May 20, 2010

Labaton Sucharow LLP Senior Partner Jonathan M. Plasse Appointed Chair of the New York City Bar's Securities Litigation Committee

NEW YORK (May 20, 2010) — Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that Senior Partner Jonathan M. Plasse was just appointed to a three-year term as chair of the New York City Bar’s Securities Litigation Committee. The Committee considers wide-ranging topics relating to the litigation of cases in the securities field.

Continuing the Firm’s strong tradition of pro bono efforts and giving back to the legal community, Mr. Plasse's appointment follows in the footsteps of other Labaton Sucharow partners such as Edward Labaton (Former Chair of the New York City Bar’s Senior Lawyers’ Committee); Lawrence Sucharow (Former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Class Action Committee; and Ira Schochet (President of the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys).

An accomplished litigator, Mr. Plasse has devoted 30 years of his practice to the prosecution of complex cases involving securities class action, derivative, transactional, and consumer litigation. Most recently, he was instrumental in recovering $624 million for investors in In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Securities Litigation and served as Co-Lead Counsel in In re General Motors Corp. Securities Litigation ($303 million settlement).

Mr. Plasse stated: “As chair of the Securities Litigation Committee, I hope to establish a forum of balanced views from both plaintiffs and defense counsel, academics, and others actively involved in securities litigation. As important developments continue to unfold in the securities litigation field, I am excited to introduce new guest speakers at committee programs and other events to address the latest issues in our industry.”

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