Goodin MacBride handles business litigation from inception through trial and appeals. We are experienced in class actions and complex litigation involving multiple forums and related cases.
Our attorneys’ cases involve a range of legal issues, including securities fraud, antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty by corporate insiders, accounting malpractice, breach of contract, fraud, negligence, and various business torts. Building on the expertise of our regulatory law practice, Goodin MacBride attorneys have also represented property owners, service providers, resellers, and consumers in cases involving utility regulation, rate setting, public agency enforcement, and water rights.
Our clients include companies in industries such as computer software and hardware, medical device technology, telecommunications, energy, banking and investment, and hospitality. They range from multinational corporations to privately held startups; corporate officers, directors, and shareholders; bankruptcy trustees and creditors; and others seeking the vindication of rights in business litigation.
Our attorneys bring and defend cases in state and federal courts, including adversary cases in bankruptcy court, in California and throughout the United States and its possessions. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitrations and mediations.
Recent victories for plaintiffs include the settlement of a securities fraud class action for over $100 million, a judgment at trial in favor of an international semiconductor manufacturer, and an arbitration award in favor of a telecommunications reseller for the full amount of damages sought plus interest. On the defense side, we recently defeated motions for class certification in a products liability case, and obtained dismissal during trial of antitrust claims against a baked goods broker.
Goodin MacBride’s litigation team of attorneys offers considerable experience handling accounting and auditing malpractice cases against prominent accounting firms, based on both classic theories of negligence and fraud, and developing theories such as “deepening insolvency.”
Goodin MacBride attorneys:
- Represented an individual investor against a Big Four accounting firm, claiming fraud based on its promotion and sale of fraudulent tax shelters.
- Prevailed in auditing malpractice litigation on behalf of a liquidating debtor against one of the Big Four accounting firms for issuing an unqualified annual audit report of a software company that went bankrupt three months after the report was issued.
- Successfully represented the bankruptcy estate of an international construction company by bringing audit malpractice claims against a Big Four accounting firm, breach of fiduciary duty against former officers, and declaratory relief with respect to insurance proceeds.