Labaton Sucharow Earns High Marks in the 2017 Legal 500 Guide 

NEW YORK (May 31, 2017) — For the eleventh straight year, The Legal 500 U.S. annual guide has honored Labaton Sucharow LLP as one of the top plaintiffs' litigation firms. This year, the accolades continued with the Firm’s rankings in the Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation (Plaintiff), Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation (Plaintiff), and Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions categories. 

Praised for being “at the very highest level of quality in terms of its investigative team, which is tightly integrated into its litigation capability,” Labaton Sucharow’s team led by Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow was noted for work against State Street Corporation. Jonathan Gardner and Serena P. Hallowell were recommended and highlighted for their work against global mining behemoth Barrick Gold. Joel H. Bernstein and Ira A. Schochet’s featured successes included a $120 million recovery from oil and gas services company Weatherford. Thomas A. Dubbs, who was named a Leading Lawyer for the eighth consecutive year and this year inducted into the guide’s prestigious Hall of Fame, was noted for securing a $95 million settlement from biotech company Amgen. New partner from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, Michael P. Canty, was also recommended. 

Described as a Firm that “litigates hard and will take matters all the way to trial and beyond,” the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation Practice, was praised as having “great experience in both business and law.” Chair Ned Weinberger was named a Leading Lawyer, and Michael W. Stocker and Ira A. Schochet were recommended in the M&A Litigation (Plaintiff) category. The practice’s derivative actions against The Providence Services Corporation and AmTrust Financial services, were highlighted.

The Legal 500 also recognizes Labaton Sucharow's “first-rate reputation” as “one of the best-known plaintiff firms in the antitrust class action arena.” The Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice was ranked in the category of Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions. Led by “smart and trustworthy” Co-Chairs Gregory Asciolla and Jay L. Himes, the Firm’s team is noted for its participation in large-scale cases arising from U.S. and global antitrust investigations. It was also noted that the team “particularly excels at developing and filing first-of-its kind actions, even if no investigation has been initiated.” The group’s work against the largest banks in the manipulation of the SSA bonds market, as well as its foothold in the pharmaceuticals sector against generic drug manufacturers. Asciolla was distinguished as a Next Generation Lawyer.

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