Alla Zayenchik practices out of the firm’s New York office, where she prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance, and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients.
She was a key member of the trial team that successfully litigated In re Starz Stockholder Litigation, a breach of fiduciary duty action arising from Starz’s sale to Lionsgate, which led to a $92.5 million recovery. She has successfully litigated numerous representative actions including In re TIBCO Software Stockholder Litigation; In re DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.; Williams v. Ji, et al. (Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.); In re Sanchez Energy Derivative Litigation; In re Appraisal of Towers Watson & Co.; and In Re Appraisal of Diamond Resorts International, Inc.
Among other cases, Alla is currently prosecuting Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis v. Jones et al., a derivative lawsuit on behalf of FirstEnergy arising out of the largest political bribery scandal in the history of Ohio; In re Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Merger Litigation; In re Baker Hughes Incorporated Merger Litigation; and In re Straight Path Communications Inc. Consol. Stockholder Litigation.
Alla is a champion of gender equality and corporate social change. She is a founding member of Beyond #MeToo: A Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Risk. Beyond #MeToo seeks to provide a neutral forum for candid discussion, practical discourse, and legal and professional scholarship in developing the next generation of policy prescriptions and best practices related to these complicated issues.
Prior to joining BLB&G, Alla was a litigation associate at a New York law firm, where she successfully represented clients in class action and corporate governance litigation. While in law school, Alla was a Symposium Editor for the Cardozo Public Law, Policy, and Ethics Journal. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Melvin L. Schweitzer of the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, and as a legal intern for The Innocence Project.