Firm Highlights

Shareholder Victory Over Forced CBS Merger

G&E reaches $167.5 million settlement in a derivative case challenging the entire fairness of CBS Corp.’s $30 billion acquisition of Viacom Corp.

Statewide PCB Settlement on Behalf of Pennsylvania

Serving as outside counsel to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, G&E obtains a $100 million recovery on behalf of the state against Monsanto Co. relating to statewide natural resources contaminated with PCBs.

Marking 25 Years
of Success

G&E passes its quarter century mark and continues to achieve successful results for clients, including some of the largest settlements in history.

Steinhoff Litigation
Resolves for $1.6B

G&E reaches $1.6 billion settlement with Steinhoff in the Netherlands, the largest of its kind in this jurisdiction.

$300M Settlement
in Renren Case

In this groundbreaking corporate governance case, resulting in one of the largest settlements ever against a Chinese company, G&E successfully prosecuted fiduciary duty claims under Cayman Island law in the U.S.

$2.67B Settlement in
BCBS Antitrust Action

G&E worked with co-counsel in the Blue Cross Blue Shield case to reach one of the largest monetary recoveries in an antitrust class action.

Essure Settlement on Behalf of Thousands of Women

G&E served as one of the four lead firms in negotiating the terms of the Essure JCCP settlement, achieving an overall $1.6 billion for thousands of women, including the almost 2,000 clients represented by G&E.

$175M Settlement
Against McKesson
In one of the largest derivative case settlements in history, G&E achieves a $175 million settlement plus governance reforms designed to improve Board oversight and fix compliance failures at McKesson.
Historic Ruling in Arbitration against Republic of Cyprus
In a landmark decision, the ICSID Tribunal rules that it has jurisdiction over arbitration proceedings brought by G&E against the Republic of Cyprus on behalf of almost 1,000 Greek bank depositors.
$143M Settlement in
Gas Explosion Case

As co-lead counsel, G&E obtains settlement with Columbia Gas and NiSource on behalf of the thousands of Merrimack Valley residents and businesses impacted by the September 2018 fires and explosions.

G&E Opens Civil Rights Litigation Practice
G&E launches a new practice representing victims whose civil rights have been violated, including cases of wrongful conviction, sexual harassment, and discrimination, among others.
$1.5B Settlement in
the Netherlands

In the landmark Fortis settlement, G&E resolves securities claims for over 180 institutional investors after seven years of litigation and months of mediation under Dutch law.

Launch of the Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute

The "Grant & Eisenhofer ESG Institute" was established as a global thought leadership and advocacy group with a focus on the legal considerations surrounding environmental, social and governance issues in institutional investing.

Stunning Victory
for Shareholders
On the eve of G&E's cross-examination of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's Board announces it will withdraw its plan to issue non-voting shares, resulting in an unconditional win for common shareholders whose sole objective in bringing suit was to block the reclassification.
Celebrating Twenty Years
G&E marks 20 successful years as a leader in its field as an advocate institutional investors, protecting their rights, and obtaining some of the most historical recoveries for clients around the globe.
$1B Settlement in the
United Kingdom
G&E’s clients, along with other groups bringing litigation against the Royal Bank of Scotland in the United Kingdom, recover $1 billion in losses caused by the bank’s misconduct during the financial crisis of 2008.
$14.7B Volkswagen Settlement
G&E, a part of the plaintiffs' steering committee, reaches an unprecedented settlement in this litigation surrounding the Volkswagen and Audi “clean diesel” emissions scandal.
Pfizer Settles After
Tenacious Litigation
Litigation spanning 10 years and reversal of a 2014 decision results in a cash settlement by Pfizer––concealed risks and misrepresentation of safety of its arthritis drugs had caused the company's stock price to plummet.
Historic First for
Derivative Litigation
In a derivative action against Freeport-McMoRan, G&E reaches a $153.75 million settlement with the entire cash component ($147.5 million) distributed to shareholders in a historic first for derivative litigation.
Largest Settlement
of Its Kind in Japan
In conjunction with two other U.S. law firms and Japanese counsel, G&E obtains a $92.4 million settlement with camera manufacturer Olympus in the largest settlement of its kind in Japan.
$148M in Damages for
Dole Stockholders
Following a nine-day trial, Delaware Chancery Court finds Dole Food Company executives breached fiduciary duties, holding them liable for damages of $148 million, plus interest.
$150M JPMorgan Settlement
G&E reaches a $150 million settlement with JPMorgan and certain senior executives in the very high profile “London Whale” proprietary trading scandal that roiled the credit markets and caused JPM shareholders to suffer over $1 billion in damages.
G&E Expands Areas of Practice
G&E launches a new Complex Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation practice focusing on representing individuals harmed by defective drugs or medical devices—often alleged to be misleadingly marketed by pharmaceutical companies.
Firm Named to Elite Trial Lawyers List
G&E is named to inaugural list of The National Law Journal’s “Elite Trial Lawyers,” recognizing law firms that achieved high-dollar recoveries for clients and performed some of the most creative and significant work on the plaintiffs side. The firm has continued to be named to the list every year since.
News Corp Settlement Secured
In one of the largest settlements of derivative shareholder litigation in the history of Delaware Chancery Court, G&E secures a $139 million settlement against News Corp’s Board of Directors.
Firm Opens Office in Chicago
G&E expands, opening an office in Chicago, IL, and launches the firm’s Consumer Protection and Products Liability Litigation practice.
Firm First Named to Law360 List
G&E is named a “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firm” by Law360 in their inaugural list, and is named to the list every year since the list’s inception.
$1B Recovery on Behalf of Whistleblowers
G&E obtains a recovery of over $1 billion representing whistleblowers against GlaxoSmithKline concerning alleged misrepresentations of GSK's asthma medication Advair.
$422M Recovery for Refco Investors
G&E recovers a total of $422 million for a class of investors after Refco violates federal securities laws in connection with investors' purchases of Refco's stock and bonds.
Launch of Bankruptcy Litigation Practice
G&E opens its bankruptcy & distressed litigation practice, focusing on major U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcies and other offshore/cross-border insolvency matters.
Historic Pan-European
Class Settlement
Under Dutch law, G&E's clients reach a $450 million pan-European class settlement with petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell on behalf of over 100 European institutional investors—the first of its kind in history.
Largest Ever Derivative Litigation Settlement
In what still remains the largest settlement in the history of derivative litigation in any jurisdiction, G&E reaches a $922 million settlement challenging $1.2 billion in back-dated options granted to UnitedHealth Group’s then-CEO.
Executive Compensation Reform
G&E takes extraordinary action in demanding 29 companies clawback over $5 billion of executive compensations, seeking reform of those companies' future compensation practices, in an unprecedented response to the financial meltdown.
Recognition as a Top Securities Class Action Recoveries Firm
G&E is recognized for the second year in a row by RiskMetrics as securing the highest average investor recovery in securities class actions.
Induction into “Plaintiffs’ Hot List Hall of Fame”
First named to The National Law Journal's “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2005, G&E is inducted into the “Hall of Fame” just three years later. The Firm has continued to be ranked in the Hot List every year since the List’s inception.
Tyco Settles for $3.2B

G&E celebrated it's 10th anniversary with a $3.2 billion victory for shareholders in a historic settlement with Tyco—the first securities class action to crack (and shatter) the billion-dollar barrier.

G&E Rated as Top Firm
for Recoveries in
Securities Actions
RiskMetrics Group names G&E as the number 1 U.S. law firm for average investor recoveries in securities actions, and number 2 in overall settlements.
Ruling Paves Way for Shareholder Proxy Access
G&E obtains a landmark ruling over AIG when the Second Circuit reverses several years of “no-action” letters from the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, paving the way for shareholders to gain access to proxy statements in order to initiate contested board of director elections.
“Shareholder Activism Handbook” Published
G&E publishes a treatise on shareholder activism, the "Shareholder Activism Handbook" (Aspen, 2005) co-authored by Managing Directer Jay Eisenhofer and Director Michael Barry.
Top Rankings Given by
Chambers & Partners

G&E is once again ranked as a Top Firm, and is consistently ranked in “Band 1” of Chambers USA’s annual listings for its securities and Delaware Chancery Court work.

2004 Top 50 Plaintiffs Firm
Institutional Shareholder Services first recognizes G&E as one of the Top 50 Firms in the U.S. in its “Securities Class Action Services Top 50” list. G&E has been listed annually, ranking 6th in 2010 and 2011.
Firm Opens Office in NYC
With the rapid growth of its Delaware practice, G&E establishes a second office location–in New York City.
Largest Settlement in Delaware Chancery Court

G&E obtains a $420 million settlement – the largest settlement in Delaware Chancery Court history – after plaintiffs alleged directors and the majority stockholder of Digex breached fiduciary duties to shareholders and the company.

Firm Successfully Argues Provisions of PSLRA
G&E makes history as the first law firm in the U.S. to successfully argue the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”). The opinion in CellStar became the standard of lead plaintiff/lead counsel practice under the PSLRA.
The Founding of G&E
Jay W. Eisenhofer and Stuart M. Grant found Grant & Eisenhofer as a boutique law firm with an exclusive focus on representing institutional investors.

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