Roy serves as co-chair of the Firm’s national class action defense team and focuses his practice defending 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 clients faced with alleged class action and derivative lawsuits as well as other complex litigation. His clients have spanned diverse industries, including financial services, securities, retail, hotels and resorts, energy and natural resources, and technology and software.
Roy has successfully defended and resolved a variety of significant cases brought against banks and corporations involving class action claims, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, residential mortgage lending, automobile finance, loan servicing, consumer banking, syndicated lending, mortgage backed securities, securitizations, and various secondary market issues.
In addition, he has broad experience handling general commercial and other complex civil litigation. Roy has served as national coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in jury and non-jury trials 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, 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.