SOURCE: Bernsetin Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Bernsetin Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

July 31, 2014 12:26 ET

BLB&G Partner Hannah Ross Named One of "Top 250 Women in Litigation" in U.S. by Benchmark Litigation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) -  In its annual ranking dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of "America's leading female trial lawyers," Benchmark Litigation has selected Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann ("BLB&G") partner Hannah Ross as one of its "Top 250 Women in Litigation." 

Ms. Ross was recognized as one of the "stars on the securities litigation front" for her role as "a key member of the team that successfully prosecuted In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, which resulted in the landmark settlement of $2.43 billion shortly before trial, one of the largest recoveries ever obtained." Her selection as a "distinguished female litigator" was based primarily on targeted research completed during the U.S. Benchmark Litigation review process. Peer review and the overall depth of her litigation career were also considered. 

In addition to her work in Bank of America, Ms. Ross also led the prosecution against Washington Mutual, an action which settled for $208.5 million and represents one of the largest settlements achieved in a case related to the fallout of the subprime crisis and the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in the Western District of Washington. She was also a key member of the team prosecuting In re The Mills Corporation Securities Litigation, which settled for $202.75 million, the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in Virginia and the second largest recovery ever in the Fourth Circuit. Among other matters, Ms. Ross prosecuted the securities class actions against New Century Financial Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac") as well as In re Tronox Securities Litigation, In re Delphi Corporation Securities Litigation, In re Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Derivative Litigation, In re Nortel Networks Corporation Securities Litigation and In re OM Group, Inc. Securities Litigation.

She is currently prosecuting a number of high-profile securities class actions, including the litigations arising from the collapse of former leading brokerage firm MF Global and the failure of major mid-Atlantic bank Wilmington Trust.

About BLB&G

Since its founding in 1983, BLB&G has built an international reputation for excellence and integrity. The firm is regularly entrusted by its clients and appointed as lead counsel by the courts in major securities actions. Specializing in securities fraud, corporate governance, shareholders' rights, employment discrimination and civil rights litigation, among other practice areas, BLB&G prosecutes class and private actions on behalf of institutional and individual clients worldwide. Unique among its peers, BLB&G has obtained several of the largest and most significant securities recoveries in history, recovering billions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. 

More information about Ms. Ross and the firm can be found online at www.blbglaw.com.

Contact Information

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