Mr. Greer, a partner in Orrick's Seattle office, is a member of the Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Group. Mr. Greer's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities, corporate governance, and professional liability for accounting firms, class actions and energy issues.Mr. Greer's current matters include the following.Representation of a former financial officer in the Washington Mutual Securities Litigation class action.Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in a wage-and-hour class action challenging the exempt status of unlicensed accountants.Representation of an investment bank in an action brought by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle seeking to rescind the purchase of more than US$500 million in RMBS certificates.Mr. Greer has represented issuers, officers, directors, accountants and underwriters in class action securities litigation and in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings. Mr. Greers practice also includes representation of companies, Special Litigation Committees and individuals in corporate governance disputes. He has conducted a number of internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors of both public and private companies. His experience in the energy arena includes the representation of the Bonneville Power Administration in an arbitration involving more than a billion dollars in claimed damages. His employment law experience includes a wage-and-hour matter for a Big Four accounting firm, and representation of an aluminum company in defeating unemployment claims of union members who walked off the job as part of a collective bargaining dispute.He has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and B.A., with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia.
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