Anna Erickson White

Partner | San Francisco
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(415) 268-7682
Anna provides practical advice in highly complex matters. She is an excellent advocate and adviser.

Experience

Represented Precision Castparts Corp. and its officers in the District of Oregon. Won summary judgment.

Represented First Solar, Inc. in the District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit. Affirmed dismissal of derivative suit for failure to plead futility.

Represented SunRun, Inc. in the Northern District of California. Won dismissal with prejudice on first motion to dismiss.

Represented Yahoo!, Inc. and former officers in the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit. Affirmed dismissal of securities class action.

Represented JDS and former executives in the Northern District of California in a case seeking $20 billion for alleged securities fraud and insider trading. Won jury verdict.

Represented Yahoo! Officers in Delaware Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court. Affirmed dismissal of derivative suit.

Represented Ocera and its directors in the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit. Affirmed dismissal of a consolidated securities class action related to Ocera’s merger with Mallinckrodt plc.

Represented Cloudera and its officers and directors in federal securities litigation in the Northern District of California and Santa Clara Superior Court.

Represented Prothena and its officers in a federal securities class action in the Southern District of New York. The case settled on favorable terms before a motion to dismiss was filed.

Represented Hortonworks, Inc. and its officers in a federal securities class action. After the motion to dismiss was granted, the case settled on favorable terms.

Represented Fitbit, Inc. and its officers and directors in federal and state securities class actions, which were settled on favorable terms. Also represented Fitbit in derivative actions in California and Delaware, which were settled on favorable terms.

Represented Zynga, Inc. and its directors and officers in a federal securities class action, two state class actions, and various derivative actions pending in California and Delaware. The federal securities class action and the Delaware class action were settled on favorable terms and the California class action was voluntarily dismissed.

Represented former directors and officers of UCBH Holdings, Inc. in a federal securities class action, a shareholder derivative action, FDIC claims, a bankruptcy action, and related investigations and proceedings.

Represented Novellus Systems, Inc. and its directors in a consolidated class action in Santa Clara Superior Court arising from its merger with Lam Research Corporation.

Represented Yahoo!, Inc. and its directors in a consolidated class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery resulting from its merger with interCLICK, Inc.

Represented former outside directors of Countrywide Financial Corp. in various securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions.

Represented Altera Corporation and current and former officers and directors in derivative suits concerning stock option practices. The action was dismissed with prejudice.

Represented Wonder Auto Technology, Inc. in a federal securities class action in the Southern District of New York and derivative actions in state and federal court in Nevada.

Represented former directors of Wachovia and Wells Fargo in a securities class action and derivative action in the Northern District of California.

Represented Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Cisco Systems, Inc. in investigating derivative shareholder claims against directors and officers and related derivative litigation.

Represented Oracle Corporation in related derivative actions in Delaware and California. Summary judgment was granted for defendants in the Delaware action.

Represented CIENA Corp./ONI Systems, Inc. and its officers and directors in a consolidated class action in Santa Clara Superior Court arising out of a merger. The case was dismissed with prejudice.


Chambers USA 2020-2022

Ranked for Litigation: Securities (California)