United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
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.
United States: Dispute resolution
Securities litigation - plaintiff
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.