Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. ’11, cum laude
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. with high distinction ’08

Joel Fleming is an associate at Block & Leviton LLP, focusing on securities, corporate governance, and merger-and-acquisition litigation. Mr. Fleming has spent his entire career in this field and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in securities litigation by Super Lawyer magazine.

Prior to joining Block & Leviton, Mr. Fleming was an associate in the Securities Litigation group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, one of the nation’s most highly regarded corporate defense firms. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

Notable Successes »
  • JAKKS Pacific Derivative Litigation (Del. Ch.)
    • alleged breaches of fiduciary duty; settlement imposed key corporate governance reforms, valued by an academic expert as worth $20-40 million.
    • After settlement was announced, two activist investors announced that they had taken positions in the company-causing a 15% increase in the stock price. Independent analysts credited the settlement with encouraging these investments.
Clients »

Mr. Fleming currently represents a number of sophisticated institutional investors. He has, in the past, represented large corporations, and government agencies. Those clients include, among others:

  • Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • State Street Corporation
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
  • Skyworks Solutions
  • Vermont Department of Public Service
Professional Activities / Awards »
  • “Rising Star: Massachusetts” Super Lawyers
  • Visiting Lecturer, Tufts University
  • Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
Publications »
  • Decision Re-Affirms Critical Role of Shareholders, Benefits and Pensions Monitor
  • SEC takes hard line on ‘cyber incidents, San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Meltdowns crank up muni-bond litigation, Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Lower Courts Interpret the Supreme Court’s Decision in Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, Financial Fraud Law Report
Admissions »
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits
  • District courts for the District of Massachusetts, Central District of California, and Northern District of California
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