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Nicholas I. Porritt


Practice: Securities Fraud

Tel: 202-524-4290


Practice: Securities Fraud


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Nicholas Porritt prosecutes securities class actions, shareholder class actions, derivative actions, and mergers and acquisitions litigation. He has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including civil fraud, breach of contract, and professional malpractice, as well as defending SEC investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Porritt has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of shareholders. He was one of the Lead Counsel in In re Google Inc. Class C Shareholder Litigation, No. 7469-CS (Del. Ch.), which resulted in a payment of $522 million to shareholders and overall benefit of over $3 billion to Google’s minority shareholders. He is one of the very few attorneys to have tried a securities class action to a jury, acting as lead trial counsel in In re Tesla, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 3:18-cv-04865-EMC (N.D. Cal.), which went to trial in January 2023. He is currently acting in In re QuantumScape Securities Class Action Litigation, No. 3:21-cv-00058-WHO (N.D. Cal) representing QuantumScape Corp. investors who were harmed by misrepresentations by management regarding its battery technology as well as lead counsel in Ford v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-cv-396 (D. Neb.), representing TD Ameritrade customers harmed by its improper routing of their orders. Both cases involve over $1 billion in estimated damages.

Mr. Porritt speaks frequently on current topics relating to securities laws and derivative actions, including presentations on behalf of the Council for Institutional Investors, Nasdaq, and the Practising Law Institute. and has served as an expert in the areas of securities and derivative litigation.



Mr. Porritt is also a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.


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