- 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.
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
- 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
- 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