For the 13th Consecutive Year, Labaton Sucharow has been recognized as one of the nation’s best plaintiffs’ firms by The Legal 500. The Firm once again earned a Tier 1 ranking in the Securities Litigation category, and, for the first time, was ranked Tier 1 for M&A Litigation. The Firm was also ranked in the Antitrust category, improving on its ranking from a year ago. Twelve Labaton Sucharow lawyers were ranked or recommended in this year’s guide.
Cited for our “deep knowledge,” our Securities Litigation Practice was ranked in Tier 1 for the ninth time. Tom Dubbs, who was instrumental in securing settlements in class actions against Petrobras and Facebook, was named a Leading Lawyer for the 10th consecutive year. Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer, Carol Villegas was praised for helping clients “better understand the process and how to value a case.” Mark Willis was recommended for providing “helpful and unique insight to complex matters,” according to clients. Newly promoted Chairman Christopher Keller and Head of Litigation Jon Gardner were also recommended.
Ranked Tier 1 for M&A Litigation, our Delaware office “is home to a practice that ‘makes very sophisticated legal arguments, is appropriately aggressive when it has strong cases, and litigates them more effectively than most of its peer firms.’” According to a prominent defense lawyer, Leading Lawyer Ned Weinberger is “very smart – he knows the law better than most stockholder plaintiff lawyers.” Associate Tom Curry was recognized as a Rising Star, and was commended for his work on the Sears and Straight Path breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits.
Our Antitrust team “always has the best interest of their clients in mind.” The group was recognized for their work on several high profile cases including serving as co-lead counsel in a class action alleging major banks of rigging the U.S. treasuries market and serving on the plaintiffs steering committee in a multi-district litigation alleging large pharmaceutical companies of unlawfully raising prices of dozens of generic drugs. Practice Co-Chairs Greg Asciolla and Jay Himes, Partner Karin Garvey, and Of Counsel Robin van der Meulen were recommended members of the team, and Matt Perez was named a Rising Star.
The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria and highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to clients. Click here to read Labaton Sucharow’s profile.