Darren J. Check, a Partner of the Firm, manages Kessler Topaz’s portfolio monitoring & claims filing service, SecuritiesTracker, and works closely with the Firm’s litigators and new matter development department. He consults with institutional investors from around the world with regard to implementing systems to best identify, analyze, and monetize claims they have in shareholder litigation.
In addition, Darren assists Firm clients in evaluating opportunities to take an active role in shareholder litigation, arbitration, and other loss recovery methods. This includes U.S. based litigation and arbitration, as well as actions in an increasing number of jurisdictions around the globe. With an increasingly complex investment and legal landscape, Mr. Check has experience advising on traditional class actions, direct actions (opt-outs), non-U.S. opt-in actions, fiduciary actions, appraisal actions and arbitrations to name a few. Over the last twenty years Darren has become a trusted advisor to hedge funds, mutual fund managers, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, and pension funds throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Darren regularly speaks on the subjects of shareholder litigation, corporate governance, investor activism, and recovery of investment losses at conferences around the world. He has also been actively involved in the precedent setting Shell and Fortis settlements in the Netherlands, the Olympus shareholder case in Japan, direct actions against Petrobras and Merck, and securities class actions against Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Scotland (U.K.), and Hewlett-Packard. Currently Mr. Check represents investors in numerous high profile actions in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Japan, and Australia.
Darren received his law degree from Temple University School of Law and is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College. He is admitted to practice in numerous state and federal courts across the United States.
For over 10 years Darren has been very involved in the American Cancer Society’s Bike-A-Thon which takes place every year from Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore. Darren has personally raised significant amounts of money for the event and for the past several years has captained Team KTMC which has been the top fundraising team for nearly a decade.
Darren is a regular speaker at investor conferences around the world and has spoken at conference for NCPERS, Cii, International Corporate Governance Network, International Foundation, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, and the National Association of State Treasurers. In addition, Darren is a regular speaker and moderator at the Firm’s annual conferences, the Rights & Responsibilities of Institutional Investors in Amsterdam and the Evolving Fiduciary Obligations of Institutional Investors in Washington, D.C./Tempe, AZ.