Lawyer: John O’Quinn


John Maurice O’Quinn (September 4, 1941 – October 29, 2009) was a Texas trial lawyer and founding partner of The O’Quinn Law Firm (formerly known as O’Quinn & Laminack). His firm made its business handling plaintiff’s litigation, including representing clients suing breast implant manufacturers, medical facilities, and tobacco companies. In 2009, O’Quinn, along with his passenger, died in a single car crash in Houston, Texas. There were three class-action law firms, headed by John O’Quinn, pushing back against naked short selling. O’Quinn ‘s firm was one also representing in the Internet retailer’s suit against short seller Rocker Partners LP and research firm Gradient Analytics.



Lawyer (RIP): John O’Quinn — Won $20B for His Clients Against Banks and Corporations Cheating the Public


John Maurice O’Quinn (September 4, 1941 – October 29, 2009) was a Texas trial lawyer and founding partner of The O’Quinn Law Firm (formerly known as O’Quinn & Laminack). His firm made its business handling plaintiff’s litigation, including representing clients suing breast implant manufacturers, medical facilities, and tobacco companies. In 2009, O’Quinn, along with his passenger, died in a single car crash in Houston, Texas.

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Lawyer: G. Robert Blakey


George Robert Blakey (born 1936) is an American attorney and law professor. He is best known for his work in connection with drafting the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and for scholarship on that subject.  Under the close supervision of Senator John Little McClellan, the Chairman of the Committee for which he worked, Blakey drafted the “RICO Act,” Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, signed into law by Richard M. Nixon.  After Robert F. Kennedy became Attorney General, the Department began a major effort to bring criminal prosecutions against organized crime members, corrupt political figures, and faithless union officials.

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Lawyer: Brent Baker


Brent Baker is a shareholder and member of Parsons’ litigation, securities and regulatory enforcement departments. His practice concentrates on SEC enforcement and regulatory defense, private securities litigation and government/independent investigations.  He regularly advises registered entities regarding general compliance issues and is often engaged to advise clients on investment and financial services matters, and to counsel clients during regulatory examinations, on issues ranging from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, anti-money laundering (AML) matters and proactive compliance and remediation advice.

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Lawyer: Sidney Powell


Sidney Powell represents individuals, corporations, and governments in federal appeals in complex commercial litigation.  Powell wrote LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice after seeing a core group of federal prosecutors break all the rules, make up crimes, hide evidence, and send innocent people to prison.  She continues to write articles on government misconduct and prosecutorial misconduct for The Daily Caller, the Observer, the Hill, Fox News, and other outlets.

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Lawyer: Paul Davis


Paul Davis has a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, proxy fights, corporate governance, corporate finance and business restructuring, and a broad range of securities and business law matters for both private and public issuers. Paul is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets & M&A practice group and leads and coordinates the practice’s efforts across Canada.

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Lawyer: James “Wes” Christian


James “Wes” Christian  is a fourth generation Texan, who has handled complex litigation in at least eight different states and two countries.  Most of these cases have been in State or Federal Courts; some have been complex arbitrations. He is licensed to practice in 11 Courts across the U.S. and everywhere in Texas and New York.  His primary focus in the last 11 years has been suing Wall Street for fraud.  He has also handled many disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty and serious personal injuries or wrongful death actions.

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Lawyer: Michael J. Bowe


Michael J. Bowe

Michael’s ground-breaking defense of short-selling attacks has restored billions of dollars in market capitalization to his clients, frustrated class action lawsuits that accompany those attacks, and instigated the investigation, indictment, and closure of companies that engaged in such illegal conduct.

He was the lawyer for FairFax who fought the naked short cabal and which the Black Edge book is based. He knows this crime type intimately.

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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street