Masters of the Courtroom: Robbins Geller Partners Randall J. Baron and Maxwell R. Huffman Named as 2018 Winning Litigators by The National Law Journal
On August 27, 2018, The National Law Journal selected Robbins Geller partners Randall J. Baron and Maxwell R. Huffman as 2018 Winning Litigators. Referred to as “masters of the courtroom,” the chosen attorneys “scored great results for clients in high-stakes matters.”
Both Baron and Huffman were commended for their work as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs in In re PLX Tech. Inc. Stockholders Litig., a stockholder class action bringing claims in connection with the sale of PLX to Avago Technologies following an activist campaign by Potomac Capital. Prior to trial, plaintiffs reached a partial settlement of $14.125 million with PLX’s directors and the company’s financial adviser. The case went to trial against Potomac Capital in the Delaware Court of Chancery in April 2018, marking the first time that a claim against an activist investor over a disputed public company merger ever proceeded to trial. The Vice Chancellor’s post-trial ruling is due by October 16, 2018.
Baron has been responsible for recovering billions for shareholders for nearly two decades. Most notably, Baron recovered $200 million in In re Kinder Morgan, Inc. S’holders Litig., the largest merger & acquisition class action recovery in history; $148 million in In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litig., the largest trial verdict ever in a class action challenging a merger transaction; and $110 million for shareholders in In re Rural/Metro Corp. Stockholders Litig., the largest damages award ever obtained against an investment bank for its role as a merger adviser, to name a few.
A highly skilled litigator who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, Huffman has achieved substantial monetary recoveries for shareholders. By drawing upon a varied background that includes many years spent working in the finance industry, Huffman’s talents have earned him an impressive track record that boasts a $148 million recovery in the largest trial verdict ever in a class action challenging a merger transaction, In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litig. (which he litigated with Baron), and a $29 million recovery in In re Gardner Denver, Inc. S’holder Litig.