Benchmark Names Mark Lebovitch One of the Nation’s Top 10 Securities Lawyers

October 2016

Mark Lebovitch has been named one of the “Top 10 Practitioners” in the country by leading industry observer Benchmark Litigation (“Benchmark”). This recognition was given in conjunction with BLB&G’s inclusion in Benchmark’s inaugural list of the “Top 10 Plaintiffs Firms” in the nation as part of Benchmark’s “Top 10” series honoring its 10th year anniversary.  According to the publication, its editors “decided to take a closer look at some of the firms and players within those firms who have been deemed worthy of "Top 10" status in certain areas, based on six months of intensive peer and client review as well as case review.” 

Mr. Lebovitch has long been recognized by Benchmark as a New York “litigation star” and as one of the country’s top trial lawyers by numerous other industry observers (including Chambers, Legal 500, Lawdragon, Law360 and Best Lawyers).

He heads the firm's corporate governance litigation practice, focusing on derivative suits and transactional litigation. Working with his institutional investor clients, Mr. Lebovitch has helped develop critical new law in the fight to hold management accountable by aggressively pursuing meaningful and novel challenges to alleged corporate governance-related misconduct and anti-shareholder practices. He has prosecuted numerous high-profile cases on behalf of institutional investors to preliminary injunctions and to trial, obtaining billions of dollars for investors and achieving unprecedented governance improvements. Mr. Lebovitch also prosecutes securities litigations, and in that capacity was the lead litigation attorney in In re Merrill Lynch Bondholders Litigation, which settled for $150 million, and was a member of the team prosecuting In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, which settled for $2.425 billion to shareholders.

Benchmark Litigation is compiled by the publishers of leading financial news magazines Institutional Investor and Euromoney and identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication's rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.