The 2016 Legal 500 Guide Honors Labaton Sucharow for 10th Straight Year

Firm commended for “invaluable services” as well as its “relentless and extremely diligent” team

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016NEW YORK (June 15, 2016) — For the past decade, The Legal 500 U.S. annual guide has recognized Labaton Sucharow LLP as one of the top plaintiffs litigation firms. This year, the honors continued with the Firm’s rankings in the Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation – Plaintiff; Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation – Plaintiff; and Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions categories.

According to The Legal 500, Labaton Sucharow is a “firm that defense counsel takes seriously; it litigates hard and has a great investigations team,” that serves its very broad client base which includes a variety of funds, insurers, municipalities, small and large businesses, and individual consumers. 

Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow was recognized for leading the Firm’s esteemed team of attorneys which included partner Thomas A. Dubbs, once again named a Leading Lawyer by the guide and lauded as “a key name in the practice.” “Highly regarded” partner Christopher J. Keller, as well as Joel H. Bernstein and Ira A. Schochet, were also highlighted and recommended. New to the guide this year, partner Jonathan Gardner was praised for his “uncanny ability to master the nuances of securities class actions,” and Serena Hallowell was named a “rising star.”

“Smart, pragmatic and level-headed—a dedicated advocate who gets things done,” is how sources described Christine S. Azar, Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation Practice, who was named this year a Leading Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation – Plaintiff category. New York partner and seasoned litigator Ira A. Schochet, as well as Michael W. Stocker, lead strategist in the firm’s case evaluation team, are also recommended as in the guide for their successes in M&A cases over the past year.

The Legal 500 also recognizes Labaton Sucharow's Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice in the category of Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions. Led by the practice Co-Chairs Gregory Asciolla and Jay L. Himes, the Firm’s team is noted as being “extremely diligent and effective litigators that have the best interest of the client in mind.” The group was also praised for its “strong investigatory skills” and being proactive in developing cases, evidenced by being first to file nationwide class actions alleging manipulation of the platinum and palladium as well as U.S. Treasury Securities markets.

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