Mr. Hunciker's practice is concentrated in complex business and securities litigation. Prior to joining BLB&G, Mr. Hunciker represented clients in a number of class actions and other actions brought under the federal securities laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. He has also represented clients in actions brought under intellectual property laws, federal antitrust laws, and the common law governing business relationships.
Mr. Hunciker served as a member of the trial team for the In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation ($6.2 billion settlement) and teams that prosecuted five investor class actions arising from the financial crisis, including In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Litigation ($730 million settlement) and In re Wachovia Preferred Securities and Bond/Notes Litigation ($627 million settlement). Among other cases, Mr. Hunciker was a member of BLB&G teams that prosecuted the In re Schering-Plough Corp./Enhance Securities Litigation, ($473 million settlement); In re Merck & Co., Inc. Vytorin/Zetia Securities Litigation ($215 million settlement); In re Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Forex Transactions Litigation ($180 million settlement); In re Merck & Co. Securities Litigation (Vioxx-related) ($1.062 billion settlement) and In re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities Litigation ($250 million settlement).
Mr. Hunciker presently is a member of the teams prosecuting the In re SCANA Corp. Securities Litigation, In re Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Securities Litigation and In re Akorn, Inc. Data Integrity Securities Litigation. He also is a member of the team that prosecuted the Hefler v. Wells Fargo & Co. shareholder litigation concerning Wells Fargo’s allegedly opening accounts without consent ($480 million proposed settlement, subject to Court approval).