Robert May is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on M&A litigation, corporate governance disputes, and securities litigation. Mr. May has more than a decade of experience representing clients in a broad range of industries including technology, financial services, and pharmaceuticals.
Mr. May’s experience includes defending actions challenging corporate transactions on behalf of both targets and acquirers, including litigating motions for preliminary injunctions seeking to delay or prevent stockholder votes. He has significant experience defending clients in stockholder class actions brought under the federal securities laws, and responding to regulatory and criminal investigations. Mr. May’s practice also focuses on breach of fiduciary duty claims, as well as counseling companies and their directors and officers in governance disputes. Mr. May has particular experience effectively managing multi-forum matters to limit exposure and cost to his clients and navigating insurance issues in matters covered by directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. May worked for six years in the New York office of another international law firm where he represented a variety of financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and other multinational corporations in securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and regulatory enforcement matters. Mr. May also worked for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert P. Patterson Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. May received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and a recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy prize for achievement in clinical offerings. Mr. May earned his B.A., with honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Show More