Mr Jonathan Gardner > Labaton Sucharow LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Labaton Sucharow LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10005
United States

Work Department

Securities Litigation




With more than 25 years of experience, Jonathan Gardner focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors and has played an integral role in securing some of the largest class action recoveries against corporate offenders since the onset of the global financial crisis.

Recently, he led the Firm’s team in the investigation and prosecution of In re Barrick Gold Securities Litigation, which resulted in a $140 million recovery. Jonathan has also served as the lead attorney in several cases resulting in significant recoveries for injured class members, including: In re Hewlett-Packard Company Securities Litigation, resulting in a $57 million recovery; Medoff v. CVS Caremark Corporation, resulting in a $48 million recovery; In re Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Securities Litigation, resulting in a $47 million recovery; In re Carter’s Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $23.3 million recovery against Carter’s and certain of its officers as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, its auditing firm; In re Aeropostale Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $15 million recovery; In re Lender Processing Services Inc., involving claims of fraudulent mortgage processing which resulted in a $13.1 million recovery; and In re K-12, Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $6.75 million recovery.


He is a member of the Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


St. John’s University Law School
J.D., 1990

American University
B.S., B.A., 1987

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - plaintiff

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‘.