognized as a "Rising Star" for Securities, Super Lawyers 2014
Weekly Verdict: Legal Lion, Law360, May 2013
Top 100 Verdicts, National Law Journal, 2012
U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit