Katie Sinderson Featured As a Law360 National Securities Litigation “Rising Star”

April 22, 2016

Katie Sinderson is one of seven lawyers recognized nationwide on Law360’s list of top securities lawyers under the age of 40, having earned this recognition for her role in helping “secure massive recoveries on behalf of investors, including a $1 billion settlement over illegal marketing of the painkiller Vioxx and a landmark $2.4 billion deal resolving shareholder litigation over Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch acquisition.”  She was also recognized for her work in other significant cases, including the high-profile subprime crisis case against Washington Mutual. 

In her profile, Ms. Sinderson states that while initially interested in working for the government or nonprofits, she is very satisfied with her career choice as a private securities litigator, since in her view, private litigation “is the most effective means we have of aligning the balance of power between the little guy and corporations.”  

Ms. Sinderson, 35, credits her success in part to the mentorship she was offered by BLB&G’s senior partners, including Max Berger, who “has always taken to help younger attorneys.”  Partners Hannah Ross, Mark Lebovitch and Salvatore Graziano also helped guide her.  According to Ms. Sinderson, “I’ve been so lucky from day one to be learning from the partners here.”  As a partner now herself, she has taken a more active role in mentoring the firm’s associates, and is especially interested “in supporting the professional development of female attorneys at the firm.”

In addition to her current case load and leadership responsibilities at the firm, Ms. Sinderson has also turned her attention to deepening her knowledge of the law in anticipation for the next wave of securities litigation.   “We can always rely on corporate America to come up with new and creative ways to commit fraud,” says Ms. Sinderson.