Robbins Geller Named One of the Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms by Law360 and Ranked a “Highly Recommended” Plaintiffs’ Firm by Benchmark Litigation
For the second year in a row, Robbins Geller was named to Law360’s Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms of 2014 list. Law360 focused on firms that have had “outstanding victories” and “have given the U.S. Department of Justice a run for its money in extracting billion-dollar accords from big banks . . . won jaw-dropping settlements and jury verdicts [and] have put the clamps on monopolistic practices that hurt small businesses everywhere.” While a more detailed article will be published on the Firm and its recent successes in the next couple of weeks, the publication commended Robbins Geller for setting “several records — including the largest judgment following a securities class action trial, when in October 2013 an Illinois federal judge imposed a nearly $2.5 billion order against Household International Inc. and three former executives."
This recognition comes on the heels of Robbins Geller being named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Highly Recommended” plaintiffs’ firms list, the highest rating available. Additionally, partners Darren Robbins, Samuel Rudman and Spencer Burkholz were named as “Local Litigation Stars” for securities litigation. These rankings are the highest Benchmark Litigation offers to law firms and attorneys and are meant to recognize only those who have “displayed the ability to consistently handle complex [and] high-stakes cases.” The publication praised Burkholz for the Countrywide Financial case, where he helped secure an unprecedented $500 million recovery for investors who suffered losses during the financial crisis, the largest RMBS purchaser recovery to date. Benchmark Litigation described the Firm as “[o]ne of the country’s best-known plaintiff shops . . . [that] has earned recognition from peers and opponents alike.”