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Janet A. Gochman
 

Janet A. Gochman

Senior Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2815
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Janet Gochman is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Janet has significant experience working on securities litigation and derivative actions, M&A litigation, internal investigations for boards of directors, government investigations and a variety of complex commercial litigations. Janet also coordinates the response of corporate clients and the Firm to insider trading investigations by the SEC and FINRA.

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Work Highlights
  • Second Circuit victory for La Quinta Holdings affirming the District Court’s dismissal with prejudice in a securities class action
  • Appellate affirmance for JPMorgan in the Seventh Circuit dismissing a putative class action under SLUSA
  • UBS in obtaining a denial of class certification in a putative class action alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duty in connection with certain closed-end mutual funds
  • Second Circuit victory for the Lehman Brothers’ Benefits Committee in ERISA stock drop litigation arising from its collapse
  • Second Circuit victory for PXRE Reinsurance Company affirming the District Court’s dismissal of Hurricane Katrina-related securities class action
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 1993 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Tufts University, 1987 B.A.
    cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1996

Janet Gochman is Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Janet has significant experience working on securities litigation and derivative actions, M&A litigation, internal investigations for boards of directors, government investigations and a variety of complex commercial litigations. 

Her representations include:  

  • SeaWorld Entertainment in a securities class action; shareholder derivative suit; and government investigations;
  • Twitter in connection with a securities class action;
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. in SEC and CFTC investigations and in litigations concerning the marketing of proprietary investment funds;
  • Multiple investigations for the board of a Fortune 500 financial services company into allegations of sexual harassment by senior leadership, other forms of workplace misconduct, and the inadequate handling of related employee complaints;
  • La Quinta hotel chain in a securities litigation related to its plans for renovations and the oil market;
  • UBS in a putative class action alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duty in connection with certain closed-end mutual funds;
  • Former officers of Lehman in ERISA litigation stemming from the Company's 2008 bankruptcy; and
  • PXRE Reinsurance Company in related securities litigations brought in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Janet also coordinates the response of corporate clients and the Firm to insider trading investigations by the SEC and FINRA. In addition to practicing at the Firm, Janet worked as an Assistant General Counsel at PaineWebber, Inc., managing complex litigation arising out of PaineWebber’s capital markets businesses.

She received her B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1987, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1993, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and received the American Jurisprudence award in Property. 

She is admitted to practice in New York.

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