Juan E. Monteverde

Top rated securities litigation attorney in New York, New York

Monteverde & Associates PC
Juan E. Monteverde
Monteverde & Associates PC

Practice Areas: Securities litigation

Licensed in New York since: 2007

Education: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2017 - 2019

Monteverde & Associates PC

The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., Suite 4405
New York, NY 10118 Visit website


Attorney Juan E. Monteverde is a partner with Monteverde & Associates PC law firm, which has law offices in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 15 years of total legal experience, Mr. Monteverde focuses his practice almost exclusively on shareholder rights and shareholder litigation, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout New York and in other jurisdictions across the country.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Monteverde has achieved considerable success handling a variety of high-profile merger cases, where he has helped to improve the process and maximize shareholder value. He has also numerous clients recover the full amount of damages they incurred as the result of Dodd-Frank Act violations and other serious matters.

Mr. Monteverde has obtained many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients in a variety of shareholder disputes. A recognized leader in his field, he has written extensively on topics involving executive compensation, merger litigation and other issues, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across the country on these subjects and more.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism, high ethical standards and remarkable legal abilities, Mr. Monteverde has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* and Legal Leaders designation from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2002 graduate of California State University of Northridge, Mr. Monteverde obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2006. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Securities litigation
  • 100% Securities litigation

First Admitted: 2007, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.monteverdelaw.com/lawyer/juan-e-monteverde

  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013 
  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
Educational Background:
  • B.S., Finance, California State University of Northridge
  • J.D., cum laude, St. Thomas University School of Law
  • In re Force Protection, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, Case No. A-11-651336-B (Nev. Dist. Ct. Clark Cnty. 2015)(obtaining as co-lead counsel $11 million post-close cash settlement)
  • In re Cogent, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 5780-VCP (Del. Ch. 2013) (obtaining as co-lead counsel post-close cash settlement of $1.9 million)
  • In Re Jefferies Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8059-CB (Del. Ch. 2015)(obtaining as co-lead counsel $70 million post-close settlement)
  • In Re Harleysville Group, Inc. S’holders Litigation, C.A. 6907-VCP (Del. Ch. 2014)(obtaining significant disclosures for stockholders pre-close and securing valuable relief post close in the form of an Anti-Flip Provision providing former stockholders with 25% of any profits in a Qualifying Sale)
  • In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 7840-VCL (Del. Ch. 2014) (obtaining as co-lead counsel $10.725 million post-close cash settlement)
  • Knee v. Brocade Comm’ns Sys., Inc., No. 1-12-CV-220249, slip op. at 2 (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara Cnty. Apr. 10, 2012) (Kleinberg, J.) (enjoining the 2012 shareholder vote because certain information relating to projected executive compensation (as related to an equity plan share increase that had a potential dilutive effect on shareholders) was not properly disclosed in the proxy statement)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Emerging Trends in Say-on-Pay Disclosure
  • A Review of Trados and Its Impact
  • Battling for Say on Pay Transparency
  • Speaker, Merger Litigation or Executive Compensation Issues, ABA
  • Fair To Whom? Examining Delaware’s Fair Summary Standard
  • Speaker, Merger Litigation or Executive Compensation Issues, PLI
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • US District Court of Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court of Southern District of New York
  • US District Court of District of Colorado
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • US District Court of Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US District Court of Western District of New York

Office location for Juan E. Monteverde

The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., Suite 4405
New York, NY 10118

Phone: 212-971-1341


1 Year Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013, 2017 - 2019

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