Geoffrey J. Ritts

In federal and state courts across the United States, Geoff Ritts focuses on defending corporations, officers, and directors in securities, shareholder, and derivative litigation. He also defends corporations in M&A disputes, ERISA litigation, and banking and accounting-related litigation and assists companies with internal investigations.

Geoff represented National City Corporation (now part of The PNC Financial Services Group) in numerous securities, derivative, and ERISA lawsuits arising out of the subprime mortgage crisis. He represented KeyCorp in multiple class actions relating to the Bernard Madoff scandal. Geoff successfully represented Cooper Tire, Macy's, and Diebold in securities class actions in which courts dismissed the complaints under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). He also defended Macy's in a merger case involving the acquisition of May Department Stores in which the court denied class certification. [1]