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Juan E. Monteverde

Juan E. Monteverde

Faruqi & Faruqi LLP

New York City, NY, USA

Juan E. Monteverde is a partner in Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP's New York office and Chair of the firm's Shareholder Merger and Transactional Litigation Department. Mr. Monteverde has concentrated his legal career advocating shareholder rights and has appeared before Delaware Chancery Court in numerous occasions on behalf of shareholders in mergers and acquisitions class actions.

Before joining Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Mr. Monteverde gained extensive experience litigating exclusively mergers and acquisitions class actions from inception to conclusion. See Sullivan v. Gorog, Case No. BC398258 (Cal. Super. Ct. 2008) (prosecuting preliminary injunction to enjoin tender offer by Best Buy Co. Inc. of Napster, Inc., resulting in post-tender offer settlement for the enlargement of appraisal rights of Napster shareholders); In re Candela Corp. Shareholders Litigation, Lead C.A. No. 09-4092-BLS1 (Mass. Supreme Ct. 2009) (obtaining settlement of additional disclosures pertaining to the acquisition of Candela Corporation by Syneron Medical Ltd. and reforming merger agreement to reduce termination fee by approximately 20%); and Ubaney v. Rubinstein, C.A. No. 5459-VCL (Del. Ch. 2010) (obtaining supplemental disclosures in connection with the acquisition of Palm, Inc., including complete disclosure of Palm Inc.'s financial projections and free cash flows for 2010 through 2015).

At Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, Mr. Monteverde continues to protect shareholder rights. He has acted as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 5780-VC (Del. Ch. 2010) (obtaining post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million after two years of hotly contested litigation); in In Re Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Shareholders Litigation, Consol. Case No. 5644-VCS (Del. Ch. 2010) (negotiating significant supplemental disclosures regarding the acquisition of Valeant by Biovail); in McGowan v. ICX Technologies, Inc., C.A. No. 1:10CV1013 (E.D. Va. 2010) (achieving a class action settlement for additional disclosures pertaining to the tender offer of ICX Technologies, Inc. and extending the appraisal rights period for ICX Technologies shareholders by 20 days); and in Knee v. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., No. 1-12-CV-220249 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cnty. Apr. 10, 2012) (enjoining a shareholder vote on a proposal to increase the number of authorized shares under the company's stock plan until all material information was disclosed).

Mr. Monteverde taught a New York CLE course regarding the financial and legal fundamentals underlying the valuation of mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded companies, Valuation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, October 19, 2010. Mr. Monteverde has also been a panel speaker in the session for "Don't Get Caught in the Past" at the 2011 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar in Naples, Florida, where he discussed the current corporate governance developments in the mergers and acquisitions law practice and new trends in corporate governance law and practice at the start of the new decade.

Mr. Monteverde graduated from California State University of Northridge (B.S. Finance) and St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. cum laude). While at St. Thomas University School of Law, Mr. Monteverde was a staff editor of Law Review and the president of the law school newspaper.

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