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Lester Hooker
Charter Member
Securities Law

7777 Glades Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33434

 

Lester Hooker, is involved in all of Saxena White’s practice areas, including securities class action litigation and shareholder derivative actions. During his tenure at Saxena White, Mr. Hooker has obtained substantial monetary recoveries and secured valuable corporate governance reforms on behalf of investors nationwide.

Richard Maniskas
Distinguished Lawyer
Securities Law

1055 Westlakes Dr, Berwyn, PA 19312, USA

 

Richard A. Maniskas is the founding partner of the Firm. After serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo (deceased), President Judge Emeritus, for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, he began his career as an associate at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C. concentrating in securities litigation, with an emphasis on FINRA and NYSE Member broker-dealers litigation. In 2003, he joined the firm now known as Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP in Radnor, PA where he helped clients focus their efforts on cases with a favorable mix of facts, law and potential recovery. Case initiation and development in complex securities fraud, ERISA, fiduciary, antitrust, shareholder derivative, and mergers and acquisitions actions were his focus. In 2008, Mr. Maniskas moved to the Los Angeles, CA office of Glancy Prongay & Murray, LLP where he represented both institutional and individual investors in complex corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, derivative, ERISA, and consumer litigation. In 2010, he co-founded Ryan & Maniskas, LLP where he continued to focus on case initiation and development in complex class action matters. In 2017, Mr. Maniskas founded the Firm where he continues to represent shareholders and others in complex class action litigation in state and federal courts throughout the nation, with a focus on representing stockholders asserting claims for breaches of fiduciary duties and violations of the federal securities laws. Mr. Maniskas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from the Widener University of the School of Law. At Pitt, Mr. Maniskas received a varsity letter for football. While in law school, Mr. Maniskas served as Internal Editor of the Widener Journal of Public law. Mr. Maniskas is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New York, and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of Nebraska.

Timothy Miles
Distinguished Lawyer
Securities Law

124 Shiloh Ridge, Hendersonville, TN 37075, USA

 

Mr. Miles received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993 and his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in May 2001, graduating third in his class, and was made a member of the Honorable Society of Cooper’s Inn which is reserved for students graduating in the top ten percent of their class. He is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court; the United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee and the District of Colorado; and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association; National Trial Lawyers Association; and Harry Phillips American Inns of Court (Student Member 2000). Mr. Miles has dedicated his career to representing shareholders in complex class-action litigation. Whether serving as lead, co-lead, or liaison counsel, Mr. Miles has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors, shaped precedent-setting decisions, and delivered real corporate governance reforms. Judges and peers have repeatedly recognized Mr. Miles’ relentless advocacy for shareholders, as well as his unbendable ethical standards. For example, Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, which is by invitation only and is “extended to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria.” The National Trial Lawyers Association explained the significance of this honor: “With the selection of Timothy L. Miles by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, [Mr.] Miles has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research

Juan Monteverde
Charter Member
Securities Law

350 5th Ave, Ste 4405, The Empire State Building, New York, NY 10118

 

Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal career advocating shareholder rights. Mr. Monteverde regularly handles high profile merger cases seeking to maximize shareholder value and has recovered damages and improved merger transactions in the process. Mr. Monteverde has also broken new ground when it comes to challenging proxies related to compensation issues post Dodd-Frank Act for not providing accurate disclosure required for shareholders to cast informed votes. Mr. Monteverde has written articles regarding executive compensation and also speaks regularly at ABA, PLI, ACI and other conferences regarding merger litigation or executive compensation issues. He earned his B.S. from California State University of Northridge before attending St. Thomas University School of Law, where he earned his J.D.

Denis Rice
Charter Member
Securities Law

3 EMBARCADERO CTR, FL 10, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111-4075

 

Denis Rice was a founding partner of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Falk, which combined in 2012 with then-Arnold & Porter. Mr. Rice has represented business clients in a broad spectrum of matters, ranging from antitrust and securities litigation to public and private financings. His clients have included companies engaged in banking, finance, corporate securities, brokerage, venture capital, real estate, software, architecture and design, and professional services. He has served on corporate boards, where he has addressed issues of corporate governance and liability of officers and directors. He counseled a three-person architectural firm over four decades through its growth into a 4600-person, worldwide entity. Mr. Rice has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1985, most recently in seven different categories. Each year a single member of the California Bar is presented the Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business Law; Mr. Rice received this honor in 2009. He has taught American venture capital and cyberspace law in law schools in Russia and Poland, taught US corporate law to the Philippine Bar in Manila, and given a course in cyberspace law to the Supreme Court of Nepal. He serves as a panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.