Chambers Ranks BLB&G Top Firm for the Tenth Year in a Row

May 2015


BLB&G has once again been recognized as one of the top U.S. plaintiff securities litigation firms - both “Nationwide” and in New York - by Chambers and Partners' 2015 Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Receiving the “Band 1” ranking for the practice area "Litigation: Securities Mainly Plaintiff" for the tenth consecutive year, BLB&G has held this top position every year since Chambers, the publisher of several globally respected guides to law firms and lawyers, first created the category to recognize a select number of firms who do this high-profile work.

Chamber’s profile of BLB&G highlights several of the firm’s recent achievements, including the $280 million settlement in JPMorgan, and the $99 million settlement from Ernst &Young in Lehman Brothers.  According to Chambers, BLB&G is “highly esteemed by peers and adversaries alike” and has an “undisputed reputation as a heavyweight plaintiffs’ firm, with a formidable track record in representing investors in high-profile securities claims.”  It is also “noted for its expert handling of disputes involving corporate governance issues, and its impressive cross-border strength.” 

The profile includes several sources praising BLB&G, with one source commenting: “They have the time, talent and temperament to handle these cases – they’re very, very skilled litigators, and they’re effective in bringing a resolution.” Another source remarked, “I would include them among the best plaintiffs firms,” while another described BLB&G as “very professional, very knowledgeable and very good in court.” 

Individually, Chambers recognized partner Max Berger as a “Star Individual” nationally.  Partners Salvatore Graziano, Gerald Silk and Mark Lebovitch were also named among and elite group of notable practitioners in the field.  Chambers cites sources describing Mr. Berger as “clearly a giant,” “the Dean of the plaintiffs’ Bar, and “preeminent on the plaintiffs’ side.” Mr. Graziano is noted for being “a very smart lawyer” and “a worthy opponent;” Mr. Silk is described as “a smart strategist who understands what makes a good case and what doesn’t;” and Mr. Lebovitch as being “very, very skillful.”