October 5, 2020
Partner John Rizio-Hamilton has been named a "Legal MVP" by Law360 for his impressive work and success in securities litigation.
The profile covers John's career, from when he began at BLB&G in 2007—just as the financial crisis was raring to spur a surge in securities litigation aimed at big banks—to his greatest challenges faced during the pandemic, and his most notable recoveries.
During his time at the firm, John has represented investors on the most complex and high-stakes securities class action cases, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional investor clients. This year, John represented a class of investors in a case that involved misconduct allegations against Signet Jewelers Ltd. regarding their code of ethics, which reached a $240 million dollar settlement. This case served as his greatest challenge and proudest moment of the year, as the settlement also stands out as a milestone for the application of securities laws to address companywide sexual misconduct concerns.
John says the investors' success in the Signet case should show institutional investors that "they can use securities litigation as a means to effect meaningful change at a company."
Law360's "Legal MVPs” are an elite slate of attorneys chosen who have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
To read the full profile on John, click here.