DLA Piper hires Altschuler as litigation partner in Delaware practice

DLA Piper has announced that Ashley R Altschuler will join the firm’s litigation practice as a partner in Wilmington, Delaware, with an office also in New York.

Altschuler is a seasoned practitioner with more than 15 years of experience litigating corporate, securities and complex business matters at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal jurisdictions across the US, including the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.

His practice includes defence of shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisitions litigation, federal and state securities class actions, commercial litigation, arbitrations and bankruptcy-related litigation, as well as counselling boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, business judgment, executive compensation and regulatory issues.

Altschuler has successfully litigated cases relating to multi-billion-dollar buyouts, investment stakes, tender offers and contests for corporate control, breach of fiduciary duty, financial and accounting fraud, insider trading, requests for company books and records, stock option backdating and many of the largest corporate bankruptcies in history.

He joins DLA Piper from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was a partner in the securities litigation practice group in New York.