Craig J. Geraci, Jr. is an associate in KSF’s Louisiana office and focuses on federal securities litigation and other complex class action litigation. He is actively involved in cases pending before federal courts across the United States.
Mr. Geraci has litigated numerous securities matters and helped recover more than $100 million for shareholders allegedly defrauded by publicly traded companies and their officers. For example, Mr. Geraci was a member of the litigation team in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2389 (2014), a landmark securities-fraud class action, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for KSF’s client on the most important issue in the case, and in Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton, 131 S.Ct. 2179 (2011), where the Court ruled unanimously for KSF’s client. The Halliburton case ultimately resulted in a settlement of $100 million.
Mr. Geraci received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2009 and received a B.S. with a major in finance from the University of New Orleans in 2005.
Prior to joining KSF, Mr. Geraci focused his practice on complex commercial and corporate litigation, primarily for clients in the energy industry. In that role, he litigated numerous matters in state and federal courts across the country, including a case where he was second chair and helped obtain a unanimous verdict in a three-week jury trial, awarding more than $4 million in contract damages and $2.7 million in fraud and punitive damages. He has also presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Geraci is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas, and he is a member of those states’ bar associations. Further, Mr. Geraci is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Federal Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.