June 30, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Benchmark Litigation has named partner Hannah Ross as one of its 2016 “Top 250 Women in Litigation.” This annual ranking is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of “America’s leading female trial lawyers.”
Ms. Ross’ selection as a “distinguished female litigator” was based primarily on targeted research completed during the U.S. Benchmark Litigation review process. Peer review and the overall depth of her litigation career were also considered.
Ms. Ross was a key partner on the trial team that prosecuted In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, which resulted in the landmark settlement of $2.43 billion shortly before trial, one of the largest recoveries ever obtained.” She also played a critical role in the securities litigations against Nortel Networks, which recovered $1.07 billion for investors, also one of the top recoveries in history; Washington Mutual, which settled for $208.5 million and represents one of the largest recoveries achieved in a case related to the subprime crisis and the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in the Western District of Washington; and The Mills Corporation, which settled for $203 million, the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in Virginia and the second largest recovery ever in the Fourth Circuit. Most recently, she served as a key member of the team that has obtained $234.4 million in proposed and approved settlements in the securities litigation arising from the collapse of former leading brokerage MF Global.