Theodore J. Hawkins



Ted Hawkins is an Associate in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  With a decade of experience, Ted has a demonstrated track record of success in complex securities fraud cases.

Ted played a key role litigating a securities fraud class action against DeVry Education Group, Inc., formerly one of the largest for-profit education companies in the United States.  That case resulted in a $27.5 million recovery for class members.  Ted was also instrumental in securing a $42.5 million settlement in a securities fraud dispute against Intuitive Surgical Inc., a manufacturer of robotic surgery equipment.  In addition, he played key roles in class action fraud suits brought against two national retailers—Conn’s Inc. ($22.5 million settlement) and Qurate Retail, Inc. ($5.75 million settlement).  Ted is currently litigating cases against three large banks for aiding three Ponzi schemes that unraveled.

Before joining Labaton Sucharow, Ted was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn where he represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in securities fraud disputes, insurance class actions, and other complex commercial litigation. In one of his most significant matters as a defense attorney, Ted worked to obtain a $50 million settlement for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in a dispute involving the deconstruction of the Deutsche Bank Building following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Ted also served for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Joanna Seybert in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

He earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  Ted received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


2011, New York

U.S. Court of Appeals
2017, First Circuit
2017, Fifth Circuit
2017, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court
2011, Southern District of New York
2011, Eastern District of New York