New Partners

Labaton Sucharow Announces New Partners and Of Counsel for 2020

by Labaton Sucharow

January 2, 2020

Labaton Sucharow announced today that Francis McConville, Domenico Minerva, Corban Rhodes, and Robin van der Meulen have been elected to the Partnership and that Jeff Dubbin and Mark Richardson have been promoted to Of Counsel, effective January 1, 2020.

Francis McConville 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 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; Steamfitters Local 449 Pension Plan v. Skechers U.S.A., Inc.; and In re Nielsen Holdings PLC Securities Litigation.

Domenico Minerva advises leading pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to corporate fraud in the U.S. securities markets.  A former financial advisor, his work focuses on securities, antitrust, and consumer class action litigation and shareholder derivative litigation, representing Taft-Hartley and public pension funds across the country. Nico’s extensive experience litigating securities cases includes those against global security systems company Tyco and co-defendant PricewaterhouseCoopers (In re Tyco International Ltd., Securities Litigation), which resulted in a $3.2 billion settlement, achieving the largest single defendant settlement in post-PSLRA history. He also has counseled companies and institutional investors on corporate governance reform.

Corban Rhodes focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors, as well as consumer data privacy litigation. Corban is actively pursuing a number of matters involving consumer data privacy, including cases of intentional misuse or misappropriation of consumer data, and cases of negligence or other malfeasance leading to data breaches, including In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation and Schwartz v. Yahoo Inc.  He is also actively representing shareholders litigating fraud-based claims against Alexion Pharmaceuticals and has successfully litigated dozens of cases against most of the largest Wall Street banks in connection with their underwriting and securitization of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the financial crisis.

Robin van der Meulen focuses on representing businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust class actions. Robin is a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and is a member of NYSBA House of Delegates. She has been recommended in the area of Antitrust by The Legal 500.  Robin is also a Vice Chair of the Antitrust Section's Health Care & Pharmaceutical Committee of the American Bar Association and the Executive Editor of that Committee’s Antitrust Health Care Chronicle.

Jeff Dubbin focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.  He is actively involved in prosecuting In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, Inc., In re Eaton Corporation Securities Litigation, and In re PG&E Corporation Securities Litigation.

Mark Richardson focuses on representing shareholders in derivative litigation and corporate governance matters. He's advised and represented clients in class action litigation, expedited bankruptcy proceedings and arbitrations, fraudulent transfer actions, proxy fights, internal investigations, employment disputes, breaches of contact, enforcement of non-competes, data theft, and misappropriation of trade secrets.




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