The Legal 500 Recognizes Robbins Geller as “the 800-pound gorilla” Plaintiffs’ Firm and Awards Top Ranking

June 21, 2016

Yet again, Robbins Geller received a top ranking by The Legal 500 in the publication’s nationwide categories of “Securities Litigation – Plaintiff” and “M&A Litigation – Plaintiff.” The publication recognized the Firm as “the 800-pound gorilla, a real force on the plaintiff side,” adding that the Firm has “earned its reputation as a serious player and its lawyers do an effective job at trial in sophisticated matters.” The rankings are based on a series of criteria that examine “the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.” In order to rank law firms, the series considers feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide and submissions from firms, as well as information obtained by a team of legal researchers. A more detailed look at the The Legal 500’s selection methodology can be found on their official site.

Additionally, The Legal 500 praised Randall Baron and Robbins Geller in the worldwide category of “M&A Litigation,” listing Baron on the elite “Leading Lawyers” list for the second time. The publication commended Baron for being a key member of the Firm’s litigation team in In re Kinder Morgan, Inc. S’holders Litig., the largest merger & acquisition recovery in history. Recent notable M&A cases that Robbins Geller has litigated include In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litig., the largest trial verdict ever in a class action challenging a merger transaction, and In re Rural Metro Corp. Stockholders Litig., where the Firm obtained affirmance by the Delaware Supreme Court of the nearly $100 million judgment for shareholders.

Referring to Robbins Geller’s earned reputation as a “serious player,” The Legal 500 recommends four of its attorneys in its nationwide category of “Securities Litigation – Plaintiff”: Mark Solomon, for his dual qualification in English and U.S. law and who leads the international litigation practice and acts for both U.S. and U.K.-based pension funds and asset managers; Elise Grace, who is “responsible for advising the firm’s state and government pension fund clients on securities fraud and corporate governance”; and named partners Paul Geller and Michael Dowd.

The publication went on to highlight the Firm’s “dogged approach to litigation,” adding that Robbins Geller is a “top notch firm that has the ability to handle the largest and most sophisticated matters.”

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