CO-CHAIR, CLASS ACTION DEFENSE TEAM
Roy serves as co-chair of the Firm’s national class action defense team and focuses his practice defending banking and financial services litigation, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation, and ADA Title III litigation and compliance. He has more than 25 years of broad experience representing and counseling business clients faced with alleged class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and other complex or commercial litigation. His clients have spanned diverse industries, including banking and financial services, retail and luxury goods, hotels and hospitality, energy and natural resources, and technology and software.
Roy has successfully defended and resolved a variety of significant cases brought against corporate and bank clients involving claims arising from commercial disputes, shareholder disclosure, stock drop and corporate governance disputes in the context of both public companies and closely held companies and LLCs, and the exercise of fiduciary duties, residential mortgage lending and loan servicing, automobile finance, consumer banking, syndicated and commercial lending, mortgage backed securities, securitizations, and various other secondary market issues. Roy has served as national coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in numerous jury trials, non-jury trials, and injunction proceedings in various state and federal courts, as well as in mediations and arbitrations.
As a result of his diverse experience, Roy has defended more than 300 putative class actions in various states, including Pennsylvania, Missouri, Rhode Island, Alabama, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, New Jersey, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia, and Washington. A complete list of such putative class actions is available upon request.
He served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Alan N. Bloch, U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania. During law school, Roy was elected to Order of the Coif and served as the lead executive editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Outside the Firm
Roy enjoys international travel with his family, fly fishing, and golf.