New York, NY (May 10, 2018) — Labaton Sucharow LLP has been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a top tier plaintiffs law firm for antitrust and securities litigation in the Nationwide and New York category. The firm was also recognized for its work in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
In addition, five Labaton lawyers were named by Chambers as top litigators in the areas of antitrust and securities litigation.
The firm has been selected “for its work litigating against pharmaceutical companies and in cases involving complex financial products,” as well as for its “distinguished plaintiff-side securities litigation practice fielding notable experience in bringing high-value actions on behalf of financial institutions and institutional investors.”
According to the 2018 Guide, Labaton’s team “remains a prominent player at the plaintiffs’ bar, noted for achieving significant success in high-profile cases on behalf of investor clients.” Some of the firm’s work that were highlighted included obtaining a $140 million settlement on behalf of investors against gold mining company Barrick. Labaton also secured a $95 million settlement for Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. The five individual lawyers singled out by Chambers for top honors, include partners Gregory Asciolla, Thomas A. Dubbs, Jay Himes, Lawrence Sucharow and Ned Weinberger.
Mr. Sucharow, firm co-chairman, retains his “Senior Statesmen” status, and is described as “one of the deans of the plaintffs’ Bar… a reputation borne out by his long history of success.”
Mr. Himes, who is the co-chair of the firm’s antitrust and competition group was noted for his work in New York and Nationwide on both the plaintiff and defense sides of antitrust cases. He is described by clients as “a walking encyclopedia of case law” and a “thoughtful, well read and a first-rate lawyer.” Mr. Asciolla, who co-leads the firm’s antitrust practice, is also recognized in New York for doing a “tremendous job of explaining the nuances and technicalities of an antitrust case.”
Mr. Dubbs, a veteran securities litigator, is ranked among New York’s top securities litigators and described by clients as “a highly regarded trial lawyer who regularly represents institutional investors in securities class actions.”
Mr. Weinberger, chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation group, is also named “Up and Coming” in the Chancery (Mainly Plaintiff) category. Sources describe him as “a very strong up-and-coming plaintiffs’ lawyer.”
For a full list of rankings, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com.