Christina L. Golden Ademola

Associate | New York | (212) 336-4003
(212) 336-4003

Christina is an associate in the Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar groups. She has successfully represented corporations and their officers and directors in actions arising out of M&A, corporate governance, securities, and other complex commercial disputes.

Christina has defeated high-stakes corporate control disputes and overcome preliminary injunctions seeking to enjoin high profile, multi-billion dollar corporate transactions. She routinely advises clients in books and records disputes, stockholder demands and other corporate governance matters arising under the Delaware General Corporation Law. Christina also represents corporations and their boards of directors in internal investigations matters.

Christina began her career practicing in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and continues to practice there and in courts across the country. She represents clients at trial and in arbitration.

Her contributions to the legal profession have been recognized, including receiving the Best Lawyers 2022 “Ones to Watch” (Criminal Defense: White Collar).

Christina is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession, and is active in the firm’s Black Affinity Network and other diversity initiatives.

Outside of the office, Christina serves on the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest network of African American attorneys and judges. Christina recently concluded a three-year term on the Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board of Legal Services NYC.

During her time at Columbia Law School, Christina was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, received the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Student Award, and served as production editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law. Christina received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University.

Representative M&A Litigation Experience:

  • Represented major U.S. telecommunications corporation in litigation challenging its sale of a controlling interest to a Japanese company. Voluntarily dismissed and no preliminary injunction issued.
  • Defended major telecommunications corporation against claims for breach of fiduciary duty and demand for statutory appraisal in the Delaware Court of Chancery challenging a multi-billion dollar all-cash merger.
  • Represented semiconductor company in an appraisal action in the Delaware Court of Chancery, alleging that the merger price was not indicative of the fair value of the acquired company. Successfully resolved short of trial on favorable terms to the client.
  • Represented chemical company against challenges to its spin-off of one of its subsidiaries in the Delaware Court of Chancery and successfully defended the same company in a proxy contest by an activist investor.
  • Represented Japanese aerospace company in transaction contract dispute. Successfully resolved short of trial on favorable terms to the client.
  • Represented health care company in transaction contract dispute. Successfully resolved short of trial on favorable terms to the client.
  • Defended Maryland REIT against challenges to its arbitration bylaw by an activist hedge fund in its efforts to take control of the trust. Obtained favorable result for the client in arbitration.

Representative Securities Class Action Litigation Experience:

  • Defended the former CEO and CFO of Canadian telecom in securities class action related to the company’s bankruptcy. Won motion to dismiss all claims with prejudice.
  • Represented Canadian technology company and its former officers in securities class action related to accounting for sales of mobile devices.
  • Represented technology company and several officers and directors in a federal securities class action after a stock drop, which allegedly relates to misleading statements about the company’s cloud services segment.
  • Represented independent directors of Maryland REIT in a stockholder derivative suit against alleged violations of Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act and claims for breach of fiduciary duty arising from alleged related-party transactions. Also represented independent directors in a related investigation by a special litigation committee.

Representative Commercial Litigation Experience:

  • Defended global logistics company in federal court in contractual dispute arising from non-payment of services. Obtained successful resolution for the client.
  • Defended financial technology company and its employees against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets.
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