Five Robbins Geller Attorneys Selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers List
Five attorneys in Robbins Geller’s Boca Raton office were selected as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers, an affiliate of Thomson Reuters, recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their legal practices. Each year, no more than 5% of lawyers are honored as Super Lawyers and 2.5% are named as Rising Stars in each state. Annual selection is made through a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews within each practice area.
Paul J. Geller receives the recognition as a Super Lawyer for the ninth consecutive year. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available) and twice named one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal, Geller has also been named one of “Florida’s Top Lawyers” by Law & Politics and South Florida Business Journal, one of the nation’s “Top 500 Lawyers” by Lawdragon, one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine, and one of “Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers” by American Law Media’s Daily Business Review.
Mark J. Dearman receives the honor for the second year in a row. Dearman is currently serving as a lead counsel in In re National Hockey League Players’ Concussion Injury Litig., a consolidated class action lawsuit brought on behalf of several former NHL players alleging that the NHL engaged in a decades-long plan to conceal from the players the risks of concussions and developing serious brain diseases from playing hockey in the NHL. Also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, Dearman has been recognized in the top 1.5% of Florida Civil Trial Lawyers, as published in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.
Kathleen B. Douglas has been honored as a Rising Star for the last three years. She was a key member of the litigation team in the securities fraud class action In re UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. PSLRA Litig., recovering a record-breaking $925 million for investors, the largest stock option backdating recovery to date.
Sabrina E. Tirabassi has been named a Rising Star twice during her time with the Firm. Fluent in both French and Spanish, she represents institutional investors in their effort to be appointed lead plaintiff under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Tirabassi was part of the litigation teams representing institutional investors who suffered damages as a result of their investments in Lehman Brothers notes through their participation in BNY Mellon and JPMorgan securities lending programs.
Robert J. Robbins receives the Rising Star honor for the first time. He has been a member of litigation teams responsible for the successful prosecution of many securities and consumer class actions. Most recently, he helped reach a $60 million settlement to resolve claims brought on behalf of shareholders against Hospira, Inc. and several of its executives. The securities fraud class action arose from a series of false and misleading statements made by Hospira and its executives about the manner in which Hospira was addressing ongoing issues raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the supposed success of Hospira’s ongoing cost-cutting initiatives.
“I’m proud of these attorneys who are part of our formidable team at Robbins Geller, and their demonstrated commitment to obtaining premium recoveries for investors harmed by corporate misconduct,” said Paul J. Geller. “The skill and tenacity of our attorneys is why institutional investors increasingly turn to us when they have been defrauded.”