Kristi Stahnke McGregor

Counsel


Ms. McGregor joined Evangelista Worley LLC in 2017 after practicing for 15 years with a New York-based plaintiffs’ complex litigation firm representing investors, consumers, pension plan participants and small businesses in complex litigation involving the areas of securities, ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, business torts, and class actions.

Ms. McGregor’s work representing shareholders in federal securities class actions has resulted in the recovery of over $300 million for shareholders. Ms. McGregor began her legal career practicing in the international corporate section of a large law firm in Atlanta advising German companies on their U.S. operations. In addition to her U.S. law degree, Ms. McGregor holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Muenster, Germany and was awarded the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to fund her legal studies in Germany. Ms. McGregor has experience representing clients in litigation involving Germany and/or German companies or individuals. For example, Ms. McGregor represented U.S. investors of Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s largest telecommunications company, for allegations of violations of the U.S. securities laws, resulting in recovery of $120 million for U.S. investors.

Ms. McGregor also represented the shareholders of NYSE Euronext challenging the proposed merger with the Deutsche Boerse. Ms. McGregor has represented victims of international human rights violations, including Holocaust survivors, and victims of international terrorism, including family members of an American killed by terrorists abroad against the financers of a foreign terrorist organization under the U.S. Anti-terrorism Act. .

  • State Bar of Georgia , 1999
  • State Bar of New York 2003
  • State Bar of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Second and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of Florida, and Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Oberegger et al. v. Gurr et al. (In re Hastings Entertainment Merger Litigation), No. 2:14-CV-072-J (N.D. Tex. May 30, 2014) (granting motion for temporary restraining order of merger despite Texas corporate fiduciary law unfavorable to shareholders).
  • CAnwar v Fairfield Greenwich Ltd., 676 F Supp 2d 285 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (granting motion to remand derivative action on behalf of Madoff feeder fund improperly removed to federal court under Class Action Fairness Act)
  • In re Findwhat/MIVA Securities Litigation, 511 F. Supp. 2d 1242 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (denying in part, and granting in part, motion to dismiss securities class action alleging internet advertising company used “click fraud” to improperly generate revenue).
  • Central Laborers Pension Fund v. Sirva, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73375 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 22, 2006) (denying motion to dismiss in part, and granting leave to amend in part, securities class action alleging prospectus misrepresented health of European business and method of calculating insurance reserves violated GAAP).
  • Primavera Investors v. Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., 403 F. Supp. 2d 1151 (M.D. Fla. 2005) (denying motion to dismiss securities class action alleging improper revenue recognition practices in violation of GAAP in connection with IPO of stock in order to repay debt to founders).
  • In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation, 384 F. Sup. 2d 845 (D. Md. 2005) (denying in part, and granting in part, omnibus motion to dismiss in MDL class action alleging mutual fund companies permitted select customers to engage in late trading and market timing in violation of the Securities Act, Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, and state law).
  • In re Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation, 324 F. Supp. 2d 474 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (denying motion to dismiss securities class action alleging improper accounting manipulation -- including intentionally misstating the Company’s inventory, allowance for bad debt and maintenance expenses -- to mask decline in revenues.).
  • Friedman v. Rayovac Corp., 291 F. Supp. 2d 845 (W.D. Wisc. 2003) (denying in part, and granting in part, motion to dismiss securities class action alleging improper revenue recognition through channel stuffing).

EDUCATION

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Germany, LL.M., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Florida, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn, Germany, Junior Year Abroad and Post-Baccalaureate Studies
  • English
  • German

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