NEW YORK (March 2, 2015) — Labaton Sucharow LLP announced today that it was named to The National Law Journal's annual Plaintiffs' Hot List, marking a decade of recognition as a top plaintiffs firm. Only 12 firms were selected based on notable verdicts or settlements over the past year.
Labaton Sucharow was featured for its securities class action litigation work on several cases, including a $265 million all-cash settlement from Massey Energy in connection with one of the largest U.S. coal mine disasters in more than 40 years (led by partner Joel H. Bernstein), as well as a $170 million recovery from Fannie Mae after six years of litigation (led by partner Thomas A. Dubbs).
The National Law Journal also asked winning firms for important lessons learned as a plaintiffs' lawyer. Labaton Sucharow partner Christopher J. Keller offered:
- File only if you really believe in the case.
- Fraud changes constantly—cases you're litigating now are a snapshot of misconduct years ago. To stay ahead you have to know what corporate America is doing now, and having highly trained investigators and analysts are essential.
The full profile on the Firm can be found here.