Lee Wilson has extensive experience in litigations, arbitrations, and investigations. He has handled matters involving complex commercial contract disputes, bankruptcies, securities fraud, corporate governance, shareholder activism, disputed mergers, derivative litigation, antitrust issues, executive compensation, and insider trading. He also has successfully advised and defended boards facing shareholder challenges, proxy proposals, and books and records requests.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Lee represented an American holding company in an $8 billion securities class action and related derivative actions over the course of five years. He coordinated the efforts of multiple defendants, including at complex settlement mediations, resulting in an advantageous settlement for the company, and successfully argued a key motion to dismiss in the Delaware Court of Chancery and a subsequent appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court. He also cross-examined an objector's principal expert witness during a settlement approval hearing in the S.D.N.Y. bankruptcy court, resulting in the court discounting the expert's testimony. Recently, Lee has represented a large financial institution in a complex bankruptcy adversary proceeding, including a two-week trial in 2017; overseen complex investigations in response to government subpoenas and shareholder allegations of corporate wrongdoing; represented an American multinational food service corporation in an expedited Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust challenge; and represented a large financial institution in multiple shareholder derivative actions, obtaining dismissal of all of the actions over three years of litigation.
- Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 2006; Articles Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology); Arizona State University (B.S. in Mathematics, B.S.E. in Computer Engineering, and B.A. in Philosophy, all summa cum laude, 2002; Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Beta Pi)
- New York
- "Rising Star," New York Super Lawyers (2016 and 2017)
- Law Clerk to Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2006-2007)