Labaton Sucharow Remains Prominent Player in the Plaintiffs Bar

by Rudi Julius

May 26, 2017

Firm Ranked in Top Tier for Litigation in 2017 Chambers & Partners USA

Small-Chambers-2017NEW YORK (May 26, 2017) — Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that the Firm has been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a Band 1 top tier plaintiffs law firm for securities litigation in New York and was also recognized in the Nationwide category. Additionally, the Firm again received a favorable ranking for its work in the Delaware Court of Chancery. According to Chambers, Labaton Sucharow’s “dominant plaintiff-side securities litigation practice” fields “notable experience in bringing high-value actions on behalf of financial institutions and institutional investors.” The guide also noted the Firm’s ability to secure “market-leading recoveries on behalf of plaintiffs” and “strength in cross-border proceedings.” 

Labaton Sucharow’s attorneys are “at the top of their game,” and in a client’s opinion, “among the smartest and most innovative groups of lawyers in plaintiffs’ securities.” The Firm's laudable work included securing a $300 million settlement with State Street and a $120 million recovery with Weatherford International. The Firm’s “unrivaled track record, excellent monitoring activities, and unique techniques make them stand out from other firms. They have demonstrated their resilient legal practices time and time again by achieving favorable results.”

In the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Firm is known to have "a respected presence in the plaintiffs’ bar, with a particular strength in securities litigation and M&A disputes.” Peers praised the Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation Practice as, "good to work with” and “straightforward.” One added, “I have a lot of respect for them as opponents.”

“A highly respected dean of the plaintiffs bar,” is how Chambers described Firm Chairman Lawrence A. Sucharow, who clients said was “outstanding,” and noted that “he asks the right questions” and “has the experience in negotiations and the coolness that allows him to say no at the right moment.” He was named a Senior Statesman in both New York and Nationwide.

“Impressive” partner Thomas A. Dubbs was again recognized nationally as a Leading Individual in New York and Nationwide for his securities litigation experience. Dubbs is highlighted by clients for his “exceptional skills as a litigator,” and was praised for achieving a $95 million recovery in a hard-fought suit against biopharma giant, Amgen.

Rising through the ranks and named an “Associate to Watch” in 2016, this year Ned Weinberger was named “Up and Coming” in the Chancery (Mainly Plaintiff) category. Peers described him as a “smart and diligent attorney.”

In the antitrust space, partner Jay L. Himes again received a top ranking for both Nationwide and New York categories. Himes is said to “inspire respect from peers” and is “someone who plays an active and important role” in the antitrust market.

Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice, Gregory Asciolla was also ranked in the New York Antitrust category and was noted as someone who “knows how to cut through the defense.”

For a full list of rankings, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com.


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