Albert M. Myers
Al Myers has been practicing business, consumer, and securities litigation since 1995.
A veteran of prominent law firms on both the plaintiff side and the defense side, Mr. Myers excels in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including jury trials and appellate representation. He regularly handles trials and abitrations as a first-chair litigator.
A native of Springfield, Illinois, Mr. Myers attended Yale University, majoring in History. He continued his education at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where he pursued studies in business accounting and finance. He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from New York Law School in 1994, where he was the John Ben Snow Scholar (1991-1994), the Executive Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review (1993-1994), served as a Teaching Fellow in the first-year Lawyering program, and coached the School's Moot Court team in the Kaufman Securities Law Competition.
From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Myers chaired the shareholder derivative practice at a prominent New Orleans-based firm, where he was the handling partner for that firm's many successes on behalf of shareholders and other plaintiffs, leading to the recovery of over $100 million.
Mr. Myers began his legal career in the Business and Securities Litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP under Dennis J. Block and other luminaries of the securities defense bar. He worked on a variety of cases in the securities and corporate governance areas, representing clients such as Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and Pfizer.
He was responsible for investigating and prosecuting the claims of Quaker Oats Co. against Borden, Inc., in litigation involving the purchase of a Brazilian food manufacturer, leading to a $35 million settlement after his discovery of "smoking gun" evidence in a rural warehouse.
He continued his career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where he participated in the defense and settlement of numerous securities class actions and business disputes and represented clients in insider-trading investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was a member of the litigation team which obtained an affirmance of dismissal of securities claims against American Home Products Corporation (now Wyeth) concerning the diet drug Redux.
Mr. Myers relocated to Atlanta in 2002 and spent six years focusing on litigation and corporate counseling, including at Paul Hastings LLP. He litigated complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes on behalf of corporations and their boards of directors, including shareholder class actions and derivative lawsuits, fiduciary claims, SEC and regulatory investigations, and business and commercial disputes.
Mr. Myers takes pleasure in working with people from all walks of life.