For Sixth Year in a Row, Benchmark Names BLB&G One of the Nation’s Leading Litigation Firms

November 2012

BLB&G has once again been named one of the leading litigation firms in the nation by the 2013 Benchmark Litigation Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, compiled by the publishers of leading financial news magazines Institutional Investor and Euromoney.  This is the sixth consecutive year that BLB&G - the only plaintiff litigation firm based in the State of New York and one of the only plaintiff firms in country to be so recognized - has been included in the guide.  Benchmark again gave the firm its highest rating - "highly recommended."

Benchmark identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the US litigation market, the publication's rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.

According to the publication, BLB&G is "unique in that it is not only one of the most successful contingency fee plaintiff firms, with many record-setting verdicts and settlements to its credit, but it is also one of the only plaintiff firms to be almost uniformly praised by past and present opponents on the defense side."  With peers referring to the firm as "premier," "preeminent," or "the cream," the guide provides that, "[o]ne defense lawyer even goes so far as to say, ‘I have to get behind what they do. They bring cases you actually learn from on the defense side because they are actually meaningful and have merit.’

The guide cites BLB&G’s recoveries of $627 million in the case against Wachovia, $208.5 million in the case against Washington Mutual, and $26 million in Goldman Sachs as evidence of the firm’s emergence as a “central player in litigation arising from the subprime mortgage meltdown and the global credit crisis.”

Individually, firm partners Max Berger, Sal Graziano, Gerald Silk, and David Stickney were recognized as "Litigation Stars" in New York and California.

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