Managing Partners: 12
Number of partners: 89
Number of lawyers: 224
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (‘Robbins Geller’ or the ‘firm’) is a limited liability partnership with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Boca Raton and London.
Robbins Geller has repeatedly been recognized as the world’s largest and most successful plaintiffs’ securities fraud and antitrust litigation firm. The firm advises hundreds of institutional investors, including public and multi-employer pension funds, fund managers, banks and insurance companies with more than $4 trillion in assets under management.
Robbins Geller’s 200 attorneys (many of whom are former federal and state prosecutors or ex-SEC lawyers) have shaped the law in securities litigation and shareholder rights and have recovered tens of billions of dollars on behalf of the firm’s clients. Robbins Geller’s record of success includes some of the largest recoveries in history: the largest securities class action recovery (Enron – over $7.2 billion); the largest securities class action recovery following a trial (HSBC Finance Corp. – $1.575 billion); the largest stock option backdating recovery (UnitedHealth Group – $925 million); the largest opt-out (non-class) securities action recovery (WorldCom – $657 million); the largest RMBS purchaser class action recovery (Countrywide– $500 million); and the largest merger and acquisition class action recovery (Kinder Morgan – $200 million). Aside from the aforementioned recovery in Countrywide, other recent, notable recoveries include Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ($1.2 billion – subject to final approval); American Realty Capital, Inc. ($1.025 billion); First Solar, Inc. ($350 million – subject to court approval); Pfizer ($400 million); J.P. Morgan ($388 million); Goldman Sachs ($272 million); HCA ($215 million); Duke ($146.25 million); and Sprint ($131 million). Robbins Geller developed the first-of-its-kind portfolio monitoring service for institutional investors.
The Firm’s Portfolio Monitoring Program® is built upon a sophisticated, proprietary software platform that enables the Firm to promptly alert its clients when losses have been suffered as a result of fraud or other securities law violations and ensure clients timely submit claims for shareholder recoveries. Robbins Geller’s Portfolio Monitoring Program® is performed entirely in-house by a team of two dozen highly trained and experienced attorneys, forensic accountants, economists, damages experts, paralegals, and e-discovery specialists, who monitor worldwide financial markets.
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Robbins Geller is the leader in the battle against corporate securities fraud, recovering tens of billions of dollars to date for its individual investor and pension fund clients and the classes of investors they represent. Currently, Robbins Geller lawyers are lead or named counsel in approximately 500 securities class actions or large institutional investor cases. Judges across the country praise the firm as ‘gladiators’ in the courtroom, ‘highly skilled attorneys with great experience,’‘nationally recognized leaders’ and the ‘preeminent’ law firm in securities class action litigation. Analysts and publications laud their top-tier status and ‘expertise in securities matters.’ The firm’s awards and recognition include top rankings and aggregate recoveries on behalf of investor classes year after year.
Robbins Geller and its senior partners have also been at the forefront of groundbreaking antitrust litigation for the past 20 years and have a long history and expertise in investigating and prosecuting complex antitrust litigation. Indeed, the firm is currently one of the leading firms pursuing claims related to the LIBOR-rigging scandal and is very active in cases involving the global manipulation of foreign exchange rates and benchmarks. For example, Robbins Geller attorneys are prosecuting antitrust claims against 13 major banks and broker ICAP plc who are alleged to have conspired to manipulate the ISDAfix rate, the key interest rate for a broad range of interest rate derivatives and other financial instruments in contravention of the competition laws. The class action is brought on behalf of investors and market participants who entered into interest rate derivative transactions between 2006 and 2014. As of August 2017, settlements with eight defendants have collectively yielded more than $400 million on behalf of investors. Also, Robbins Geller obtained several settlements in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC. The consolidated antitrust class action suit totaled $590.5 million for shareholders and involved some of the world’s largest and most powerful private equity firms. The prosecution of the case altered the way private equity firms do business. The aggregate settlement is the largest class action antitrust settlement involving market allocation in which no government antitrust action was taken.