Lance Oliver represents unions, public pension funds and other institutional investors in securities fraud class actions in federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. He also has experience handling unauthorized trading claims in FINRA proceedings, as well as breach of contract and fraud claims arising from credit default swap investments. Lance additionally represents whistleblowers in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act.
Since joining Motley Rice's Securities and Consumer Fraud team in 2007, Lance has devoted a substantial amount of time to litigating and implementing settlements in securities fraud class actions. He has played a key role in the following cases: In re Dell Securities Litigation; In re MBNA Securities Litigation; In re NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Securities Litigation; In re RehabCare Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation; and In re Select Medical Corporation Securities Litigation.
Lance also works closely with the Environmental team, helping Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims file claims through the new claims programs established by the two settlements reached with BP.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Lance served as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm, where he litigated complex products liability actions. Lance also has experience in the areas of insurance coverage matters and the Freedom of Information Act.
After graduating from Duke Law School, Lance served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Hughes Hancock of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He is an active member of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) and the American Bar Association. Lance was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, and is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.
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