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10 Fastest Growing Legal Solutions Providers 2017

Awe-inspiring firm to practice law: Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

thesiliconreview-robbins-geller-rudman-&-dowd-llp-17Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP specializes in complex litigation emphasizing securities, corporate mergers and acquisitions, shareholder derivative, whistleblower, antitrust, insurance, health care, human rights and employment discrimination class actions. The Firm’s unparalleled experience and capabilities in these fields are based on the talents of its attorneys, who have successfully prosecuted thousands of class action lawsuits.

The Firm is widely recognized as a leading law firm worldwide. Judges have described Robbins Geller as one of the most formidable securities law firms in the country. With 200 lawyers in 10 offices nationwide, the Firm has the resources, experience and tenacity to achieve superior results.

Record of success

Robbins Geller attorneys have shaped the law in the area of securities litigation and shareholder rights, and have recovered tens of billions of dollars on behalf of the Firm’s clients. Robbins Geller’s success stories include some of the largest recoveries in history:

  • Largest securities class action recovery: $7.2 billion (Enron)
  • Largest securities class action recovery following a trial: $1.575 billion (HSBC Finance Corp.)
  • Largest stock option backdating recovery: $925 million (UnitedHealth Group)
  • Largest opt-out (non-class) securities action recovery: $657 million (WorldCom)
  • Largest RMBS purchaser class action recovery: $500 million (Countrywide)
  • Largest merger & acquisition class action recovery: $200 million (Kinder Morgan)

Worldwide Recognition

For the third consecutive year, Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) ranked Robbins Geller first among all securities class action firms in its SCAS Top 50 Report. ISS found that in 2016, the Firm recovered more than $2.7 billion for investors. The Report also cites the top five law firms on the number of 2016 settlements, and Robbins Geller again ranked first in both the total amount recovered for investors and the number of shareholder class action recoveries.

Robbins Geller has the skill and experience to litigate even the most complex and demanding cases. As sole lead counsel in cases such as Enron, Household International and UnitedHealth, the Firm was able to litigate independently and successfully. The Firm’s securities team includes dozens of former federal and state prosecutors and trial attorneys, and a top-tier appellate group whose collective work has established numerous legal precedents beneficial to investors.

Robbins Geller has been trusted to represent more institutional investors in securities and corporate litigation than any other law firm in the United States. The Firm advises hundreds of institutional investors, including public and multi-employer pension funds, fund managers, banks and insurance companies with more than $4 trillion in assets. To help monitor and protect these funds, Robbins Geller created the Portfolio Monitoring Program to detect and protect against fraud. This monitoring program is performed by an exclusive in-house team of two dozen analysts, accountants, and other professionals providing comprehensive monitoring of securities, bonds, and other investments.

Recent Awards

  • Best Lawyers named eight Robbins Geller attorneys as Best Lawyers for 2017 in America and selected Paul Geller as Lawyer of the Year for 2018
  • Law360 profiled Robbins Geller’s Jason Alperstein as a 2017 Rising Star
  • Benchmark Litigation named Robbins Geller Partners Daniel Pfefferbaum, Maureen Mueller and Jason Alperstein to its Under 40 Hotlist
  • Six Robbins Geller Attorneys were recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

The depth and breadth of the Firm’s resources are extensive, permitting the Firm to achieve exceptional results. With hundreds of highly skilled attorneys and employees, including forensic accountants, economists, damage analysts, investigators, paralegals, database programmers and computer security experts, Robbins Geller is able to give the highest level of attention and professionalism to each case and client.

Meet the Founding Attorneys

Darren Robbins

Darren Robbins is a founding partner of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP. Over the last two decades, he has served as lead counsel in more than 100 securities class actions and has recovered billions of dollars for injured shareholders.

Paul Geller

Paul Geller, Managing Partner of the Boca Raton, Florida office, is a Founding Partner of the Firm, a member of its Executive and Management Committees and head of the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group. Geller’s 23 years of litigation experience is broad, and he has handled cases in each of the Firm’s practice areas.

Sam Rudman

Sam Rudman is a founding member of the Firm, a member of the Executive and Management Committees, and manages the Firm’s New York offices. His 22-year securities practice focuses on recognizing and investigating securities fraud, and initiating securities and shareholder class actions to vindicate shareholder rights and recover shareholder losses. A former attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Rudman has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for shareholders through his remarkable experience.

Mike Dowd

Mike Dowd was a founding partner of the Firm. He has practiced in the area of securities litigation for 20 years, prosecuting dozens of complex securities cases and obtaining significant recoveries for investors in cases such as UnitedHealth ($925 million), WorldCom ($657 million), AOL Time Warner ($629 million), Qwest ($445 million) and Pfizer ($400 million).

"The strength of commitment to excellence is reflected in the unmatched record of success."