Badge Humphries represents institutional investors and individuals in complex securities fraud and shareholder litigation. He has achieved corporate governance enhancements for Motley Rice's clients in shareholder derivative cases and has litigated direct class actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other state courts. His shareholder litigation experience includes cases involving Massey Energy, The South Financial Group, Bankrate and Lear, among others. Securities fraud cases in which he has played a significant litigation role include actions against State Street, Synovus, Hecla Mining, UBS, Charles Schwab & Co., Vivendi and Washington Mutual. Badge has experience in many aspects of shareholder and securities fraud litigation, from initial case evaluation and complaint drafting to directing settlement negotiations of corporate governance reforms.
Badge has litigated other types of complex litigation as well. He has conducted discovery and motion practice before courts across the country and has participated in several multi-week trials representing victims of asbestos exposure, including a mass consolidation of more than 1,200 plaintiffs lasting eight weeks in Virginia state court and a three week trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division. He represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Division of Workers' Compensation Funds in claims against the manufacturers of allegedly defective dust masks and is involved with the firm's litigation efforts on behalf of people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities suffering as a result of the BP oil spill.
A frequent guest lecturer, he recently presented for the South Carolina Association for Justice, Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS), Opal Financial Group's Investment Education Symposium in Conjunction with the Louisiana Trustee Education Council (LATEC) and the National Association of State Treasurers. Badge is also an active participant in the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and the Council for Institutional Investors (CII).
He previously served as the Director of Land Protection for the South Atlantic region of Ducks Unlimited, an international conservation organization. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Badge worked for a nonprofit human rights organization before attending The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and an honors graduate. He served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lee Yeakel of the Texas Third Court of Appeals and later clerked with the Honorable Thad Heartfield of U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas.
Awards and Accolades:
2012–2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
American Association for Justice
James L. Petigru American Inn of Court
South Carolina Association for Justice, Consumer and Securities Law Section Chair
* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.