Jay W. Eisenhofer
Mr. Eisenhofer has been counsel in more multi-hundred million dollar cases than any other securities litigator, including the $3.2 billion settlement in the Tyco case, the $895 million United Healthcare settlement, the $450 million settlement in the Global Crossing case, the historic $450 million pan-European settlement in the Shell case, as well as a $400 million settlement with Marsh & McLennan, a $303 million settlement with General Motors and a $300 million settlement with DaimlerChrysler. Mr. Eisenhofer was also the lead attorney in the seminal cases of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Employees Pension Plan v. American International Group, Inc., where the U.S. Court of Appeals required shareholder proxy access reversing years of SEC no-action letters, and Carmody v. Toll Brothers, wherein the Delaware Court of Chancery first ruled that so-called “dead-hand” poison pills violated Delaware law. Mr. Eisenhofer is consistently ranked as a leading securities and corporate governance litigator and he has been named by Lawdragon to its list of the top 500 lawyers in America for the past two years. The National Law Journal has selected Grant & Eisenhofer as one of the top ten plaintiffs’ law firms in the country for the last seven years, earning the firm a place in The National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Firms Hall Of Fame. Mr. Eisenhofer has served as litigation counsel to many public and private institutional investors, including, among others, California Public Employees Retirement System, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, the Florida State Board of Administration, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana, Ohio Public Employee Retirement Systems, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Service Employees International Union, Amalgamated Bank, Lens Investment Management, Inc. and Franklin Advisers, Inc. Mr. Eisenhofer has authored a number of articles on the topic of alternative investments, including “Time for Hedge Funds to Become Accountable to Fiduciary Investors,” Pensions & Investments, April 30, 2012; and “Hedge Funds of the Living Dead,” New York Times Dealbook, June 4, 2012. Mr. Eisenhofer is a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova Law School.