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Abraham Lee is an associate in Ropes & Gray's Litigation and Enforcement practice group. Abraham represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal government enforcement matters, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory matters. He also maintains an active pro bono practice advocating for immigrants’ rights.

The recent annual report from NERA Economic Consulting demonstrates the continued focus by the plaintiffs’ securities litigation bar on health care and life science firms, particularly those focused on the development and commercialization of drugs and devices.

The Report found that, excluding merger objections, the Health Technology and Services sector accounted for 25% of all

In re Novan, Inc., 2018 WL 6732990 (M.D.N.C. Nov. 30, 2018), adopted by, No. 1:17CV999 (M.D.N.C. Jan. 28, 2019).

On January 28th, 2019, United States District Judge Catherine C. Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina adopted a recommendation from a magistrate judge granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss a putative securities class action brought against pharmaceutical company Novan, Inc. and its officers, directors, and underwriters.

The plaintiffs alleged that defendants made false statements and omissions about the Company’s leading drug candidate in connection with an initial public offering of its stock and in the weeks subsequent to the offering.


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