Nathan A. Cook

  • Title: Director
  • Phone: (302) 622-7019
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  • Education:

    University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2005)

    University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction (2002)

  • Admissions:
    Delaware, New York, U.S. District Court for the District of DE, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY

Nathan Cook is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer and focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation relating to Delaware corporation and alternative entity law.  Mr. Cook has litigated a variety of Delaware law matters, including numerous matters relating to the fiduciary duties of directors, officers and controlling stockholders, appraisal rights, and stockholder inspections of corporate books and records, as well as disputes relating to corporate contests for control, the post-merger treatment of options and merger earn-outs.

Mr. Cook has litigated multiple complex matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court including: In re Dole Food Co. Stockholder Litigation and In re Dole Food Co. Appraisal Litigation, stockholder class and appraisal litigation resulting in a damages award of $148 million, plus interest, following a nine-day trial; In re News Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation, a stockholder lawsuit resulting in a $139 million settlement; In re Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Derivative Litigation, resulting in a settlement which returned $200 million to Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ stockholders; In re Delphi Financial Group Shareholder Litigation, a stockholder class action resulting in a $49 million settlement; Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a stockholder books and records lawsuit that obtained one of the largest productions of internal documents pursuant to 8 Del. C. §220 in Delaware Chancery Court history and led to a landmark Delaware Supreme Court ruling recognizing the “Garner doctrine” as Delaware law; and Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System v. Citigroup Inc., a successful lawsuit to inspect internal books and records relating to $400 million in alleged fraudulent lending, as well as alleged regulatory non-compliance, involving a Mexican subsidiary bank.

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Mr. Cook received his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 2002, where he majored in economics and history and was a Jefferson Scholar and an Echols Scholar. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2005, where he served on the Editorial Board for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Cook served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery.