TEXAS LAWYER INTERVIEWS WILLIAM T. REID, IV ON REID COLLINS’ SELECTION AS 2022 TOP BUSINESS LITIGATION PRACTICE
November 22, 2022 – Reid Collins & Tsai LLP was named the Texas Legal Awards’ “Business Litigation Department of the Year” by Texas Lawyer and, as part of its coverage, the magazine published excerpts of an interview with Founding Partner William T. Reid, IV.
Reid cited a number of the firm’s achievements in discussing the honor including a $300 million recovery on behalf of Renren, Inc. minority shareholders from company insiders, a $121 million fraud judgment from Texas state court against Credit Suisse in a litigation lasting over a decade, and a pro bono excessive force prosecution of New Orleans police officers. “[Success] chasing down money taken by foreign nationals of a Cayman-based company trading in the U.S. (Renren) … has been particularly gratifying, especially considering the lengths to which defendants went to place their stolen monies out of reach…. Our success has [also] allowed us to do other good works we value…. [such as our pro bono case] for excessive force against two St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies in partnership with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab initiative challenging racially discriminatory policing practices,” said Reid.
The editors and reporters of Texas Lawyer and Law.com research the field to highlight professional excellence and identify the firms and practitioners in the State of Texas with the most impressive wins and track records of success in recent years. The winners and finalists were honored at the Texas Legal Awards dinner in Dallas on September 14, 2022.
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REID COLLINS AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S “BEST LAW FIRMS” BY BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA®
Reid Collins & Tsai is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the nation by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® in its 2023 Edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings.
The firm received “Best Law Firms” honors for its work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy – both nationally and as a regional leader in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and New York City.
The “Best Law Firms” research process also includes detailed client interviews. For the 2023 edition, clients described Reid Collins as “the premier plaintiff litigation firm in the country, in bankruptcy and otherwise….and the attorneys at the firm work relentlessly for their clients to consistently, if not exclusively, obtain incredible results…. Exceptional strategists and communicators…. First class litigators who are willing to take on any challenge…. a pleasure to work with. Whenever a question arises, they respond quickly. They can take on large firms.”
One of the oldest and most respected industry observers, the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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WILLIAM T. REID, IV FEATURED IN COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN FRAUD LITIGATION BY THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
October 31, 2022 – With the recent, groundbreaking $300 million recovery in the Renren Derivative Litigation and multiple fraud actions pending against other Chinese-owned companies, our senior founding partner @William T. Reid, IV sat down with The National Law Journal to discuss the remarkable risks to shareholders.
In “Plaintiffs Firms Face ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Scenario with Chinese Firms Listed in the US,” he outlined the types of frauds occurring and the daunting legal obstacles which needed to be overcome by his team in litigation against Renren, Inc., the one-time “Facebook of China.” Taking advantage of a loophole as a foreign private issuer of stocks through American Depository Receipts, Renren insiders “simply took the company private for less than what it’s worth.” Minority shareholders “lost the opportunity to sell their shares for what they were truly worth. Instead, insiders took that value for themselves…. There are many cases, in which the majority shareholders simply [do this] …It’s like highway robbery; it’s not even justifiable,” Reid said.
Reid has reached out to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including Republican Senator Marco Rubio, to close loopholes that exempt foreign issuers from providing full transparency during the valuation process: “Bottom line is, if you are a foreign issuer, you are exempt under §17CFR from sections of the U.S. securities law, including 14(a) meaning—you can lie to the U.S. markets free of liability under our securities laws.”
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