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Labaton Sucharow LLP

140 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10005, USA
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United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff
Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff - ranked: tier 2

Labaton Sucharow LLP

Litigators at Labaton Sucharow LLP 'always have the best interest of their clients in mind', and one client values the 'trust and faith the team instils'. Jay Himes and Gregory Asciolla are acting as co-lead counsel to two retirement systems regarding their class action against major banks on the grounds of alleged rigging of the US treasuries market by manipulating auctions for bills, notes and bonds. An end-payor plaintiff appointed a team including counsels Karin Garvey and Robin van der Meulen to oversee its price-fixing and bid-rigging action against generic pharmaceutical companies, and Modern Settings engaged the group to advise on its nationwide class action against leading major platinum and palladium dealers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy. In another highlight, the team represented purchasers of interest rate derivatives in the landmark ISDAfix class action.

Next generation lawyers

Gregory Asciolla - Labaton Sucharow LLP

Rising stars

Matthew Perez - Labaton Sucharow LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: plaintiff
M&A litigation: plaintiff - ranked: tier 1

Labaton Sucharow LLP

Labaton Sucharow LLP's Wilmington 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 one client. Known as 'smart, diligent and persistent', the firm has a 50-year history in corporate governance and other shareholder actions. Lead partner Ned Weinberger stands out as 'very smart - he knows the law better than most stockholder plaintiff lawyers and is also very pleasant to deal with as an adversary, which makes the litigation process easier on all parties', says one prominent defense lawyer. Weinberger is also 'a very effective oral and written advocate who commands the respect of the Delaware Courts'. Along with star associate Thomas Curry, Weinberger secured a $40m settlement in a derivative action that alleged self-dealing transactions and breaches of fiduciary duty by officers of department store chain Sears, including hedge fund manager Edward Lampert. The same team also secured $10m for Haverhill Retirement System in a class and derivative action alleging improper financing arrangements in an acquisition by Providence Service Corporation. The pair also overcame a motion to dismiss a challenge to the conduct of Straight Path stockholder, Howard Jonas, in connection with the company's $3bn sale to Verizon.

Leading lawyers

Ned Weinberger - Labaton Sucharow LLP

Rising stars

Thomas Curry - Labaton Sucharow LLP

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Securities litigation - plaintiff
Securities litigation - plaintiff - ranked: tier 1

Labaton Sucharow LLP

Labaton Sucharow LLP in New York has 'deep knowledge of the space and works hard to ensure the client is up to speed on all matters, particularly when the client is acting as lead plaintiff'. The firm secured several high-value recoveries in 2018 and was appointed as lead counsel in 15 cases. It also has a strong pipeline of high-profile ongoing matters, and scored significant victories in direct actions and whistleblower cases leading to securities litigation. Thomas Dubbs is the key partner and has more than 35 years' experience in the market. He represented Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii in a $3bn case against Petrobras, helping class counsel to defeat three motions to dismiss. Chair of the litigation practice Jonathan Gardner acted for the same client in achieving preliminary approval of a $42.5m settlement in a class action against Intuitive Surgical, which centered on the alleged concealment of violations of FDA regulations and a defect in its da Vinci Surgical System. Rising star Carol Villegas helps clients to 'better understand the process and how to value a case'. Newly promoted co-chairman of the firm Christopher Keller is also recommended. Clients describe Mark Willis in Washington DC as 'very approachable - he provides helpful and unique insight to complex matters'.

Leading lawyers

Thomas Dubbs - Labaton Sucharow LLP

Next generation lawyers

Carol Villegas - Labaton Sucharow LLP

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