Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC)

Robbins Arroyo LLP served as lead counsel in shareholder derivative litigation brought on behalf of Fifth Street Finance Corp., to challenge alleged conflicts of interest in Fifth Street’s relationship with its investment advisor, FSAM. Plaintiffs alleged that certain Fifth Street and FSAM officers and directors caused Fifth Street to make reckless investments, use bogus accounting, and pay excessive fees to inflate FSAM’s perceived value in the lead up to FSAM’s initial public offering. Mr Smith led the settlement negotiations that resulted in advisory fee reductions worth at least $30 million and comprehensive corporate governance, oversight, and conflicts management enhancements. 

In re Fifth Street Finance Corp. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Lead Case No. 3:15-cv-01795-RNC (D. Conn. Dec. 13, 2016).


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