Hannah has been a key member and leader of trial teams that have recovered billions of dollars for defrauded investors. She is widely recognized by industry observers for her achievements, and has been selected by The National Law Journal as a “Litigation Trailblazer” and an “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar,” by Law360 as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar,” by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” and one of its “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” by Lawdragon as part of their “Lawyer Limelight” series and “500 Leading Lawyers” list, and by Legal 500 as a notable practitioner.
Hannah is one of the senior partners at the firm responsible for client development and client relations. A significant part of her practice is dedicated to initial case evaluation and counseling the firm’s institutional investor clients on potential claims. Hannah is also one of the partners who oversees the firm’s Global Securities and Litigation Monitoring Team and advises the firm’s institutional investor clients on their options to recover losses incurred on securities purchased in non-U.S. markets. Hannah is the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Forum for Institutional Investors and Women’s Forum. She serves on the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation and recently concluded a three-year term on the Council of Institutional Investors’ Market Advisory Council.
Hannah was a senior member of the team that prosecuted In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, which resulted in a landmark settlement shortly before trial of $2.425 billion, one of the largest securities recoveries ever obtained, and by far the largest recovery achieved in a litigation arising from the financial crisis. She was the lead partner in the securities class action arising from the failure of Wilmington Trust, which settled for $210 million, and a senior member of the trial team that prosecuted the litigation arising from the collapse of former leading brokerage MF Global, which recovered $234.3 million on behalf of investors. Hannah also led the prosecution against Washington Mutual for alleged fraudulent conduct in the thrift’s home lending operations, an action which settled for $216.75 million and represents one of the largest settlements achieved in a case related to the fallout of the subprime crisis and the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in the Western District of Washington. Hannah was also a key member of the team prosecuting In re The Mills Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled for $202.75 million, the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in Virginia and the second largest recovery ever in the Fourth Circuit.
Hannah has served as an adjunct faculty member in the trial advocacy program at Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.
Updated Aug 2021