In re Extreme Networks, Inc. Securities Litigation

Updated: March 01, 2017
Status: Ongoing Case

On June 28, 2016, Labaton Sucharow was appointed lead counsel in this securities fraud class actions against Extreme Networks, Inc., a provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment, software and services.  

The lead plaintiff alleges that the defendants made false and misleading statements and omissions regarding the acquisition and integration of Enterasys Networks, Inc., a direct competitor that Extreme Networks acquired in late 2013, which doubled the size of the company. Specifically, the defendants repeatedly touted the purported benefits of the acquisition and the successful progress of the integration, reassuring investors that Extreme Networks was on track to meet its guidance and forecasts of double-digit revenue growth and a 10 percent operating margin. The lead plaintiff also alleges that the defendants made false and misleading statements regarding Extreme Networks’ partnership with Lenovo Group Ltd., the global technology giant, which they highlighted as a key driver of the company’s revenue growth.

The lead plaintiff filed the Consolidated Class Action Complaint on September 26, 2016. On February 9, 2017, the court held oral argument on the defendants’ motion to dismiss, and took the matter under submission.

The case is In re Extreme Networks, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 15-cv-04883-BLF (N.D. Cal.). Labaton Sucharow represents lead plaintiff Arkansas Teacher Retirement System. The defendants are Extreme Networks, Inc., and three former executives, President and CEO Charles W. Berger, CFO John T. Kurtzweil, and CFO Kenneth B. Arola.