Established 1963
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History of expertise.
Reputation for excellence.

Labaton Keller Sucharow has successfully recovered billions of dollars championing the rights of wronged investors and consumers.

“Smart lawyers with a strong business acumen who value client service as much as they do strategy.”

— Chambers USA
The Firm
60+
Years of Experience

Labaton Keller Sucharow is a global force in litigation. With a rich history spanning more than 60 years, the Firm has earned a distinguished and award-winning reputation through its precedent-setting litigation.

1963

Matson Kass Goodkind LLP is launched in New York City.

The Firm was founded in 1963 as Matson Kass Goodkind LLP.  Located in the heart of New York’s Financial District, the Firm launched its Securities Litigation Practice that same year.

1979

Notable litigator Edward Labaton joins the Firm as name partner.

In 1979, the Firm underwent a significant transformation, rebranding as Kass Goodkind Wechsler & Labaton LLP to honor notable trial and appellate litigator Edward Labaton joining the Firm.  Throughout his illustrious career, Edward emerged as a distinguished leader and a titan of the plaintiffs’ bar.

1986

Linda Nussbaum is elected as the first female member of the partnership.

Pioneering diversity and women's initiatives, Linda Nussbaum achieved a groundbreaking milestone as the first woman elected to the Firm’s partnership.

1992

Highly regarded securities litigator, Lawrence Sucharow joins the Firm as name partner.

In 1992, the Firm rebranded as Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP to acknowledge esteemed litigator Lawrence Sucharow joining the Firm.  Larry subsequently assumed the role of Chairman for over two decades, steering the Firm to its status as one of the premier plaintiffs' securities and class action firms in the nation.

1995

Edward Labaton is appointed to the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

Edward Labaton is appointed to the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, a nonpartisan organization formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy.  In 2020, he became an Honorary Lifetime Trustee.

1996

Edward Labaton launches the Institute of Law and Economic Policy.

Partner Edward Labaton founded the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, a leading research and educational foundation dedicated to enhancing investor and consumer access to the civil justice system.

2009

Labaton Sucharow’s Delaware office opens.

For decades, the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Practice has pursued Delaware corporate law matters, providing counsel to institutional investors on a diverse range of corporate governance issues.  In 2009, the Firm opened an office in Wilmington, Delaware, the traditional seat of much U.S. corporate litigation, to better serve its growing corporate governance practice and our clients.

2017

Labaton Sucharow’s Washington, D.C. office opens.

In 2017, the Firm expanded the reach of its Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice with the opening of its Washington, D.C. office.  Always on the forefront of investor representation, the Firm has achieved a level of specialization and facility that is unmatched by our peers in the burgeoning field of non-U.S. securities litigation.

2019

Senior Partner Christopher J. Keller is appointed chairman of the Firm and head of the executive committee.

Christopher J. Keller, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Chair of Firm’s Case Evaluation Group, was named Chairman.  As Chairman, Chris is responsible for the Firm’s direction and the growth of its diverse practice areas.

2020

The Firm launches a first-in-class ADR practice group.

In 2020, the Firm launched its Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice which quickly became one of the nation’s premier practices focused on representing consumers and investors in large volume arbitrations, or so-called “mass arbitrations.”

2024

With an eye toward the future, Chairman Christopher J. Keller is elevated to name partner. The Firm becomes Labaton Keller Sucharow LLP.

In recognition of Christopher J. Keller’s stellar career and his strategic contributions to the Firm, the Firm underwent a significant transformation, rebranding as Labaton Keller Sucharow LLP.  In his role as Chairman, Chris has been responsible for establishing and executing upon the Firm's strategic priorities, including advancing business initiatives and promoting a culture of performance, collaboration, and collegiality.  Commitment to these priorities has helped Labaton Keller Sucharow deepen its practice area expertise, extend its worldwide reach, and earn industry recognition for workplace culture.

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Labaton Keller Sucharow’s successful reputation is built not only on its team of more than 80 attorneys, but also on its industry-leading in-house investigators, financial analysts, and forensic accountants.
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Labaton Keller Sucharow’s successful reputation is built not only on its team of more than 80 attorneys, but also on its industry-leading in-house investigators, financial analysts, and forensic accountants.
Recoveries. Remedies. Results.
Raising the industry standard. Unrivaled excellence in client service.
Strategy

We invest heavily and intentionally in our Firm’s capabilities, technology, and resources. Our robust infrastructure includes one of the largest in-house investigative teams in the plaintiffs’ bar, as well as an internal team dedicated to the development and utilization of best-in-class data and analytics tools. This all-in approach allows us to deliver results effectively and efficiently.

Expertise

Our team comprises the industry’s top talent: skilled and seasoned attorneys, investigators, client service professionals, and data experts who draw upon an arsenal of knowledge, experience, and insights to achieve success on behalf of our clients. The results are indisputable: we survive more motions to dismiss than any other firm, we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of investors and consumers, and we have secured corporate governance reforms on behalf of the nation’s largest institutional investors.

Integrity

Our culture of integrity goes hand-in-hand with our legacy of advancing market fairness and transparency. We are upstanding, cohesive, and aligned in the ways we treat our clients and each other.  While we are ferocious in our advocacy, we are committed to a philosophy of mutual respect within the legal profession.  These beliefs serve as the foundation of our steady, deliberate, and unyielding support of clients in the face of corporate malfeasance.

Service

We are dedicated to fostering enduring client relationships by delivering dedicated and meaningful work. Our commitment goes beyond being “client-centered;” we are “client-led,” actively investing in connections, serving as trusted partners, and ensuring our clients have a significant voice in every collaboration. We empower our clients with objective, unbiased analysis and recommendations to determine a course of action that aligns with their objectives.

Excellence

We are in pursuit of excellence – which means that we’re not just great at what we do, we lead the industry in our achievements, our demonstration of expertise and insight, and in our efforts to uphold the highest of standards. Every team member is a vital contributor to the culture, ideas, and knowledge that guide our Firm and serve as a model for others.

Tenacity

We are uncompromising in our ideals and singularly focused on the pursuit of justice. We’ve got the acumen and resources to work quickly and decisively, the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, and the endurance to persist tirelessly until we reach our desired result.

Labaton Keller Sucharow is elevating excellence through innovation, client service, and teamwork.

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