Benchmarks and Billions: The Plaintiffs' Hot List

The National Law Journal
March 2, 2015

Christopher J. Keller shares lessons learned as a plaintiffs' lawyer

The National Law Journal named Labaton Sucharow to the 2015 Plaintiffs' Hot List, marking a decade of recognition as a top plaintiffs firm. The Firm was featured for its securities class action litigation work on several cases, including a $265 million all-cash settlement from Massey Energy in connection with one of the largest U.S. coal mine disasters in more than 40 years, as well as a $170 million recovery from Fannie Mae after six years of litigation.

When asked about the important lessons learned as a plaintiffs' lawyer, partner Christopher J. Keller offered:

  • File only if you really believe in the case.
  • Fraud changes constantly—cases you're litigating now are a snapshot of misconduct years ago. To stay ahead you have to know what corporate America is doing now, and having highly trained investigators and analysts is essential.

The full profile on the Firm can be found here.