Labaton Sucharow Partner Michael Stocker Appointed to the Council of Institutional Investors' Markets Advisory Council

NEW YORK (February 5, 2016) – Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that Firm partner Michael W. Stocker was appointed by the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) to the organization's Markets Advisory Council for the second consecutive year.

A lead strategist on Labaton Sucharow's Case Evaluation Team, Mike is integral to the Firm's investigating and prosecuting securities, antitrust, and consumer class actions. Mike has built an extensive global network in business and academia, and he frequently works with scholars and nonprofit organizations on issues regarding the capital markets, particularly the regulation of credit rating agencies and the derivatives market. As a member of the Markets Advisory Council, Mike advises the board and staff on legal, financial reporting, and investment market trends.

Founded in 1985, CII is a nonprofit association of pension funds, other employee benefit funds, endowments, and foundations with combined assets exceeding $3 trillion. CII's mission is to educate its members and the public about effective corporate governance, shareowner rights, and related investment issues. CII also advocates on its members' behalf. Members use their proxy votes, shareowner resolutions, dialogue with regulators and companies, and any necessary litigation in order to create change.