With more than 50 years of experience, Labaton Sucharow is a tenacious advocate for investors and consumers. The Firm offers complex litigation services in the areas of securities, antitrust, consumer protection, and corporate governance and shareholder rights law, as well as whistleblower representation. Labaton Sucharow represents many of the largest institutional investors worldwide and has secured billions of dollars in landmark recoveries. The Firm’s successful reputation is built not only on its team of more than 90 attorneys, but also on its industry-leading in-house investigators, financial analysts, and forensic accountants.
Main Areas of Practice:
Securities Litigation: The Firm continues to secure precedent-setting decisions and significant monetary recoveries on behalf of investors. After achieving historic settlements from cases stemming from the financial crisis, the Firm has maintained its momentum in prosecuting high-profile and cutting-edge actions against corporate behemoths like PG&E, BP, and Goldman Sachs. In addition, the team played an authoritative role in shaping securities litigation laws through a landmark victory in the Supreme Court with Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds.The Firm also evaluates the viability of claims that may be pursued through opt-out or direct actions.
American International Group Securities Litigation – More than $1 billion total recovery, one of the top 15 securities settlements of all time
Countrywide Financial Corp. Securities Litigation – Achieved a $624 million settlement
HealthSouth Corp. Securities Litigation – Recovered $671 million
Schering-Plough/Enhance Securities Litigation – Secured a $473 million settlement
Massey Energy Co. Securities Litigation – Obtained a $265 million allcash settlement
SCANA Corporation Securities Litigation - Secured a $192 million settlement
Antitrust and Competition Litigation: The Firm is equally active in the antitrust arena on behalf of clients damaged by anticompetitive conduct. The mission of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice is to promote the private enforcement of antitrust laws in order to preserve free competition in the marketplace. The Firm has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of its clients in major antitrust class actions around the country.
Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation – More than $1.2 billion in settlements from several international airlines
Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation – Aggregate settlement of more than $50 million with major manufacturer of automotive lights
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation: As corporate leaders continue to engage in fraudulent conduct and other mechanisms to unjustly enrich themselves, the Firm initiates numerous derivative and M&A-related suits to protect shareholders.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Derivative Litigation – Achieved the second largest derivative settlement in the Delaware Court of Chancery history, a combined $153.75 million recovery with an unprecedented provision of direct payments to stockholders by means of a special dividend
El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation – $110 million recovery for shareholders; a stipulation in the settlement also prevented Goldman Sachs from collecting a $20 million fee for its work on the merger, a condition pursued adamantly by the Firm to encourage banks in future deals to take proper steps to reduce conflicts of interest
Whistleblower Representation: The Firm established the first national practice focused exclusively on protecting and advocating for SEC whistleblowers.The practice plays a critical role in exposing securities fraud and creating necessary corporate reforms.
Secured $83 million, the largest award ever granted under the SEC’s Whistleblower Program, for the whistleblowers who tipped the SEC off to long-running misconduct at Merrill Lynch.
Represented the first officer of a public company to win an SEC whistleblower award, the first SEC whistleblower to receive criminal immunity, and the first SEC whistleblower to receive an award because his company retaliated against him
Non-U.S. Securities Litigation: The Firm’s Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice is dedicated to working with non-U.S. counsel to analyze potential claims in all international jurisdictions in which it is possible to seek a recovery.The Firm’s attorneys have almost three decades of experience advising institutional investor clients on the risks and benefits of pursuing claims in non-U.S. forums.The Firm serves or has served as liaison counsel for numerous clients in more than 40 non-U.S. actions, several of which have achieved significant recoveries.
MoloLamken is a law firm focused exclusively on representing clients in complex disputes. It handles civil, criminal, and regulatory matters, as well as appeals, across the United States. The firm’s clients span the globe. MoloLamken is involved in some of the most significant disputes of the day.
The firm’s founding partners, Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, developed national reputations based on their courtroom successes while partners at large full-service firms where they held leadership positions. With an abiding belief that complex disputes are most effectively handled by smaller teams comprised of smart, highly experienced lawyers focused on results rather than process, they formed the firm.
MoloLamken provides experienced advocacy – for claimants as well as defendants – before judges, juries, arbitral forums, and courts of appeals, including the Supreme Court of the United States. The firm also represents clients in regulatory and criminal investigations and conducts internal investigations.
King & Spalding’s Litigation practice is nationally and internationally recognized for its ability to litigate successfully the most difficult, high-stakes cases.For decades, our litigators have helped leading businesses succeed in commercial disputes.The practice has a record of winning trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients across all industries, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services sectors. Our cross-firm, multidisciplinary team of attorneys tries high-stakes cases, resolves complex, multiparty disputes, and manages public relations for the most sensitive client matters. Our ranks include former high-ranking DOJ officials; former officials from SEC, EPA, FCC, FDA and FIC; and more than 30 former judicial clerks at the trial or appellate level.
Sophisticated clients worldwide entrust us with their formidable disputes for a single reason–our remarkable track record. Clients seek our advice on high-stakes litigation, cross-border disputes, as well as government and internal investigations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation: Clients turn to us for our record of success in handling high-stakes antitrust disputes, investigations, and achieving regulatory clearance for the largest and most complicated transactions.
Bankruptcy: Our practice covers all aspects of bankruptcy-related litigation–from disputes over plan confirmation to tender liability and equitable subordination claims to issues arising out of insurance disputes and mass tort-related bankruptcies.
Funds Compliance, Regulatory and Investigations: Our team includes attorneys with decades of experience in the funds industry, former senior SEC officials, federal prosecutors, and a former PE CCO, who draw upon their deep experience to advise clients on a broad spectrum of critical regulatory and compliance issues.
Government and Internal Investigations: Large and small companies and their boards, audit and special committees, officers and directors, and other individuals regularly turn to us for advice on a wide range of criminal, regulatory, congressional and other sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations.
Insurance and Reinsurance: Clients benefit from our experience as the leading firm representing the interests of both ceding companies and reinsurers in litigations and arbitrations throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.
Intellectual Property: Clients seek our advice in high-stakes, “make it or break it” IP disputes and rely on our broad array of substantive experience in both litigation and transactional matters to help them protect their interests.
International Arbitration: We have a track record of success in taking cases on behalf of multinational corporations across the globe through trial and final awards in major international arbitration venues globally.
International Regulatory and Compliance: With increased activism and cross-border cooperation between enforcement and regulatory agencies, we represent the interests of clients operating in multiple jurisdictions and have advised on issues in China, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
Product Liability and Mass Tort: Since the 1970s, clients have relied on our advice as a leader in the development of product liability and mass tort law in the United States. We have taken countless product liability and mass tort cases to jury trial in state and federal courts over the years, amassing invaluable courtroom experience.
Securities: For decades, clients have relied on our securities litigators in the most complex, high-profile, high-stakes securities matters of the day. The country’s most respected Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions turn to us to help defend against headline-making allegations.