Labaton Sucharow Grows Practices in New York and Delaware with Trio of Leading Litigators

NEW YORK (November 08, 2016) – Labaton Sucharow LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Michael P. Canty, and of counsel Thomas P. Preston and Ian "Connor" Bifferato, to the Firm’s roster of litigators. The three attorneys bring impressive experience to the Firm’s deep bench in the Securities and Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation practices.

“Labaton Sucharow’s track record of success throughout the years is undoubtedly due to a talented group of attorneys who are committed to prosecuting corporate misconduct,” remarked Canty. “I look forward to bringing my practice to the Firm and joining the team.” 

Working in the Firm’s New York hub, Canty, a former Assistant United States Attorney who served in the Eastern District of New York, has more than a decade of trial experience in national security, white collar crime, and cybercrime matters. Canty most recently served as the Deputy Chief in the Office’s General Crimes Section. He also served in the Office’s National Security and Cybercrime Section where he focused on investigating and prosecuting terrorism related offenses. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, where he handled complex state criminal offenses. 

Before becoming a prosecutor, Canty worked as a Congressional Staff Member for the United States House of Representatives. He primarily served as a liaison between the Majority Leader’s Office and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

With more than 40 years of experience, Thomas P. Preston is based out of the Firm’s Delaware office and focuses on analyzing and resolving commercial disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Preston’s extensive background covers several practice areas, including corporate governance, shareholder rights, securities, antitrust, fiduciary duties, bankruptcy, and other financial and regulatory matters, as well as in higher education legal matters. Prior to his new role at the Firm, Preston served as General Counsel for Delaware State University.

Joining the Firm’s Wilmington, Delaware office, Bifferato has over 20 years of experience representing investors in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation. Bifferato has worked among a broad range of practice areas, including commercial and complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business reorganization, creditors’ rights, and commercial bankruptcy.