Ali Rabbani is an associate in Winston & Strawn’s Los Angeles office. His practice is comprised of a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, consumer fraud class action, employment, and bankruptcy-related litigation. Mr. Rabbani has in-court trial experience and has briefed cases at the trial and appellate court levels.
- Representation of National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of the City of Stockton, California.
- Representation of Medela, Inc. in a putative nationwide class action alleging, among other things, violations of California consumer protection statutes in connection with the marketing and sale of certain breastfeeding accessories.
- Representation of Panasonic Corporation of North America in putative state and nationwide class actions alleging, among other things, violations of state consumer fraud statutes in connection with the marketing and sale of certain plasma televisions.
- Representation of Conseco Life Insurance Company in a putative nationwide class action alleging, among other things, breaches of certain universal life insurance policies in connection with changes to cost of insurance rates.
- Representation of the Los Angeles Dodgers in various litigation disputes in connection with its historic Chapter 11 case, which culminated in a sale of the team for more than $2 billion.
- Representation of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc. in litigation against Casey’s General Stores arising out of Casey’s effort to enjoin Couche-Tard’s tender offer to acquire Casey’s based on alleged violations of, among other things, Section 14(e) of the Williams Act and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in which Casey’s motion for a preliminary injunction was denied.
- Representation of DuPont Conoco Private Market Group Trust in litigation brought by the Internal Revenue Service arising out of an alleged fraudulent conveyance, resulting in a successful decision after trial.
- Representation of The Talbots, Inc. and its board of directors in shareholder class action litigation challenging Talbots’ merger with BPW Acquisition Corp., which led to a successful transaction and favorable settlement.
- Representation of Capmark Financial Group in litigation arising out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in which unsecured creditors sought to bring preference and fraudulent conveyance claim against the debtor.
- Representation of Applied Materials, Inc. in shareholder class action litigation challenging its acquisition of Semitool, Inc., in which plaintiffs’ motion for expedited discovery was denied, resulting in a successful transaction and favorable settlement.
- Representation of Omnicare, Inc. in a series of arbitrations and litigations against health care providers pertaining to the interpretation of Medicare Part D regulations.
- Representation of investment banks and other financial advisors, including UBS Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse Securities LLC, and Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. in connection with contested and negotiated acquisitions.
- Representation of numerous public companies in responding to regulatory inquiries or investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or FINRA.
Mr. Rabbani received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006, where he was the recipient of the John M. Olin Student Fellowship in Law and Economics. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2003.
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Rabbani has assisted with the research of publications and presentations including:
- False Advertising Consumer Class Actions: Latest Developments,” American Bar Association (December 5, 2012).
- “False Advertising Consumer Class Actions: Latest Developments – Best Practices for Bringing and Defending Misleading Advertisement Litigation,” Strafford Publications, Inc. (September 6, 2012).
- “Suing or Representing Foreign Corporations in New York State Courts,” Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (2011).
- Since 2010, Mr. Rabbani has regularly co-authored the “Delaware Quarterly: Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law,” a quarterly roundup of major decisions in the Delaware Court of Chancery published in both the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter and the Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter.