BLB&G was once again ranked a top tier firm in the field of plaintiff securities litigation in the Chambers and Partners' 2012 Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business ("Chambers").
For the seventh year in a row, Chambers, the publisher of several globally respected guides to law firms and lawyers, has recognized BLB&G as one of the leading firms for the practice area "Litigation - Securities Mainly Plaintiff." Chambers created this category in 2006 to recognize a select number of firms who do high-profile work in the area, and has ranked BLB&G a “Band 1” firm since the category’s inception.
According to Chambers, BLB&G “stands at the forefront of securities plaintiff litigation. The group offers exceptional expertise in prosecuting class and private action on behalf of both individuals and companies.” In their praise for BLB&G, sources have described the firm as “very powerful,” noting that it is “very involved in major litigation;" they also refer to the firm as “a leader in mortgage-backed securities litigation, and are doing cutting-edge kind of work." Chambers highlights BLB&G’s impressive recovery of $627 million from Wachovia on behalf of investors as an example of some of its recent achievements.
Individually, Chambers ranked BLB&G partner Max Berger and Salvatore Graziano part of a select group of "Key Individuals" in the field. Under the "Litigation - Securities Mainly Plaintiff" category, Chambers asserts that Mr. Berger "offers long-standing experience and is, according to impressed sources, ‘the best there is for plaintiff work.’" Mr. Graziano is credited for impressing his sources with “his strong securities litigation capabilities.”