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Jessica Zeldin

Jessica Zeldin

Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A.

Wilmington, DE, USA

Jessica Zeldin is a shareholder of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A.  Her practice focuses on representation of investors.  She has worked on behalf of minority shareholders and unitholders of master limited partnerships in class actions, securities claims, state law appraisal proceedings and derivative litigation.  She also has significant experience litigating statutory actions under the Delaware code, such as books and records demands, advancement proceedings and contests for corporate control. 

Jessica’s success in cases where she has had a substantial role include:

  • Participating on the team responsible for securing what will be, if approved, the largest derivative settlement ($275 million).See, e.g., In re Activision Blizzard, Inc. S’holders Litig., 86 A.3d 531 (Del. Ch. 2014).
  • Obtaining, if approved, the largest Delaware settlement in a state law insider trading related case ($39 million) and helping to change radically the law in this area.See, e.g., Kahn v. Kolberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., 23 A.3d 831 (Del. 2011); In re Primedia, Inc. S’holders Litig., 67 A.3d 455 (Del. Ch. 2013).
  • Developing, before the Delaware Supreme Court, favorable caselaw for unit holders seeking to enforce contractual fiduciary duties and obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement in a master limited partnership case.See, e.g., Gerber v. Enterprise Prods. Holdings, LLC, 67 A.3d 400 (Del. 2013).
  • Securing a $90 million settlement, on the eve of trial, for a small class of former seat holders of one of the nation’s premier options exchanges.See, e.g., In re Phila. Stock Exch., Inc., 965 A.2d 661 (Del. 2009).
  • Achieving a multi-million dollar verdict after trial finding that defendants were “corrupt” in their treatment of shareholders.See, e.g., Gesoff v. IIC Indus., 902 A.2d 1130 (Del. Ch. 2006).
  • Winning a reversal and remand from the Delaware Supreme Court of a motion to dismiss in what commentators have called a “landmark” corporate decision.See, e.g., Gantler v. Stephens, 965 A.2d 695 (Del. 2009).

Jessica is the past Treasurer and Secretary of the Delaware State Bar Association and the past President of the Women and Law Section of the Delaware State Bar.  She is a current member of the Court of Chancery Rules Committee.

Prior to joining Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A., Jessica practiced with a defense-oriented, Wilmington-based firm.  She represented directors and officers in statewide class and derivative actions.


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