Legal 500 Names BLB&G the Top Firm for Plaintiff Securities Litigation For Fifth Year in a Row; Names Max Berger and Steven Singer as Leaders in the Field

June 2011

The Legal 500 USA Guide ("Legal 500"), an independent legal referral guide that ranks firms and individuals on merit, has once again recognized BLB&G as the top firm for the practice area "Litigation - Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation - securities."  Since the inception of the Legal 500 five years ago, BLB&G has been named the leading firm in this practice area.

According to the guide, BLB&G "remains a dominant force in securities class actions," taking on "heavyweights such as Lehman Brothers Holdings and Citigroup."  The guide also credits the firm for obtaining $189.5 million and $125 million in recoveries in cases against Refco Inc. and New Century Financial, respectively.

Individually, the guide recognized BLB&G partner Max Berger and former partner Steven Singer as "Leading Lawyers" in the field of plaintiffs' securities litigation - two of only six lawyers selected.  Legal 500 also noted that both Messrs. Berger and Singer, as well as fellow partner Salvatore Graziano, "are all recommended."