Corban S. Rhodes
Corban S. Rhodes focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors, as well as consumer data privacy litigation.
Currently, Corban represents shareholders litigating fraud-based claims against TerraVia (formerly Solazyme) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He has successfully litigated dozens of cases against most of the largest Wall Street banks in connection with their underwriting and securitization of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the financial crisis.
Corban is also pursuing a number of matters involving consumer data privacy, including cases of intentional misuse or misappropriation of consumer data, and cases of negligence or other malfeasance leading to data breaches, including In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation and Schwartz v. Yahoo Inc.
Before joining Labaton Sucharow, Corban was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP where he practiced complex commercial litigation and securities regulation and served as the lead associate on behalf of large financial institutions in several investigations by regulatory and enforcement agencies related to the financial crisis.
In 2008, Corban received a Thurgood Marshall Award for his pro bono representation on a habeas petition of a capital punishment sentence. He also later co-authored "Parmalat Judge: Fraud by Former Executives of Bankrupt Company Bars Trustee's Claims Against Auditors," published by the American Bar Association.
Corban received a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he received the 2007 Lawrence J. McKay Advocacy Award for excellence in oral advocacy and was a board member of the Fordham Moot Court team. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Boston College.
Corban serves on the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Additionally, Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, recognized Corban as a New York Metro “Rising Star,” noting his experience and contribution to the securities litigation field.
Fordham University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2007
B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2004
- Boston Retirement System v. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Edward W. Krippendorf v. United States of America, Office of Personnel Management
- In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation
- Norfolk County Retirement System v. Solazyme, Inc.
- Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation
- Schwartz v. Yahoo Inc.
Settled | Resolved Cases
2008, New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
2014, Second Circuit
2009, Southern District of New York
2013, Central District of California