This Court has jurisdiction over this action under Sections 21(d), 21(e), and 27 of the Exchange Act [15 U.S.C. §§ 78u(d), 78u(e) and 78aa]. Noble and the Defendant, directly orindirectly, made use of the means or instrumentalities of interstate commerce, of the mails, or of the facilities of a national securities exchange in connection with the transactions, acts, practices,and courses of business alleged in this Complaint.9.
Venue is appropriate in this Court under Section 27 of the Exchange Act [15U.S.C. § 78aa] or 28 U.S.C. § 1391(d) because certain acts or transactions constituting theviolations by Defendant occurred in this district.
DEFENDANT AND OTHER ENTITIES
Defendant O’Rourke was Noble’s Director of Internal Audit from May 2003through September 2005 and Vice President of Internal Audit from January 2007 to January2008. From September 2005 through December 2006, O’Rourke served as Noble’s corporateController. He resides in Texas.11.
Noble Corporation is a Swiss company whose common stock is registered underSection 12(b) of the Exchange Act and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under thesymbol “NE”. The main U.S. office for the Noble group of companies operating in the U.S. is inSugar Land, Texas. Prior to March 2009 and during the relevant period, the parent company of the Noble group of companies was a Cayman Islands corporation also named Noble Corporationwith headquarters and principal executive offices in Sugar Land, Texas. In March 2009, theplace of incorporation of the parent of the Noble group of companies was established inSwitzerland and the corporate and principal executive offices relocated from Sugar Land.“Noble” herein refers to the Swiss parent company and, prior to it becoming the parent company