Francis P. McConville is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. Francis focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investor clients. As a lead member of the Firm's Case Development Group, he focuses on the identification, investigation, and development of potential actions to recover investment losses resulting from violations of the federal securities laws and various actions to vindicate shareholder rights in response to corporate and fiduciary misconduct.
Francis has been named a “Rising Star” of securities litigation in Law360's list of attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Lawdragon has recognized him as one of the country’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” and Benchmark Litigation also named him to their “40 & Under List.”
Francis has played a key role in filing several matters on behalf of the Firm, including In re PG&E Corporation Securities Litigation; In re SCANA Securities Litigation ($192.5 million settlement); Steamfitters Local 449 Pension Plan v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc.; and In re Nielsen Holdings PLC Securities Litigation ($73 million settlement).
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Francis was a Litigation Associate at a national law firm primarily focused on securities and consumer class action litigation. Francis has represented institutional and individual clients in federal and state court across the country in class action securities litigation and shareholder disputes, along with a variety of commercial litigation matters. He assisted in the prosecution of several matters, including Kiken v. Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. ($42 million recovery); Hayes v. MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. ($23.5 million recovery); and In re Galena Biopharma, Inc. Securities Litigation ($20 million recovery).
Francis currently serves on Law360’s Securities Editorial Advisory Board.
Francis earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he was named a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and received a Public Service Certificate. When he wasn’t studying, Francis served as Associate Managing Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and worked in the Urban Law Clinic. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
2009, New York
U.S. District Court
2012, Eastern District of New York
2012, Southern District of New York
2014, District of Colorado
2014, Eastern District of Michigan