Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
A Partner in Calfee’s Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation practice, David Bules has extensive experience defending clients in securities and shareholder litigation.
David has more than a decade of experience defending public companies and their officers and directors in securities fraud class actions, SEC investigations, shareholder derivative cases and fiduciary duty litigation. He has also counseled clients regarding securities law issues in connection with regulatory proceedings, corporate investigations and whistleblower claims.
David also has extensive experience representing companies in complex corporate and transactional disputes. David helps these clients develop and execute robust litigation strategies, thoroughly analyze and manage litigation risks, and resolve disputes cost-effectively. David’s appellate practice has included cases before several U.S. Courts of Appeals, as well as one case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
David also has deep experience defending clients across the entire spectrum of ERISA litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction, stock drop, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), and 401(k) plan fee litigation. He has significant experience advising clients with respect to a wide variety of ESOP issues, including ESOP transactions. David also advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries regarding litigation risk associated with managing plan assets and monitoring plan investments.
In addition to traditional litigation, David helps clients identify key risk areas within their business as well as develop solutions to navigate and address them.
Beyond his primary areas of litigation expertise, David represents clients in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters, including contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, employee benefits litigation, and probate litigation, as well as other business, commercial and corporate disputes.