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With a diverse practice mix, workforce and footprint, Troutman Sanders has cultivated its reputation for a higher commitment to client care for over 120 years. Ideally positioned to help clients across sectors realize their business goals, the firm’s 650 attorneys transact for growth, resolve mission-threatening disputes and navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges. See troutman.com for more information.
Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 27 offices and 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel at delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence. We are relentless in serving our clients – delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.
Michael Hefter is a trial lawyer with decades of experience leading clients through complex jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. He brings bold solutions to clients facing complicated disputes.
Michael's litigation portfolio includes matters involving: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business disputes, securities litigation, RICO actions, construction litigation, structured finance disputes, post-acquisition disputes, corporate governance (including mergers and acquisition litigation), claims involving lender liability issues, shareholder class and derivative actions, claims involving LLC and limited partnership issues and structures, bankruptcy related.
Michael has represented clients in numerous industries, including energy, power and utilities, insurance, healthcare, investment and commercial banking, private equity and hedge funds, venture capital, real estate, shipping, accounting, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, chemicals, and computer software.
Alex represents clients in high stakes matters in federal and state courts across the country. Alex has served as trial counsel for clients in jury trials, bench trials, mediations and arbitration proceedings. Alex focuses on securities and shareholder litigation, corporate governance matters, contract disputes, and business torts. Alex represents corporations, officers and directors in a wide variety of shareholder disputes, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, merger litigation, and board committee investigations. Alex has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in forums across the United States.
Ms. Jacobsen, a partner at Dechert LLP, defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers when they become entangled in securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations and corporate governance disputes. Ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) in four categories, Ms. Jacobsen was named Among the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2017, and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year since 2013. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches a seminar in Strategic Considerations in Securities Litigation. She received her B.A. from the University of Utah, with honors. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Jacobsen has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the country. She consistently succeeds in having the vast majority of her cases dismissed outright on motions to dismiss, thereby reducing the distraction and burden on her clients and resulting in significant savings for clients and insurance carriers alike.