Mr James W. Johnson > Labaton Sucharow LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Labaton Sucharow LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10005
United States

Work Department

Securities Litigation




James W. Johnson focuses on complex securities fraud cases. In representing investors who have been victimized by securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary responsibility, Jim’s advocacy has resulted in record recoveries for wronged investors. Currently, he is prosecuting high-profile cases against financial industry leader Goldman Sachs in In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation and Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, in In re Facebook, Inc., IPO Securities and Derivative Litigation. In addition to his active caseload, Jim holds a variety of leadership positions within the Firm, including serving on the Firm’s Executive Committee and acting as the Firm’s Hiring Partner. He also serves as the Firm’s Executive Partner overseeing firmwide issues.

A recognized leader in his field, Jim has successfully litigated a number of complex securities and RICO class actions including: In re Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Securities Litigation ($275 million settlement with Bear Stearns Companies, plus a $19.9 million settlement with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Bear Stearns’ outside auditor); In re HealthSouth Corp. Securities Litigation ($671 million settlement); Eastwood Enterprises LLC v. Farha et al. (WellCare Securities Litigation) ($200 million settlement); In re Bristol Myers Squibb Co. Securities Litigation($185 million settlement), in which the court also approved significant corporate governance reforms and recognized plaintiff’s counsel as “extremely skilled and efficient”; In re Amgen Inc. Securities Litigation ($95 million settlement); In re National Health Laboratories, Inc. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a recovery of $80 million in the federal action and a related state court derivative action; and In re Vesta Insurance Group, Inc. Securities Litigation ($79 million settlement).


He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Federal Courts Committee, and he is a Fellow in the Litigation Council of America.


New York University School of Law
J.D., 1980

Fairfield University
B.A., 1977