Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check


Head Office Address:
280 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087
United States

Telephone:+1 610 667 7706
Fax:+1 610 667 7056

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Partner: Darren Check
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Number of Partners: 32
Number of Attorneys: 87
Languages: English, Spanish, German

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is one of the largest firms in the world specializing in the prosecution of complex litigation on a contingent basis. Kessler Topaz has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in the areas of shareholder, consumer protection & antitrust, and fiduciary litigation. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, and with an office in San Francisco, California, Kessler Topaz is comprised of a highly skilled team of attorneys, paralegals, in-house investigators, legal clerks and other personnel. The Firm proudly notes that it has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of its clients.

Kessler Topaz’s shareholder litigation practice focuses on the prosecution of securities fraud claims brought against public companies as well as their officers, directors, and advisors.

With a large and sophisticated client base — comprised of over 350 institutional investors of all types from around the world — Kessler Topaz has been entrusted to lead some of the most important actions being litigated in our field today.

In addition, Kessler Topaz has been a leader in implementing important corporate governance reforms designed to protect shareholder rights, improve shareholder value and prevent corporate mismanagement. The Firm has a robust Shareholder Derivative and Mergers & Acquisition Litigation Department which represents institutional investors in many important shareholder derivative actions. This Department also specializes in takeover litigation, actively representing institutional investors in actions where shareholders are not receiving fair value for their investments.

Notably, the Firm has also been at the forefront of representing institutional investors in non-U.S. jurisdictions in light of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank. The Firm has previously, or is currently representing institutional investors in actions in the Netherlands, France, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Brazil, Portugal and Cyprus. 

  • $3.2 billion settlement in In re Tyco International, Ltd. Securities Litigation;
  • $2.425 billion settlement in In re Bank of America Corp. Securities Litigation;
  • $2 billion trial judgment in In re Southern Peru Copper Corp. Derivative Litigation
    (largest damage award in Delaware Court of Chancery history);
  • $3.9 billion increase in value in In re Genentech, Inc. Shareholder Litigation;
  • €1.3 billion recovery in settlement with Ageas, N.V.(the Netherlands; successor
    entity to Fortis Bank, N.V.; largest shareholder recovery in Europe to date)
  • £900 million settlement in a group action against Royal Bank of Scotland (U.K.);
  • €323.8 million recovery in the groundbreaking Royal Dutch Shell European
    Litigation (the Netherlands)

Finally, Kessler Topaz also dedicates a large portion of its practice to complex litigation on behalf of consumers as well as public and private entities, including municipalities, state agencies, and multi-employer welfare funds. Kessler Topaz’s consumer protection efforts are global in scope and include consumer fraud and antitrust practice groups.

Practice Areas: 

  • Securities
  • Corporate Governance & M+A
  • Global Shareholder Litigation
  • Direct & Opt-Out
  • Fiduciary
  • Antitrust
  • Whistleblower
  • Arbitration

Updated Sep 2023