Hannah Ross Featured by Law360 Discussing Plaintiffs’ Bar Perspective on Securities Litigation
May 10, 2017
In a feature interview with legal newswire Law360, BLB&G partner Hannah Ross discusses her role as a plaintiffs' litigator acting on behalf of large institutional investors in the article, “Plaintiffs’ Bar Perspective: Bernstein Litowitz’s Hannah Ross.”
A self-described “prosecutor at heart,” Ms. Ross has nearly two decades of working as a trial lawyer in civil and criminal matters, both a public prosecutor and a private litigator. She is committed to seeing “justice done” and is “passionate about doing everything in my power to ensure that happens.” As a plaintiff-side securities litigator, Ms. Ross has found her calling “representing hard-working Americans as we fight to recoup their retirement savings from corporate executives who defrauded their investors.”
As a senior woman partner at the firm, Ms. Ross is especially proud “to be a resource and mentor to the firm’s women attorneys, who are learning their way in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field,” as well as how to navigate life and work balance.
She believes that in order to be a successful plaintiffs’ attorney, one has to be proactive, focused, strategic and knowledgeable. As it is incumbent on plaintiffs’ counsel to push a case forward, she emphasizes the importance of having a strategic command, knowing “every aspect of your case—the facts, the judge, the relevant law, new legal developments, and the particular procedural requirements.”
In discussing recent challenges, Ms. Ross recalls her experience as a senior member of the team on Bank of America, a case that resulted in the historic recovery $1.062 billion for defrauded investors. She describes her work on the case as an “all-encompassing commitment,” requiring her and her team to “dedicate significant portions of their lives.” According to Ms. Ross, the importance of the work “and the comradery of our team kept us focused on our end goal” as they vigorously litigated complex claims under the pressure of a demanding timeline set by the Court. “Three years later, we were incredibly gratified” with the result.
Ms. Ross also discusses the political and legal trends over the last few years that have made securities actions “more difficult to prosecute.” “We have seen the emergence of new substantive hurdles in the prosecution of a securities class action,” she states, “making it more time consuming and more procedurally challenging.”
External Link: Click here for full article. (link will open in a new window)
Also of Interest
Benchmark Again Names Hannah Ross One of the Top Women Litigators in U.S.
June 30, 2016
Lawdragon Profiles Hannah Ross in “Lawyer Limelight” Q&A
December 15, 2017
Benchmark Again Names Hannah Ross One of “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in U.S.
June 30, 2015
Benchmark Again Names Hannah Ross One of the Top Women Litigators in U.S. in 2017
August 1, 2017
Benchmark Gives BLB&G its Top Ranking for the Ninth Year in a Row
Hannah Ross Named a Finalist as One of the Nation’s Top Female Litigators - Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards
April 11, 2017
Benchmark Again Names BLB&G One of the Top Firms in the Nation
Chambers Again Ranks BLB&G Among Nation’s Top Securities Litigation Firms
Law360 Once Again Names BLB&G Among the Nation’s “Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms”
September 28, 2015