November 15, 2011


Firm Receives First Tier Ranking in the First Edition of Benchmark Plaintiff

NEW YORK (November 15, 2011) — Labaton Sucharow LLP has received a first tier ranking in the first annual edition of Benchmark Plaintiff, a guide to America's leading plaintiff litigation firms and attorneys. Benchmark Plaintiff is the sister guide to Benchmark Litigation, which was first published five years ago: www.benchmarklitigation.com

After significant independent research and reference checking, the National section of Benchmark Plaintiff identifies those firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions. The results of the national research are then broken down into rankings for eight separate specialized legal practice areas for antitrust, civil rights/human rights, employment/labor, insurance, intellectual property, mass torts/products liability, personal injury, and securities.

In the National rankings, Labaton Sucharow has been ranked as Tier 1 for both Securities and Antitrust.

In addition, in the Securities practice area both Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow and Partner Joel H. Bernstein have been named individually as Litigation Stars. In the Antitrust practice area, Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow has been named individually as a Litigation Star.

Benchmark Plaintiff also identifies the leading litigation firms and partners in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. For New York, Labaton Sucharow is included in the highest, or Highly Recommended category. Local litigation stars at Labaton Sucharow identified by Benchmark include:

In New York: Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow (Antitrust, Products Liability, Securities), and partners Mark S. Arisohn (Securities), Joel H. Bernstein (Securities) and Thomas A. Dubbs (Securities).

In Delaware: Partner Christine S. Azar is a local litigation star for Securities.

For more information about Benchmark Plaintiff, please visit their website.

For more information about the Firm, please visit us at www.labaton.com.