The Legal 500 Again Ranks BLB&G a National Tier 1 Firm for Securities Litigation and M&A Litigation

June 9, 2022

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The Legal 500 has again named BLB&G a top-tier firm in both the Securities Litigation: Plaintiff and M&A Litigation: Plaintiff categories – the only firm to achieve this dual ranking.

For the Securities Litigation: Plaintiff category, the guide describes BLB&G as follows: "'Top-notch, best-in-class,' say clients of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP's securities litigation practice, noting that its lawyers are 'highly skilled and knowledgeable, professional and easy to deal with, while being tenacious for their clients.' The firm has been involved in some of the most significant shareholder actions in US history."

The Legal 500 individually recognizes partners Max Berger, Rebecca Boon, John Browne, Sal Graziano, John Rizio-Hamilton, Hannah Ross, Jerry Silk, Katherine Sinderson, and Jeroen van Kwawegen as heavyweight plaintiff lawyers at the firm.

  • Max Berger is named to the Hall of Fame list;
  • Sal Graziano is recognized as a Leading Lawyer;
  • Rebecca Boon and Katie Sinderson are recognized as Next Generation Partners, with Rebecca being described as "a key player in MeToo cases;"
  • John Rizio-Hamilton and John Browne are noted as "securities fraud experts;"
  • Jeroen van Kwawegen is described as a "corporate governance specialist;" and 
  • Sal Graziano, Hannah Ross, and Jerry Silk are noted for their work as department leaders, with Hannah being described as "very personable and informative."

The full results of this year's Securities Litigation: Plaintiff rankings can be viewed here

For M&A litigation category, the guide quotes market sources who describe BLB&G as follows: "The Bernstein Litowitz team has made a huge mark in Delaware since they opened an office here in town. They combine the clients, the horsepower and the capabilities of a big New York firm along with an integrated local touch. That is a fearsome combination." Another source is quoted describing the practice as, "leav[ing] no stone unturned in the preparation of concisely drafted materials and excellent strategic framework[s] for dispute resolution."

The Legal 500 individually recognizes partners Mark Lebovitch, Christopher Orrico, Edward Timlin, Jeroen van Kwawegen, and Greg Varallo.

  • Mark Lebovitch is named to the Hall of Fame list for his work leading the corporate governance department and is described as being able to "spot a good case from a mile away;"
  • Jeroen van Kwawegen, who co-leads the corporate governance department, is recognized as a Leading Lawyer and described as "a great trial lawyer;"
  • Christopher Orrico is recognized as a Next Generation Partner; and 
  • Christopher Orrico, Edward Timlin, and Greg Varallo are noted as key lawyers, with Greg described as having "an artful touch."

The full results of this year's M&A litigation Plaintiff rankings can be viewed here.