Firm Highlights

2020
$2.67 Billion Settlement in Blue Cross Blue Shield 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.

2020
G&E Settles Essure Litigation on Behalf of Thousands of Women

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

2020
$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.
2020
Historic Ruling in Arbitration of Greek Claims 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.
2019
$143M Settlement in Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion Case
As co-lead counsel, G&E obtains settlement with Columbia Gas and NiSource on behalf of the thousands of residents and businesses impacted by the September 2018 Merrimack Valley, MA fires and explosions.
2019
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.
2018
$1.5B Settlement in the Netherlands
In the Fortis settlement, the largest legal settlement in European history, G&E resolves securities claims for over 180 institutional investors under Dutch law.
2018
Firm Adds Intellectual Property Practice
G&E launches a new Intellectual Property Litigation practice focusing on representing clients in cases including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and all aspects of intellectual property law.
2017
G&E Launches ESG Institute
The ESG Institute is 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.
2017
Stunning Shareholder Victory
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.
2017
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.
2016
$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.
2016
$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.
2016
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.
2015
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.
2015
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.
2015
$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.
2015
$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.
2014
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.
2014
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.
2013
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.
2013
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.
2013
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.
2012
$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.
2011
$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.
2011
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.
2009
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.
2009
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.
2009
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.
2008
Further 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.
2008
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.
2007
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.

2007
G&E Rated as a 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.
2006
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.
2005
“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.
2004
Top Ranked by Chambers & Partners
G&E is first ranked as Top Firm, and is consistently ranked in “Band 1” of Chambers USA’s annual listings for its securities and Delaware Chancery Court work.
2004
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.
2002
Firm Opens Office in NYC
With the rapid growth of its Delaware practice, G&E establishes a second office location–in New York City.
2001
Largest Delaware Chancery Court Settlement
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.
1999
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.
1997
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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