Labaton Sucharow’s Serena Hallowell and Carol Villegas Named to Benchmark Litigation’s Inaugural Rising Stars List

NEW YORK (July 15, 2016) – Labaton Sucharow LLP is pleased to announce that Firm partners Serena Hallowell and Carol C. Villegas have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural Rising Stars list, which honors attorneys under 40 at the partner level with a track record of accomplishments. Selected based on Benchmark research, as well as peer and client review, both Hallowell and Villegas focus on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.

Hallowell recently was instrumental in securing a $48 million recovery against pharma giant CVS (Medoff v. CVS Caremark Corporation). This year, she also helped secure a $41.5 million settlement against a global telecommunications company (In re NII Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation) and was one of the partners involved in securing a $140 million settlement against Barrick Gold (In re Barrick Gold Securities Litigation), one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.

Villegas notably played a key role in reaching favorable settlements of $15 million in a securities case against international retail apparel company Aeropostale (The City of Providence v. Aeropostale, Inc. et al.), as well as $9 million in a case against healthcare communications provider Vocera (In re Vocera Communications, Inc. Securities Litigation). Her most recent argument in the case against Vocera resulted in a ruling from the bench, denying defendants motion to dismiss in that case.

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