June 22, 2023
In recognition of her outstanding achievements both in and out of the courtroom, BLB&G Partner Hannah Ross has been named to Crain’s 2023 “Notable Women in Law.” The publication highlights women at the pinnacle of their profession whose impact radiates well beyond the clients they serve. The 100 lawyers nominated to this list work in a range of legal arenas, from labor and employment to real estate and intellectual property, achieving precedent-setting victories in all areas of the law, and excelling in their work while also leveraging the law to promote fairness and provide aid. To qualify, candidates needed to serve in a senior-level role at a law firm in the New York City metro area and have at least a decade of experience. Hannah and her fellow nominees were selected for performing consequential legal or pro bono work, serving as mentors, promoting inclusivity, and assuming leadership roles in civic or philanthropic endeavors.
Hannah has over two decades of experience as a civil and criminal litigator. She has been a key member and leader of BLB&G trial teams in some of the most significant class actions in history, recovering billions of dollars for the firm’s investor clients. In addition to her practice, Hannah is a member of BLB&G’s Executive Committee, responsible for client development and client relations, providing initial case evaluations, and counseling the firm’s institutional investor clients on potential claims. Hannah is also one of the partners who oversees the firm’s Global Securities and Litigation Monitoring Team, which monitors global equities traded in non-U.S. jurisdictions on prospective and pending international securities matters. Moreover, Hannah is the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, which hosts educational programs and events centered around training, social and cultural awareness, and mentorship. The Diversity Committee sponsors a number of external DEI initiatives including the Women’s Forum, where she is Co-Chair, Beyond #MeToo, and the BLB&G Public Interest Law Fellowships in partnership with Columbia Law School. Hannah is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Forum for Institutional Investors, and she serves on the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation. She recently concluded a three-year term on the Council of Institutional Investors’ Market Advisory Council.
Hannah has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations for her legal accomplishments. Most recently, Hannah was recognized by Chambers as being part of an elite group of notable practitioners in the field. The publication praised her for being “an experienced litigator with a considerable trial background” and sources commended her by saying, “Hannah is a tremendous communicator, she's very consistent and very professional.” She has also been named to the 2023 lists of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America" and "500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers" compiled by leading industry publication Lawdragon.