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Pat Villareal is an internationally recognized authority in securities litigation, corporate governance, and director and officer fiduciary duty matters. She has three decades of experience representing public and private companies, boards of directors, and individual directors and officers in high-stakes litigation, SEC and internal investigations, and Delaware shareholder litigation.Pat has been lead lawyer for Oncor Electric Delivery and its board on the bankruptcy of its parent, EFH; Dell and its board on securities, derivative, and ERISA litigation and regulatory investigations; Potash Corporation on its successful defense to a hostile BHP takeover bid; and Electronic Data Systems and its board on parallel securities, derivative, and ERISA litigation and regulatory litigation. She has done extensive counseling on corporate governance, fiduciary duty, and D&O indemnification and insurance matters for public companies, boards of directors, and financially challenged companies.