Mr. DeLange practices in the firm's California office, where he focuses on complex litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. He has extensive experience representing prominent private and public institutional investors in class actions, individual actions and derivative cases. Mr. DeLange is a senior member of the firm’s team representing investors who were harmed by the abusive practices of the many players in the mortgage lending arena. He is currently in charge of litigation on behalf of numerous institutions that invested directly in mortgage-backed securities, including litigation involving Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, JPMorgan, and others.
Since joining the firm, Mr. DeLange has prosecuted and successfully resolved a number of prominent securities class actions, recovering billions of dollars on behalf of investors. Most recently, along with his partners, Mr. DeLange led the litigation against Washington Mutual, which settled for $208.5 million, the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in the Western District of Washington. In addition, he served as co-lead counsel on behalf of institutional investors in In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Securities Litigation, which settled for $173 million and represents the largest stock option backdating settlement reached in the Ninth Circuit and the third-largest backdating settlement overall. Among other major cases are In re McKesson Securities Litigation, which settled before trial for a total of over $1.04 billion, the largest settlement amount in history for any securities class action within the Ninth Circuit; In re Accredo Health, Inc., which settled less than six weeks before trial for $33 million; In re HCA, Inc., which settled for $20 million; and In re Network Associates Securities Litigation, which settled for $70 million.
Mr. DeLange lectures on securities litigation and institutional investor interests and has authored and co-authored several articles concerning securities litigation and class actions.