Securities: Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff (Nationwide)

What the team is known for: A highly respected plaintiff-side shop, considered a go-to for international and domestic clients bringing securities claims in the USA and other jurisdictions. Continues to be prominent in class action and opt-out litigation, and has an impressive track record of negotiating record-breaking settlement deals.» Read More« Read Less

Strengths: (Quotes mainly from clients):

“They have a really diverse practice in arbitration and litigation, and some of the smartest lawyers out there.”

Work highlights: Represented institutional investors in securities claims brought under Dutch law against Fortis in relation to disclosure around its solvency status.

Achieved a $92.4 million settlement on behalf of plaintiffs who had brought allegations of securities fraud against Olympus.

Notable practitioners:

Jay Eisenhofer is a market-leading securities litigator, noted for his representation of institutional investors and other plaintiff-side clients. He regularly counsels on issues arising out of M&A transactions and related to corporate governance.

Stuart Grant is an accomplished plaintiffs’ lawyer with significant successes in the securities arena, particularly on matters of international scope. He represents major investor clients on all manner of claims relating to Delaware corporate law and securities litigation.

Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff (Delaware)

What the team is known for: A highly regarded plaintiffs’ firm that retains its leading reputation in the chancery space. Has an exemplary track record in recovering impressive sums on behalf of investors in M&A litigation and shareholder disputes.» Read More« Read Less

Strengths: (Quotes mainly from clients):

“They are very capable litigators. They do solid work and have achieved excellent results”

Work highlights: Successfully represented the public shareholders of Dole in a breach of fiduciary duty class action against the company’s directors, CEO and controlling shareholder. The case concerned a going-private transaction, with the court awarding damages of $148 million.

Served as co-lead counsel in a derivative action against the board of directors of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. The action related to the company’s $20 billion acquisition of McMoRan Exploration and Plains Exploration & Production.

Notable practitioners:

Stuart Grant is considered to be “one of the best in the business” by impressed commentators, who note that he achieves “terrific results.” He frequently serves as litigation counsel to public and private investors in securities, private equity and corporate law disputes.

Litigation: Securities Mainly Plaintiff (New York)

What the team is known for: Renowned plaintiffs’ firm that is highly recommended for its experience in litigating complex securities disputes. Notable track record in securing high-profile results for clients in class action, opt-out and individual claims. Increasingly active in litigation involving multiple jurisdictions.» Read More« Read Less

Strengths: (Quotes mainly from clients):

“Tenacious and zealous advocates, and formidable opponents.” 

Work highlights: Brought securities fraud claims against JPMorgan Chase and some of its senior executives in relation to the London Whale trading scandal, acting on behalf of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and School Employees Retirement System of Ohio.

Acted as co-counsel for several European investors in an action against Vivendi Universal before the Commercial Court of Paris, concerning allegations of share price inflation.

Notable practitioners:

Jay Eisenhofer is “at the top of the securities plaintiffs’ Bar,” according to interviewees. He is held in high regard for his experience in representing institutional investors in big-ticket claims. Sources note that “he is very involved in important ways on behalf of the industry.”

Market commentators state that Stuart Grant is “very smart and successful, and a cut above in terms of formidable opponents.” He is recognized as a leading plaintiffs’ attorney who maintains an impressive track record in major securities disputes.

From Chambers USA 2016

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