An accomplished litigator, Jonathan M. Plasse has more than 30 years of experience in the prosecution of complex cases involving securities class action, derivative, transactional and consumer litigation. He has played a key role in litigating many of the most high-profile securities class actions ever filed, including architecting significant settlements and aggressive corporate governance reforms to protect the public and investors alike. Currently, he is prosecuting securities class actions against Schering-Plough, Fannie Mae and Morgan Stanley.
Most recently, Jon served as lead counsel in two related securities class actions brought against OppenheimerFunds, Inc., and obtained a $100 million global settlement. Jon was also an integral member of the team representing the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the New York City pension funds as lead plaintiffs in In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation. The $624 million settlement was the largest securities fraud settlement at the time. His other recent successes include serving as co-lead counsel in In re General Motors Corp. Securities Litigation ($303 million settlement) and In re El Paso Corporation Securities Litigation ($285 million settlement). Jon also acted as lead counsel in In re Waste Management Inc. Securities Litigation, where he represented the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trusts Funds, and obtained a settlement of $457 million.
Since 2010, Jon has served as the Chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In addition, he also regularly chairs and is a frequent speaker at programs, classes and continuing legal education seminars relating to securities class action litigation.
During his time at Brooklyn Law School, Jon served as a member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. An avid photographer, Jon has published three books, including The Stadium, a collection of black-and-white photographs of the original Yankee Stadium, released by SUNY Press in September 2011.
Jon has received a rating of AV Preeminent from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell directory.