Darren Robbins, Paul Geller and Randy Baron Named to Lawdragon’s List of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America
Robbins Geller partners Darren J. Robbins, Paul J. Geller and Randall J. Baron were named to Lawdragon’s annual list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. According to the legal publication, “[t]his year’s look at the 2011 lawyers of the year was selected from a combination of votes in our online ballot; submissions from law firms; and, most importantly, our own editorial research including vetting by the toughest critics in the profession. The quality and quantity of submissions, voter comments and information from trusted sources has increased each year, making the 2011 selection process the most exhaustive and intense yet.” The publication also commended Robbins Geller for “recover[ing] billions of dollars for shareholders while serving as lead counsel in numerous securities class actions.”
Robbins receives the Lawdragon award for the fourth time. He has also been recognized as one of American Lawyer’s Young Litigators 45 and Under, and named Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer for his role as lead counsel in In re Hanover Compressor Securities Litigation, which resulted in a significant recovery for shareholders and landmark corporate governance reforms.
This is also Geller’s fourth time to receive the Lawdragon honor. 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 served as lead or co-lead counsel in a majority of the securities class actions that have been filed in the southeastern United States in the past several years. Throughout his career, Geller has remained deeply committed to legal remedies that result in better corporate governance reforms. Lawdragon praised Geller as “one of the leaders of the nation’s [top] securities class action firm, which brought in $1.1 [billion] in settlements in 2011.”
This is Baron’s first time receiving the Lawdragon honor, in addition to his California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award and a Litigator of the Week award from American Lawyer. Lawdragon commented that Baron, “[a] former L.A. prosecutor, [has] turned his sites [sic] to securities litigation fraud and has helped achieve billions in settlements, including $89.4 [million] for shareholders of Del Monte who challenged staple financing practices of Barclays Capital.”