The Kehoe Law Firm, a national securities litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that its client, the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago (“PABF”), has been appointed as the lead plaintiff in the securities class action against Twist Bioscience Corporation. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted PABF’s Motion for Appointment as Lead Plaintiff and Approval of its Selection of Lead Counsel.

This decision comes after a thorough review of several motions to appoint lead plaintiff and select lead counsel in the securities class action governed by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”). Among the competing motions, PABF emerged as the lead plaintiff, showcasing its strong position in the litigation. 

John Kehoe, Partner with the Kehoe Law Firm, expressed his satisfaction with the court’s decision, stating, “We are very pleased that our client, the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, has been chosen to lead this important securities class action litigation. This decision reflects the confidence the court has in our client’s ability to effectively represent the class and pursue justice in this matter.” 

The securities class action alleges that Twist Bioscience Corporation, a biotechnology company specializing in synthetic DNA and DNA products, misled investors about its growth prospects and financial health. The complaint contends that between December 13, 2019, and November 14, 2022, Twist, along with its executives, assured investors of substantial growth, only to face significant setbacks following the release of a critical report by Scorpion Capital.

Scorpion Capital’s report, published on November 15, 2022, raised concerns about Twist’s financial sustainability, likening its DNA chip technology to the infamous Theranos scandal. Following the report, Twist’s stock price experienced a sharp decline, leading to substantial losses for investors. 

PABF’s lead plaintiff appointment underscores the Kehoe Law Firm’s dedication to representing the interests of investors and holding corporations accountable for alleged securities law violations. The firm is committed to working diligently on behalf of its client and the class to pursue a favorable resolution in this litigation.

For more information about Kehoe Law Firm and its involvement in this matter, please contact John A. Kehoe at [email protected] or call (215) 792-6676.