In courts across the United States, Geoff Ritts focuses on defending corporations, officers, and directors in securities, shareholder, and derivative litigation. He also counsels boards on governance issues. Chambers USA describes Geoff as “an excellent strategic thinker” and “insightful, practical and a leader who is also a team player.” The Legal 500 US called him a “strong all-round litigator” who “makes himself available and is great to work with.”
Geoff represented a top 10 bank in numerous securities, derivative, and ERISA lawsuits arising from the subprime mortgage crisis. He also represented a major financial institution in an MDL relating to the Bernard Madoff scandal. Geoff has represented many public companies in securities cases where courts dismissed complaints under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Representative clients have included Conagra Brands, KeyCorp, U. S. Steel, Goodyear, FirstEnergy, Macy’s, Cardinal Health, Cleveland-Cliffs, Erie Indemnity, Diebold Nixdorf, and Cooper Tire.