Amanda K. Pooler

Biography

Amanda Pooler
Amanda K. Pooler is counsel in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice. Amanda’s practice focuses on shareholder fiduciary duty and securities litigation in courts throughout the country, as well as counseling public company boards, board committees, and senior management with respect to a broad range of corporate governance and business matters. She also has experience representing and counseling limited partnerships and LLCs in both litigation and business transactions.

Amanda’s recent experience includes:

  • Successfully representing Brookfield Asset Management and certain of its subsidiaries in an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court, resulting in a landmark decision overturning the seminal Gentile v. Rosette decision and resulting in a complete dismissal.
  • Serving as the lead associate on a number of high-profile matters for Kinder Morgan, Inc., including:
    • winning a reversal by the Delaware Supreme Court of a $171 million trial verdict issued by the Delaware Court of Chancery against El Paso Pipeline GP Company, L.L.C., a Kinder Morgan subsidiary, in a derivative lawsuit brought by a limited partner; and
    • defeating multiple investor actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery and on appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court that challenged Kinder Morgan’s consolidation of three publicly traded subsidiaries, including two master limited partnerships, into Kinder Morgan Inc.
  • Representing the former directors of Xerox Corporation in connection with litigation related to Xerox’s termination of a merger transaction with Fujifilm Holdings.
  • Successfully representing the directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. in derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Representing Willis Towers Watson plc and certain former directors of Towers Watson & Co. and Willis Group Holdings plc in fiduciary duty and securities litigations brought in Delaware, New York, and Virginia federal court related to Willis’s merger with Towers Watson.
  • Representing General Electric Co., GE Capital, and its former directors in a fiduciary duty class action brought in the Delaware Court of Chancery by a former GE Capital preferred stockholder, challenging GE’s merger with GE Capital.
  • Successfully representing the former directors of RadioShack Corporation in obtaining dismissal of fiduciary-duty claims brought in connection with RadioShack’s bankruptcy.
  • Representing J.C. Flowers & Co. in connection with a control-person case brought under the federal securities laws in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Representing SPAC Churchill Capital Corp IV in connection with fraud claims in state and federal courts, concerning Churchill IV’s acquisition of Lucid Motors.
  • Representing a public pharmaceutical company in “busted deal” litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, resulting in successful closing of asset purchase transaction.

From 2019 through 2021, Amanda was named a “Rising Star” in New York by Super Lawyers. She has served as a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, where she taught an annual seminar on M&A Litigation in Practice with Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Amanda also has an active pro bono practice, which of late has included representing an indigent client in a criminal appeal, representing a victim of domestic violence in an immigration case, counseling entrepreneurs on entity-formation issues, and representing the Public Art Fund in contract negotiations with artists and real estate companies.

Amanda obtained her B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Hamilton College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal.

Prior to joining the Firm, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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