BLB&G Ranked #1 By The Best Lawyers in America 2010
August 17, 2009For the third year in a row, BLB&G has been recognized as a Professional Malpractice leader by the The Best Lawyers in America guide. The Guide, the “oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession” (The American Lawyer) is a compilation of outstanding attorneys nationwide.
The 2010 Best Lawyers guide again cites partner Max Berger, San Diego-based partner Blair Nicholas, and former partner Sean Coffey as leading attorneys in the Professional Malpractice field. Founding partner Max Berger was also selected as a top lawyer in Professional Malpractice Law, relating to Accountants and Professional Liability.
Messrs. Berger and Coffey have also received numerous other prominent rankings internationally for their achievements. Among other accomplishments, they served as co-lead counsel for the New York State Common Retirement Fund in the landmark In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation, which yielded an unprecedented recovery for defrauded investors of over $6.15 billion, and together with firm partners, have obtained over $20 billion on behalf of firm clients. Mr. Nicholas served as lead trial counsel in In re Clarent Corporation Securities Litigation, a securities fraud class action prosecuted before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, which resulted in a rare verdict in favor of investors against the former Chief Executive Officer of Clarent.