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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2446

Edward T. Decker

Associate

Edward Decker counsels companies, financial institutions, and individuals in disputes with other companies, government regulators, and class-action plaintiffs. Edward has experience representing clients in complex commercial matters, ranging from antitrust and securities class actions to corporate governance, M&A, and contract disputes. He also regularly represents clients, including banks and broker-dealers, in responding to investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other regulators covering a range of substantive topics, including anticompetitive conduct, corporate scandal, bribery, and financial crimes.

In addition to counseling clients already involved in disputes, Edward advises clients on pre-dispute risk management, including advising on the antitrust components of contemplated transactions, developing policies and procedures to ensure best practices, and running internal investigations in response to possible employee misconduct.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Edward practiced as a litigation associate in the New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a major regional bank in a putative consumer class-action suit.
  • Representing a technology start-up in a lawsuit concerning the sale of cryptotokens and their status as securities.
  • Representing a publicly traded business services company in a putative derivative lawsuit and in disputes with a terminated former officer.
  • Representing Northwest-based companies in international arbitration for disputes with foreign suppliers and customers.
  • Representing manufacturers and technology companies in lawsuits alleging violations of antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection laws.
  • Representing global banks in government investigations and class action litigations concerning purported violations of the antitrust laws, RICO, and the Commodity Exchange Act related to various financial benchmarks.
  • Representing corporations and investment banks in shareholder derivative actions challenging major strategic transactions and corporate governance under the corporate laws of Delaware and other states.
  • Representing corporations and global investment banks in securities class actions.
  • Conducting internal investigations on behalf of global banks in connection with bribery payments, corporate scandals, and in response to requests from the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and other federal and state regulators.
  • Representing pro bono refugees seeking asylum, elderly persons with disabilities in disputes with the Social Security Administration, and prisoners housed in inhumane conditions.