Jesse prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Jesse was a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he represented accounting firms, banks, investment firms and high-net-worth individuals in complex commercial, securities, commodities and professional liability civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He also gained considerable experience in responding to investigations and inquiries by government regulators such as the SEC and CFTC. In addition, Jesse actively litigated several pro bono civil rights cases, including a federal suit in which he secured a favorable settlement for an inmate alleging physical abuse by corrections officers.
Since joining the firm, he has helped investors achieve hundreds of millions in recoveries, including a $110 million settlement in Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association v. comScore, Inc.; a $32 million cash settlement in an action against real estate service provider Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A.; a $210 million dollar settlement in In re Wilmington Trust Securities Litigation; and a $22 million settlement in an action against mutual fund company Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. He is currently assisting the firm in its prosecution of Lord Abbett Affiliated Fund, Inc. v. Navient Corporation; In re Frontier Communications Corp. Sec. Litig.; Roofer’s Pension Fund v. Papa et al.; In re Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Sec. Litig.; and In re Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. Sec. Litig. Jesse was also a key part of the team that achieved a $90 million recovery for investors in In re Willis Towers Watson plc Proxy Litigation (pending court approval).
In recognition of his professional achievements and reputation, Jesse has been named a “Rising Star” for the past seven years by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in New York are selected to receive this honor each year).