Awards & Accolades

Winner of the Elite Trial Lawyers Award in Securities Law (2015), Hall of Fame Honoree, and Top Plaintiffs’ Firm (2006-2016)
For more than a decade, the Firm has been featured on the NLJ's annual Hot List. In 2016, only 20 firms were selected to the Midsize Hot List based on notable verdicts or settlements over the past year.

Definitely at the top of their field on the plaintiffs' side

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Class Action Practice Group of the Year (2012 and 2014-2015)
For the third time, Law360 recognized the Firm's notable results in class action litigation.

Lauding the Firm’s efforts that have “yielded in substantial recoveries,” Law360 touched successful cases including those against Fannie Mae, CVS, and Freeport-McMoRan, among others.

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Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms (2013-2015)
Law360 named our team to its Most Feared Plaintiffs Firm list for the third time.

Known for thoroughly investigating claims and conducting due diligence before filing suit, and for fighting defendants tooth and nail in court

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Top Firm for Plaintiffs Securities Litigation (2009-2016) and Delaware Court of Chancery (2015-2016)
Once again, Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow awarded Senior Statesmen for Litigation: Securities Mainly Plaintiff. Partners Thomas A. Dubbs, Jay L. Himes, and Christine S. Azar also ranked as leading litigators.

A very professional firm…ethical, hardworking, and solid

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Highest Ranking in Plaintiff Representation: Securities Litigation Law Firm (2007-2016) and Recognition in both Antitrust (2010-2016) and M&A Litigation (2013-2016)
Lawrence A. Sucharow and Thomas A. Dubbs are recognized as "Leading Lawyers." Seven partners are recommended.

Zealous advocate for clients…they set the tone of strong advocacy that is balanced with true assessments of the risks that clients face in litigation

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Leading Firms and Lawyers for Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Work in the United States
Lawrence A. Sucharow, Gregory Asciolla, and Jay L. Himes named Leading Competition Lawyers – U.S. Plaintiffs (2016); Firm featured in Global Competition Review's U.S. Plaintiffs' Bar Survey (2014)

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Recognized in Securities and Antitrust Litigation (2012-2017)
Ranked as a Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in the United States. Four Partners Recognized as Litigation Stars.

Clearly living up to its stated mission 'reputation matters'...consistently earning mention as a respected litigation-focused firm fighting for the rights of institutional investors

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Top 250 Women in Litigation
Partners Martis Alex and Christine S. Azar Named Top Women in Litigation

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Champion of Justice Award
Edward Labaton honored by the Alliance for Justice, a national nonprofit association of over 100 organizations committed to progressive values and the creation of a just society.

Ed has been our leader and moral compass for nearly 40 years. - Lawrence A. Sucharow, Chairman

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Most Admired Attorneys
Lawrence A. Sucharow named by Law360 as one of the Most Admired Attorneys in America.

Has the ability to find the human dimension in every aspect of the business of law...whose leadership in helping to craft his firm's litigation and settlement strategies has contributed to roughly $2 billion in recoveries

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Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar
Law360 Named Lawrence A. Sucharow a 2014 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar

A lawyer’s lawyer and a dean of the plaintiffs bar

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Class Action MVP of the Year
Law360 Named Thomas A. Dubbs MVP of the Year in 2012 and 2015

Novel negotiation strategies and rigorous research helped investors secure deals with major players including the $295 million Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. settlement and the $725 million American International Group Inc. deal

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Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar
Law360 Named Gregory Asciolla a 2014 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar

He's a very thoughtful antitrust practitioner first and a plaintiffs attorney second. He's not someone who's merely in it to play the game of litigation. He really understands the issues and is very thoughtful on them.

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Leading Lawyers in America
Firm partners named one of the Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon - Christine S. Azar (2014, 2015), Lawrence A. Sucharow (2012), Thomas A. Dubbs (2008, 2012)

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Litigator of the Week
Partner Joel H. Bernstein

The Labaton Sucharow senior partner was able to squeeze $600 million from the collapsed lender in the settlement of a securities class action led by his clients, a group of New York pension funds...the largest to arise from the subprime crisis.

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How They Won It
Firm featured in Law360's How They Won It series for our winning strategy in the El Paso Shareholder Litigation.

Ultimately, Labaton and the other firms inked a $110 million settlement in September, pending approval, to resolve the case, one of the largest shareholder settlements to come out of Delaware in recent memory.

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Litigator of the Week
Partner Mark S. Arisohn

A fabulous win for lead plaintiffs' counsel Mark Arisohn of Labaton Sucharow...proved adept at telling the story of alleged fraud....a master analogist at trial

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Litigator of the Week
Partner Ira A. Schochet

"While [$110 million] is a small percentage of the offering price, it's still a large amount of money and the largest in any third-party deal," added Schochet. "That, combined with the Chancellor's rebuke, does provide deterrence going forward."

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ABA Journal's Legal Rebels
Partner Jordan A. Thomas

While I am extremely honored to be included in the 2012 class of Legal Rebels, this honor really belongs to the entire Whistleblower Representation team. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with such dedicated and talented professionals.

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