Boston, Massachusetts 02109
James Prendergast concentrates on civil class actions and other complex securities, corporate, high technology, consumer fraud, antitrust and commercial litigation. He has represented numerous public and private companies and/or their officers and directors in complex securities, antitrust and corporate governance matters, and handled individual, class and derivative litigation nationwide.
Mr. Prendergast has handled individual, class and derivative litigation nationwide, involving, among other matters, allegations of securities fraud in connection with initial and secondary offerings, mergers and acquisitions, limited partnership consolidations, proxy contests, consumer product advertising, software licensing and development disputes, control of close corporations, national distribution plans, cost accounting in the medical device industry and broker/dealer compliance. He also maintains an active antitrust practice, representing clients in merger reviews, private litigation and government investigations, and developing and implementing antitrust compliance programs involving a range of distribution, joint venture and marketing practices. His commercial litigation practice has included, among other matters, warranty, product defect and unfair practices disputes involving home construction materials, computer storage devices, merchant data security systems, and internet marketing programs.
Mr. Prendergast has represented clients including: State Street Corporation, Icagen, Satcon Technology, Avid, Sonus Networks, Analog Devices, Bose, EMC, Iomega, NOVA Biomedical, Berkshire Realty, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Marwan Investments, PolyMedica and Transkaryotic Therapies, among others.
In 1995, Mr. Prendergast went on leave from the firm to serve as a special assistant district attorney in the office of former Middlesex County District Attorney Thomas F. Reilly.
|Areas of Practice||1) Securities Litigation, 2) Business Trial Group and 3) Regulatory and Government Affairs|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988|
|Education||Dartmouth College, A.B.,1984|
|Bar Member / Association||Massachusetts State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||WilmerHale|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.