Robbins Geller Consistently Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Securities Class Action Firms

May 15, 2017

In the past year, Robbins Geller has been commended by courts, professional organizations and the press as “nationally recognized leaders in complex securities litigation class actions,” “gladiators,” an “800-pound gorilla,” and “a real force on the plaintiff side.”

Most recently, Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") ranked Robbins Geller first in its SCAS Top 50 Report for the third consecutive year.  Not only did the Firm again rank first in the total amount recovered for investors, but also in the number of shareholder class action recoveries. As reported by ISS, the Firm recovered more than $2.7 billion for investors in 2016, $730 million more than any other firm. Robbins Geller’s notable recoveries in 2016 included Household International ($1.575 billion), Goldman Sachs MBS ($272 million) and HCA Holdings ($215 million). Robbins Geller founding partner Paul Geller told Law360 that his Firm’s position at the top of both rankings was never the Firm’s goal, but rather “a byproduct of our firm’s overarching objective, which is to work as hard as we can, day in and day out, year in and year out, to achieve extraordinary results for the classes we represent.”

Additionally, for the third consecutive year, The National Law Journal (“NLJ”) selected Robbins Geller as one of the nation’s Elite Trial Lawyers and named the Firm the Securities category winner for 2016 out of 35 finalists.  In naming Robbins Geller the Securities winner, NLJ highlighted the Firm’s achievements in Household International, stating that the “litigation team beat back several attempts by the defendants to invalidate the verdict, including objections to thousands of claims by injured class members, and an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.”  Appropriately describing the Firm as “tireless,” Geller commented to NLJ that the result in Household International “took 14 hard-fought years, 130,000 hours, more than 85 depositions, . . . a six-week jury trial, and an appeal of the verdict. . . .  Simply put, the result is unprecedented.”

Chambers USA also awarded the Firm a Band 1 ranking, the highest rating available, writing that Robbins Geller is “[w]idely respected as a top-notch plaintiff firm with considerable strength in the class action space [that] [s]pecializes in complex securities fraud disputes, with an excellent record of high-value recoveries for clients.”

The Firm was also selected by Law360 as one of the nation’s top Securities Practice Groups of the Year for 2016.  In its detailed profile on the Firm, Law360 commended Robbins Geller for its recovery of more than $1.5 billion in the Household International case, calling it a “[r]ecord-breaking win[].” Daniel Drosman, trial counsel on the Household case, succinctly summed up the Firm’s reputation to Law360 by adding, “At the end of the day, the defendants don’t pay our clients hundreds of millions because they think we’re nice; they do it because we put them in a box.”

Finally, Benchmark Litigation not only named Robbins Geller one of the Top 10 Plaintiff Firms in America, the publication also selected the Firm as a “Highly Recommended” plaintiffs firm in California for 2017 and recognized several of the Firm’s partners as Litigation Stars, Top Litigators Under 40 and Future Stars.

The Firm’s achievements confirm Robbins Geller's “commitment to excellence,” said partner Darren Robbins. “Whenever we take a case, we’re willing to prepare to take it to trial.”

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