Lloyd Winawer is known for his work on complex business litigation and investigations. Lloyd focuses on disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions and securities law matters.
Lloyd is the leader of Bergeson’s M&A Dispute Resolution Group. Lloyd has significant expertise in M&A disputes, having litigated and advised on numerous post-closing controversies related to earnouts, purchase price adjustments, contingent value rights, milestone and performance payments, escrow arrangements and indemnification claims. Lloyd represents equity, option and other security holders, venture and private equity firms, targets, acquirors and shareholder representatives in these matters. On the plaintiff-side, Lloyd has successfully obtained significant eight-figure recoveries, both through early-stage negotiation and the aggressive prosecution of claims in judicial and arbitration proceedings.
Lloyd has substantial securities litigation experience, having led high profile matters involving cutting-edge issues. Lloyd’s experience encompasses shareholder class actions, derivative lawsuits, internal investigations, and investigations and proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. These matters have spanned a range of industries, including apparel, financial services, life sciences, technology, and transportation. In addition, Lloyd has counseled public companies on various accounting and financial reporting issues, including matters related to revenue recognition, reserves, and the valuation of assets and instruments, among others.
Prior to joining Bergeson, Lloyd was a partner at two global law firms.
Lloyd was selected as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S. for his securities litigation defense work in 2018, and for corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense work in 2019. He has also been selected as Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine, and recognized by California Lawyer as one of California’s top 20 lawyers.