Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Firm Receives First Tier Ranking in Third Annual Edition of Benchmark Plaintiff

NEW YORK (October 29, 2013) — Benchmark Plaintiff 2014 has ranked Labaton Sucharow as "Highly Recommended - Plaintiff," the publication's top ranking, in New York. It also recognizes six Labaton Sucharow attorneys as "litigation stars." This is the publication's third edition and Labaton Sucharow's third time being ranked.

Litigation stars at Labaton Sucharow include:

New York
Lawrence A. Sucharow – Antitrust, Products Liability, Securities
Mark S. Arisohn – Securities
Joel H. Bernstein – Securities
Thomas A. Dubbs – Securities
Michael W. Stocker – Securities

Christine S. Azar – Securities

Benchmark Plaintiff notes that competitors and former opponents alike refer to Labaton Sucharow as "one of the premier securities plaintiff class-action shops, definitely one of the 'good guys.'" It also credits Labaton Sucharow for logging "some record-setting recoveries and settlements in this arena," which peers note is "especially impressive with class actions being more difficult to certify these days." The publication highlights the Firm's success in the cases against AIG and Bear Stearns, specifically mentioning the work of partners Tom Dubbs and Mike Stocker. Benchmark Plaintiff also recognizes Larry Sucharow, chairman, as "the most celebrated member of the firm." "Everybody knows Larry Sucharow, he's kind of a legend," says a peer.

Christine Azar also has the added distinction of being named among Benchmark Plaintiffs' Top 150 Women Lawyers.

After significant independent national research and reference checking, Benchmark Plaintiff: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys identifies those firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions. The results of the national research are then broken down into rankings for eight separate specialized legal practice areas for antitrust, civil rights/human rights, employment/labor, insurance, intellectual property, mass torts/products liability, personal injury and securities. For more information about Benchmark Plaintiff, please visit their website.