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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

850 THIRD AVENUE, 14TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 687 1980
Fax:
Fax +1 212 687 7714
Web:
www.kaplanfox.com

Robert Kaplan

Tel:
Work 212-687-1980
Email:
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP.

Position

Mr. Kaplan is widely recognized as a leading securities litigator and has led the prosecution of numerous securities fraud actions, recovering hundreds of billions of dollars for the victims of corporate wrongdoing. He was lead counsel for CalPERS in AOL Time Warner Cases I & II (Ca. Sup. Ct., L.A. Cty.), and was a lead in In re Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation, In re Escala Securities Litigation and In re Bank of America Corp. Securities Litigation. He also has earned a reputation as a leading litigator in the antitrust arena. Mr. Kaplan has been with Kaplan Fox for more than 30 years, joining in 1971. Mr. Kaplan honed his litigation skills as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. There, he gained significant experience litigating both civil and criminal actions. He also served as law clerk to the Hon. Sylvester J. Ryan, then chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Languages

English, French, Spanish,.

Member

National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys (past President) Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (past President) Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York American Bar Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Chairman, Commercial Litigation Section, 1985-86) Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Served on the Trade Regulation Committee; Committee on Federal Courts).

Education

B.A., Williams College (1961) J.D., Columbia University Law School (1964).

Leisure

Bicycyling, hiking, kayaking.


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Kaplan - Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP’s traditional strength lies in representing plaintiffs in class actions, but the firm is also active in private litigation. Highlights in 2015 included achieving class certification and denying a petition to review the certification in Re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, entering into two settlements on behalf of direct purchasers in Re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings Direct Purchase Antitrust Litigation, and filing a large number of cases for purchasers of packaged seafood, including Affiliated Foods and Giant Eagle. Robert Kaplan, Gregory Arenson, recommended for his ability to handle complex economic issues that arise in antitrust litigation, and Frederic Fox are the names to note; all are located in New York.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - plaintiff

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Kaplan - Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

Within: Securities litigation - plaintiff

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP is ‘one of the top firms in this practice area’, according to sources, and both Robert Kaplan, who specializes in antitrust and securities litigation, and Frederic Fox are highly regarded. The team acted as co-lead counsel in the Bank of America Securities Litigation, which settled for $2.4bn, and often represents some of the leading US pension funds in securities matters. The firm won significant settlements in numerous high-profile matters during 2015, including re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation for $170m, re Gentiva Securities Litigation, and the re Nevsun Res., Ltd Securities Litigation. It also settled a securities derivative litigation, Paul Rodney v John Thomas Capital Management Group, LLC, in the Delaware Chancery Court, and negotiated a $38m partial settlement in re Sandridge Energy, Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation. Kaplan and Fox are both based in New York.

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