New York, NY 10005
With more than 55 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, corporate governance and shareholder rights law, consumer, cybersecurity, and data privacy, 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 70 attorneys, but also on its industry-leading in-house investigators, financial analysts, and forensic accountants.
Main Areas of Practice:
Securities Litigation: Labaton Sucharow is a highly regarded securities litigation powerhouse that provides global securities portfolio monitoring and advisory services to more than 250 institutional investors with collective assets under management in excess of $2.5 trillion. Through these actions, Labaton Sucharow has recovered more than $12.5 billion in the aggregate for investors. At every stage from investigation to the litigation of claims, we work closely with our clients to provide the information and analysis necessary to fully protect their investments. The detailed nature of Labaton Sucharow’s methods for evaluating filed and proposed actions is reflected in the results we have achieved prosecuting class actions. The Firm recently secured victories in In re SCANA Corporation Securities Litigation ($192.5 million recovery); City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement System v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ($39 million recovery); and Avila v. LifeLock, Inc. ($20 million recovery). Along with securing newsworthy recoveries, the Firm has a track record for successfully prosecuting complex cases from discovery to trial to verdict. “Labaton Sucharow has a deep and experienced team in the securities litigation space. The expertise they display gives us a high degree of confidence in the successful litigation of our class action cases.”
Antitrust and Competition: Labaton Sucharow has a well-earned reputation for successfully investigating and litigating complex antitrust multi-district litigation class actions. Regularly appointed lead counsel by courts throughout the nation, we have led the charge in some of the most significant private antitrust litigation in recent years challenging national and international price-fixing cartels, including In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation ($1.2+billion in settlements from over 30 global airlines). In particular, we are at the forefront in challenging anticompetitive conduct in the financial and pharmaceutical industries. Whether a case involves complex financial instruments and commodities or branded and generic drugs, Labaton Sucharow has the industry-specific expertise to achieve positive results for the class.
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation: Our breadth of experience in shareholder advocacy has also taken us to Delaware, where we press for corporate reform through our Wilmington office. These efforts have already earned us a string of enviable successes, including one of the largest derivative settlements ever achieved in the Court of Chancery, a $153.75 million settlement on behalf of shareholders in In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Derivative Litigation.
Consumer, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy Practice: Labaton Sucharow is dedicated to putting our expertise to work on behalf of consumers who have been wronged by fraud in the marketplace. Built on our world-class litigation skills, deep understanding of federal and state rules and regulations, and an unwavering commitment to fairness, our consumer, cybersecurity, and data privacy practice focuses on protecting consumers and improving the standards of business conduct through litigation and reform. Our team achieved a historic $650 million settlement in the In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation matter—the largest consumer data privacy settlement ever, and one of the first cases asserting biometric privacy rights of consumers under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Whistleblower Representation: Our whistleblower representation practice leverages the Firm’s securities litigation expertise to protect and advocate for individuals who report violations of the federal securities laws. Jordan A. Thomas, former Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, leads the practice.
Non-U.S. Securities Litigation: Labaton Sucharow’s Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice is comprehensive, covering all aspects of non-U.S. actions. To this end, the Firm not only identifies all non-U.S. actions and verifies a client’s eligibility but also performs a thorough investigation and analysis for each action to which our clients have exposure—the depth of which is wholly unique to the Firm. Labaton Sucharow serves, or has served, as liaison counsel for clients in more than 30 such matters and has helped secure significant recoveries for clients.
Updated Sep 2021