• Investigative Work Resolves Tabloid-Worthy Litigation in Blue Shield’s Favor

    Health insurance executives aren’t usually front-page tabloid news, but when Blue Shield of California was facing $14 million in liability after terminating its jet-setting chief technology officer, Aaron Kaufman, it turned to Manatt to rewrite the headlines in its favor. The inciting incident...
  • L-3 Communications Appellate Victory Moves Bid-Rigging Case Forward

    Vindicating a client’s rights sometimes requires multiple appellate court trips to answer difficult questions before the facts can come out. While building a bid-rigging conspiracy case against a government contractor, Manatt did exactly that. A resounding win in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth...
  • Consumer Product Class Action Blocked With Refund Check for $95

    Beverage manufacturers like Supple LLC typically sell millions of cans and bottles to millions of consumers every year. All it would take is one unhappy but highly motivated customer to put the company out of business. When the plaintiff, a purchaser of a single shipment of Supple beverages...
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  • Sterling Bancorp completes $180M IPO

    Manatt represented Sandler O’Neill + Partners LP, an investment banking firm, as underwriter’s counsel in the IPO of Sterling Bancorp, a Michigan-based thrift holding company with its operations primarily centered in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The $180 million IPO was one of the larger IPOs...
  • United Capital secures investment by Newtek

    Manatt represented United Capital Source LLC, a lead generator for commercial financing companies, in securing an investment by Newtek. The investment resulted in United Capital’s becoming Newtek’s newest wholly owned portfolio company, and it is believed that the investment will allow United...
  • Preferred Bank commences $50M ATM offering

    Manatt represented Preferred Bank, an independent commercial bank focusing on the diversified California market, in connection with a $50 million common stock at-the-market offering. Preferred Bank intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes. More information about the ATM...
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