Cooley LLP has announced that Lyle Roberts '96 has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Securities Litigation practice group. Roberts joins Cooley from Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Roberts' practice focuses on the defense of public corporations and individuals in class actions, derivative cases, mergers and acquisitions litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. He also conducts corporate internal investigations and counsels clients with respect to securities regulatory issues. Roberts is the author of the popular blog, The 10b-5 Daily
, an online resource devoted to news and analysis of securities class actions. He also is co-chairman of the annual Practising Law Institute securities litigation program.
Roberts graduated with his B.A. and M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996, where he was on the Law Review. Following law school, he was a judicial clerk for Judge Donald S. Russell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Roberts is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia.