Exceptional Senior Female Leadership
Securities Litigation Practice
A recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers' Award for Excellence in Advocacy, Martis represents Labaton Sucharow at its best.
With her concentration on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors, Martis has successfully achieved cumulative recoveries of hundreds of millions of dollars for plaintiffs. Among other achievements, Martis:
- Was lead trial counsel in the Zenith Laboratories Securities Litigation, where she won a substantial recovery for investors;
- Was lead trial counsel in the Napp Technologies Litigation, where she achieved significant recoveries for families and firefighters injured in a chemical plant explosion;
- Is a key member of the lead counsel team that obtained settlements totaling more than $1 billion in In re American International Group, Inc. Securities Litigation
Martis is currently litigating several matters on behalf of foreign banks seeking to recover over a billion dollars in losses in their residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS") investments and also represents domestic pension funds in securities related litigation.
And, because women cannot live by litigation alone, Martis also is an accomplished published photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and other media.
An experienced litigator with deep roots in the Delaware Bar, Christine is in charge of Labaton Sucharow's Wilmington, Delaware Office. Christine prosecutes complex corporate and securities litigation on behalf of individual and institutional clients in Delaware and throughout the United States.
Affirming her commitment to improving shareholder rights and strengthening investor protection against corporate misbehavior, Christine was featured in The National Law Journal's 2011 Plaintiffs' Hot List, for her central role in the NYSE Euronext Shareholders Litigation. Christine helped to secure a proposed settlement which would have provided a special dividend of nearly a billion dollars to NYSE Shareholders if the transaction was completed. While European regulators ultimately rejected the merger in 2012 citing anticompetitive concerns, Christine's work in the litigation cemented her reputation as a leader in the field. Christine also has been recognized as an Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Plaintiff.
A Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem in the Office of the Child Advocate, Christine has represented children in foster care in the state of Delaware to ensure that their physical needs are being met and their legal rights are protected.