Litigation: Securities: Plaintiffs - New York
What the team is known for
Preeminent plaintiffs' firm that provides public pension funds and institutional investors with first-class representation in high-value securities litigation. Boasts an impressive track record in securing significant corporate governance reforms and high-value recoveries, with notable strengths in disputes involving bankrupt and distressed entities. Brings claims against a range of defendants, including financial services entities, pharmaceuticals and energy companies.
Sources say: "They are the best plaintiff securities firm out there. They are great, tough litigators but also reasonable and realistic."
Interviewees highlight: "They are fearless litigators who are creative, thoughtful and come up with novel arguments. When they are on the other side, there's a real risk involved."
Represented Hollywood Firefighters' Pension Fund and West Palm Beach Firefighters' Pension Fund in a dispute concerning the merger of GCI Liberty and Liberty Broadband, achieving a $110 million settlement.
Max Berger has secured some of the largest recoveries ever achieved in securities fraud lawsuits. He offers notable strength in high-stakes class action and derivative suits.
"I have great respect for him, he is a major force in bringing parties together for significant settlements." "A very experienced securities class action litigator with impressive expertise."
Salvatore Graziano acts for major hedge funds and investors in large-scale securities fraud class actions across the country. He possesses expertise in cases across diverse industries, from defense to pharmaceuticals.
"An extremely smart guy with a very good grasp of the securities space."
Mark Lebovitch offers particular strength in corporate governance litigation, focusing on shareholder derivative suits. He is also often involved in major post-transactional disputes, and in cases regarding 'proxy put' provisions.
"He is absolutely fearless." "He provides great advocacy for his clients."
Gerald Silk is recognized for his expertise in a range of cases on the plaintiff side. He is highly experienced in cases involving RMBS, as well as M&A litigation and accountants' liability cases.
John Browne is a go-to litigator for institutional investors and has experience handling significant securities cases at trial and appellate levels.
"He is professional and courteous, while still being a fierce advocate for his clients."