Ridge represents institutional investors in complex securities fraud litigation.
Since joining Motley Rice, he supported the securities litigation team with the judicial approval process of a $809.5 million dollar settlement in a case against the social media company Twitter for misleading shareholders. Ridge is also involved in securities litigation against Chegg, Inc. and Abbott Laboratories. As the son of two retired public-school educators, Ridge understands the importance of protecting pension fund investments so that hard-working men and women can retire with the dignity they deserve.
Ridge has also worked on various matters outside of the securities context representing clients in cases involving data breaches, catastrophic injury claims and anti-trust matters.
Prior to law school, Ridge gained valuable experience in state government as a Legislative Aide in the North Carolina House of Representatives and worked with a lobbying and consulting firm. While attending law school, Ridge was a member of the North Carolina Law Review, and held legal internships with the N.C. Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division and a mid-size regional firm focusing on civil defense and transactional matters.
Prior to college, Ridge was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Snow Hill Fire Department, where he received the 2011 Rookie of the Year commendation. Active in his community, Ridge volunteers with the Coastal Conservation League and the South Carolina Special Olympics.