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Juan Monteverde is a founding partner of Monteverde & Associates PC, which is based in the Empire State Building. He is in charge of a team of talented lawyers who are also good at what he does. Monteverde & Associates is committed to protecting shareholders from mistakes and wrongdoings by corporations.

Clients are usually shareholders who have lost money because of corporate fraud or regular people who have been taken advantage of by misleading or false advertising. The team can fight at any level, from local trial and appeals courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, to help clients and make sure corporations are held accountable. Juan firmly believes that no one is above the law, and it shows what kind of person he is in court.

Before starting his own firm, Monteverde worked at Faruqi & Faruqi LLP for six years as a partner and head of the Mergers and Acquisition Litigation Department from 2010 to 2016.

Faruqi & Faruqi is a national law firm that specializes in class action lawsuits for investors and consumers. It is one of the many places where Monteverde learned the legal skills he still uses today. The firm was committed to complex litigation in a number of critical stockholder-related areas, which helped the trial team win big often.

Monteverde was an associate at Levi & Korsinsky for three years. During that time, he helped people who had been hurt by securities fraud, consumer fraud, and mutual fund abuse. In other cases, the court looked at ERISA violations and how to protect the rights of shareholders when companies changed hands or were taken over. Before, he worked at Smith Mazure Director Wilkins Young & Yagerman, which specialized in civil litigation and was a liability defense firm. Civil rights cases, construction law, and product liability were all things he worked on.

Monteverde was a summer associate at Diaz Reus LLP for three years while he was in law school. Diaz Reus LLP is a law firm that focuses on coming up with new ways to handle complicated commercial cases and government investigations for both international and domestic clients like Fortune 500 companies and global banks.

Monteverde went to the St. Thomas University School of Law from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he got his degree. He earned his Juris Doctor with honors and took part in many activities outside of school. As staff editor of the Law Review, he made important decisions about what to publish. He was also president of the official law school newspaper, Plead the 5th. In his spare time, he worked as a tutor in constitutional law, property law, and ethics, among other areas of law.

Before going to law school, he went to California State University at Northridge from 2000 to 2002 to get his Bachelor of Science in business and finance.

Juan Monteverde published a lot while he was in school, and he has continued to do so in his work as a lawyer. He often writes about executive pay and gives talks on the subject for groups like the American Bar Association, PLI, ACI, and conferences that focus on merger cases and the problems with executive pay.

Monteverde often gives money to causes he cares about, such as Planned Parenthood, the ASPCA, UNIS, Harvest Central West, and many other New York City food pantries.

Monteverde is a member of the bar in New York and other federal districts, including the Southern District, Eastern District, and Western District of New York, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, and the 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 9th circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Super Lawyers named Monteverde a Rising Star in 2013, 2017, 2018, and 2019. By 2022, the group had become so well-known that it was given the name "Super Lawyer in Securities Litigation." Martindale-Hubbell has also said that Monteverde will be a top-rated lawyer for the next six years, from 2017 to 2022.

Monteverde has been the lead lawyer or worked with other lawyers on a number of high-profile cases with large settlements.

In the case of Re Envision Healthcare Corp., a cash settlement of $17.4 million was reached in the year 2021. For Riche v. Pappas, a geothermal buyout in the United States, a cash settlement of $6.5 million was reached.

In Re Hansen Medical, Inc., a shareholder lawsuit that Monteverde led, he got a $7.5 million cash settlement after the case was over. As co-lead counsel in the case of Re Jefferies Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, a $70 million settlement was reached after the case was over.

Monteverde is also proud to have helped change the law for shareholders in the 9th Circuit who want to file claims under Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act. In Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp., 888 F.3d 399 (9th Cir. 2018), a big win, Monteverde created a 5 to 1 circuit split that lowered the standard of liability under Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act in the Ninth Circuit. He then kept this win by getting the United States Supreme Court to dismiss a writ of certiorari as being improperly granted. Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian, 139 S. Ct. 1407 (2019).

Monteverde was born in Barcelona, Spain, but he ended up living and working in New York City. He spends his free time with his wife, Alexandra, and is very interested in his home country.