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Jamie M. McCall

Partner

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Jamie M. McCall is a partner in the Firm who concentrates on securities fraud litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, Jamie spent twelve years with the Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for Miami, Florida and Wilmington, Delaware, where he oversaw complex criminal investigations ranging from securities, tax, bank and wire frauds, to the theft of trade secrets and cybercrime.

Jamie has successfully tried numerous jury trials, including a seven-week securities fraud trial, which arose from financial conduct during the Great Recession, and resulted in trial verdicts against four bank executives and a $60 million civil settlement to victim-shareholders; and a five-week multi-defendant stalking-murder case, which stemmed from the 2013-shootout at the New Castle County Courthouse in Delaware, and resulted in first-in-the-nation convictions for “cyberstalking resulting in death” under the Violence Against Women Act. For his work on both of these cases, Jamie was twice awarded the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by the Department of Justice. Most recently, Jamie served as the section chief for the National Security and Cybercrime Division for the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office.

Jamie also spent several years practicing civil law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, where he worked on major, high-stakes litigation matters involving Fortune 250 companies. Jamie began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps, working primarily as a prosecutor and achieving the rank of Captain. In 2004, Jamie served for nearly five months as the principal legal advisor to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in and around Fallujah, Iraq, including during the First Battle of Fallujah.

Jamie maintains an active membership in the Federal Bar Association, District of Delaware chapter. He has presented on numerous issues involving corporate and securities fraud. He was also a featured interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” in a segment about theft of original correspondence by Christopher Columbus, most recently aired in August 2020.

Jamie has received numerous awards for his work in securities fraud and cybercrime, along with respective military service awards, including the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Global War Against Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Delaware Chapter

Speaking Engagements

  • Featured Interview, “Who’s Stealing Christopher Columbus Letters from Libraries Around the World?”, 60 MINUTES, CBS News, October 20, 2019
  • Panel Instructor, “Prosecuting Lies to the Federal Reserve:  A Case Study of Delaware’s Wilmington Trust Investigation and Prosecution,” Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Conference of Counsel, April 2019
  • Panel Instructor, “Corporate Investigations and Individual Accountability,” National Advocacy Center for the Department of Justice, Advanced Fraud and Economic Crimes Seminar, November 2018
  • Panel Moderator, “Case Study:  United States v. Matusiewicz, et al.,” District of Delaware Federal Bar Association, Bench and Bar Conference, May 2018
  • Panel Moderator, “Cyberstalking and Lethal Consequences,” Beau Biden Foundation, Technology & Child Protection Conference, October 2017
  • Panel Moderator, “United States v. Matusiewicz.  A Case Study in Cyberstalking,” Conference on the Investigation & Prosecution of Crimes of Stalking, Dover, Delaware, October 2016

Awards/Rankings

  • Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, United States v. Wilmington Trust Corp., et al., September 2020
  • Chief of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division’s Excellence Award for Tax/Financial Investigation into Wilmington Trust Corp., August 2019
  • Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, United States v. Matusiewicz, et al., May 2019
  • Delaware Valley Chapter, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Task Force of the Year Award, May 2019
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Recognition Award for United States v. Wilmington Trust Corp., et al., May 2018
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Recognition Award for United States v. Matusiewicz, et al., February 2016
  • Cybersecurity Trailblazer Award, The National Law Journal, December 2015
  • Younger Federal Lawyer of the Year Award, Federal Bar Association, 2004
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Global War Against Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Experience

Current Cases

  •   CASE CAPTION                       Delaware County Employees Retirement System, et al. v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, et al.
      COURT  United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
      CASE NUMBER 21-cv-02045
      JUDGE Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal
      PLAINTIFFS Delaware County Employees Retirement System; Iron Workers District Council (Philadelphia & Vicinity) Retirement and Pension Plan
      DEFENDANTS Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (“Cabot” or the “Company”), Dan O. Dinges, and Scott C. Schroeder
      CLASS PERIOD February 22, 2016 through June 12, 2020, inclusive

    This securities fraud class action case arises out of Defendants’ representations and omissions regarding Cabot’s legal compliance, polluting activities and risk.  During the Class Period, Cabot touted its compliance with applicable environmental laws and being a good steward of the environment. Unbeknownst to investors, Cabot’s environmental infractions were so extreme that after a lengthy grand jury investigation Pennsylvania charged Cabot with fifteen crimes, including nine felonies.

    Plaintiffs filed a 102-page complaint in April 2021 on behalf of a putative class of investors alleging that Cabot and its CEO Dan O. Dinges, CFO Scott C. Schroeder, and Senior Vice President Phil L. Stalnaker, violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act by making false and misleading statements and concealing material facts about the Company’s ongoing violations of environmental laws and polluting of Pennsylvania’s waters. As alleged, following revelations about Cabot’s legal compliance and subsequent criminal charges, Cabot’s stock price fell precipitously, causing significant losses and damages to the Company’s investors. Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on February 11, 2022.

    On August 10, 2022, the Court sustained Plaintiffs’ claims based on allegations that Cabot made false and misleading statements about its efforts to resolve and remediate environmental violations noticed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Cabot’s wells, and affirmatively misled investors about the status of Cabot’s compliance with environmental laws and local regulatory authorities. The case is now in fact discovery. On September 27, 2023, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, certifying a Class of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Cabot common stock between February 22, 2016 and June 12, 2020. In that same order, the Court appointed Plaintiffs as class representatives and Kessler Topaz as co-lead Class counsel.

    Read Consolidated Complaint Here

    Read Amended Complaint Here

  • CASE CAPTION          Sjunde AP-Fonden v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. et al.
    COURT United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    CASE NUMBER 1:18-cv-12084-VSB
    JUDGE Honorable Vernon S. Broderick
    PLAINTIFF Sjunde AP-Fonden (“AP7”)
    DEFENDANTS The Goldman Sachs Group (“Goldman Sachs” or the “Company”), Lloyd C. Blankfein, Gary D. Cohn, and Harvey M. Schwartz
    CLASS PERIOD February 28, 2014 to December 20, 2018, inclusive

    This securities fraud class action case arises out of Goldman Sachs’ role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”) money laundering scandal, one of the largest financial frauds in recent memory.

    In 2012 and 2013, Goldman served as the underwriter for 1MDB, the Malaysia state investment fund masterminded by financier Jho Low, in connection with three state-guaranteed bond offerings that raised over $6.5 billion. Goldman netted $600 million in fees for the three bond offerings—over 100 times the customary fee for comparable deals.

    In concert with Goldman, Low and other conspirators including government officials from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates ran an expansive bribery ring, siphoning $4.5 billion from the bond deals that Goldman peddled as investments for Malaysian state energy projects. In actuality, the deals were shell transactions used to facilitate the historic money laundering scheme. Nearly $700 million of the diverted funds ended up in the private bank account of Najib Razak, Malaysia’s now-disgraced prime minister who was convicted for abuse of power in 2020. Other funds were funneled to Low and his associates and were used to buy luxury real estate in New York and Paris, super yachts, and even help finance the 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

    AP7 filed a 200-page complaint in October 2019 on behalf of a putative class of investors alleging that Goldman and its former executives, including former CEO Lloyd Blankfein and former President Gary Cohn, violated Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act by making false and misleading statements about Goldman’s role in the 1MDB fraud. As alleged, when media reports began to surface about the collapse of 1MDB, Goldman denied any involvement in the criminal scheme. Simultaneously, Goldman misrepresented its risk controls and continued to falsely tout the robustness of its compliance measures. Following a series of revelations about investigations into allegations of money laundering and corruption at 1MDB, Goldman’s stock price fell precipitously, causing significant losses and damages to the Company’s investors.

    In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Goldman’s Malaysia subsidiary had pled guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) which criminalizes the payment of bribes to foreign officials, and that Goldman had agreed to pay $2.9 billion pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement. This amount includes the largest ever penalty under the FCPA.

    On June 28, 2021, The Honorable Vernon S. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York sustained Plaintiff's complaint in a 44-page published opinion. On July 31, 2023, the Court granted Plaintiff’s motion to amend the complaint to conform the pleadings to the evidence adduced during discovery, which is now complete. Plaintiff first moved for class certification in November 2021. While that motion was pending, the Court granted Plaintiff’s motion to amend the complaint and subsequently ordered that Plaintiff’s motion for class certification be newly briefed in light of the amended pleading. On September 29, 2023, Plaintiff renewed its motion for class certification. Briefing on that motion is set to conclude in December 2023. Meanwhile, expert discovery is ongoing.

    Read Second Amended Class Action Complaint Here

    Read Opinion and Order Granting and Denying in Part Motion to Dismiss Here 

    Read Motion for Class Certification Here

Publications

Co-Author:  “A Mother Vindicated:  Landmark Cyberstalking Case,” Domestic Violence Report, Vol. 22, No. 6, Aug./Sept. 2017

Co-Author: “United States v. Matusiewicz:  Lessons Learned From the First Federal Prosecution of Cyberstalking Resulting in Death,” The United States Attorneys’ Bulletin, May 2016, Vol. 64