Daniel Atlas focuses his practice on corporate and complex commercial litigation, including representing clients in connection with contractual disputes, appraisal litigation, derivative litigation and federal securities suits in state and federal courts.
Mr. Atlas’ litigation matters include the following representations:
- directors and former officers of Groupon, Inc. in Delaware state and federal derivative litigation, and federal securities litigation in Illinois federal court;
- JAB Holdings, Inc. in the successful opposition of a temporary restraining order in a class action lawsuit seeking to prevent the company and its affiliates from purchasing additional open-market shares of Krispy Kreme Inc.;
- Panera Bread Company in a six-day trial of an appraisal action in the Delaware Court of Chancery. The post-trial decision set the appraisal value at $12 per share below the merger price;
- companies in litigation to vindicate their contract rights, including Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Diligence, Inc., Delaware Life Insurance Company, Spanish Broadcasting System and IAC/InterActiveCorp.;
- various companies in response to Section 220 books and record demands in the Delaware Court of Chancery;
- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in litigation against its convertible noteholders arising from the company’s sale of certain assets to Ipsen S.A.;
- TravelCenters of America in a post-trial judgment awarding damages and attorneys’ fee against a card issuer in the Delaware Court of Chancery; and
- investment banks in response to subpoenas in M&A and other corporate litigation, including Goldman Sachs among others.
Mr. Atlas’ pro bono practice has included representing individuals in guardianship proceedings and victims of domestic violence in obtaining protection from abuse orders. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Christopher J. White Achievement Award by the Delaware State Bar Association in October 2022.