Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Martis Alex and Christine S. Azar Once Again Named Top Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation

NEW YORK (June 23, 2015) — Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that for the second year in a row, partners Martis Alex and Christine S. Azar were named to Benchmark Litigation's annual Top 250 Women in Litigation list. 

Firm partner Martis Alex prosecutes complex litigation on behalf of consumers as well as domestic and international institutional investors. She has extensive experience litigating mass tort and class action cases nationwide, specifically in the areas of consumer fraud, products liability, and securities fraud. She has successfully represented consumers and investors in cases that achieved cumulative recoveries of hundreds of millions of dollars for plaintiffs. An elected member of the Firm's Executive Committee, Martis is also Chair of the Firm's Consumer Protection Practice as well as the Women's Networking and Mentoring Initiative. Martis is also an Executive Council member of Ellevate, a global professional network dedicated to advancing women's leadership across industries. 

Head of the Firm's Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation Practice, Christine S. Azar's caseload represents some of the most sophisticated litigation in her field, and she has worked on some of the most groundbreaking merger and derivative litigation cases. In In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper &Gold Inc. Derivative Litigation, she achieved the second largest derivative settlement in the Delaware Court of Chancery history, a $153.75 million settlement with an unprecedented provision of direct payments to stockholders by means of a special dividend. Currently, she is representing California State Teachers' Retirement System as co-lead counsel in In re Wal-Mart Derivative Litigation

The winners of Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation were determined through an analysis of the markets between February and June 2015. The original publication, Benchmark Litigation, is a leading guide to America's top litigation firms and attorneys and the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. For more information, visit benchmarklitigation.com.