Since joining Goodwin, Mr. DeVoe has represented clients in securities and stockholder litigation; complex partnership and business disputes; appellate litigation; financial consumer protection litigation; and white collar litigation and investigations. Mr. DeVoe has experience in all phases of litigation, including class actions, discovery and motion practice, arbitrations, and federal and state court appeals.
Mr. DeVoe’s recent work includes:
- Arguing before the U.S. Eighth Circuit and co-authoring appellate briefing concerning a motion to dismiss in a securities class action.
- Arbitrating a complex partnership dispute and partnership separation, obtaining highly favorable separation terms for client, where Mr. DeVoe second-chaired the arbitration, examined witnesses, and drafted arbitration briefs and memoranda.
- Defending public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, merger litigation and derivative suits across a range of jurisdictions, including drafting dispositive motions, arguing evidentiary disputes, and conducting and defending depositions.
- Representing a government agency in numerous complex commercial disputes, including successful litigation before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning whether government agencies may terminate contracts “for convenience” to reduce costs.
Mr. DeVoe is a member of the Boston Bar Association.