Alan Goudiss

Alan Goudiss

Partner

Alan’s practice includes a wide range of commercial, securities, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions litigation and advice.
With a wealth of experience, Alan has counselled multinational corporations across a variety of industries such as healthcare, technology, media, telecommunications, financial services, and industrials. Alan is a member of the firm’s Sports Group.

Experience

Representative matters

M&A Litigation

Pattern Energy Group in litigation arising out of its acquisition by CPPIB.

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) in litigation arising out of its acquisition of Black Knight.

Microvast Holdings Inc. in litigation arising out of its deSPAC transaction with Tuscan.

Pro bono

Representation of multiple individuals facing capital sentences (two such sentences vacated, one case pending).

Recipient of Thurgood Marshall award for public service.

Published Work

  • Co-Author, (2023) “Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Stockholder Demand for Corporation to Supplement Its Section 220 Production with Searches and Production of Email”, The M&A Lawyer
  • Co-Author, (2023) “Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Corwin Cleansing Does Not Apply to Claims for Injunctive Relief Related to Alleged Defensive Measures”, The M&A Lawyer
  • Co-Author, (2023) “Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Breach of Contract Claims Against Buyer, Finding Seller Retained Post-Closing Liability Related to Certain Product-Liability Litigations”, The M&A Lawyer
  • Co-Author, (2023) “Delaware Court of Chancery Grants Plaintiff Attorney’s Fees Award Under Corporate Benefit Doctrine for Demand to SPAC Board Leading to Adjusted Voting Structure in Connection with Merger”, The M&A Lawyer

Speaking Engagements

  • Contributor and Panelist, 27th Annual Federal Securities Institute (West Legalworks/The Florida Bar Business Law Section), February 2009

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

  • Member, New York City Bar

  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer in M&A Litigation – Defense, The Legal 500, 2021–2023

Qualifications

Admissions

New York, 1988

Courts

United States Supreme Court, 2017

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1996

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2002

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2011

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1988

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1988

Academic

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Services, 1984

J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1987

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.