SOURCE: Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

July 09, 2015 14:00 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 9, 2015) - For the second year in a row, Benchmark Litigation has selected Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann ("BLB&G") partner Hannah Ross as one of its "Top 250 Women in Litigation," its annual ranking dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of "America's leading female trial lawyers."

According to Benchmark, Ms. Ross "earns top marks, especially for her young age, in her securities fraud and shareholders' rights practice." Her selection to this list of "distinguished female litigators" 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. 

Ms. Ross was a senior member of the trial team that 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. She also played a critical role in the securities litigations against Nortel Networks, which recovered $1.07 billion for investors, also one of the top recoveries in history; Washington Mutual, which settled for $208.5 million and represents one of the largest recoveries achieved in a case related to the subprime crisis and the largest recovery ever achieved in a securities class action in the Western District of Washington; and The Mills Corporation, which settled for $203 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 earlier in her career, Ms. Ross was a key member of teams that obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for investors in 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 and In re OM Group, Inc. Securities Litigation.

Ms. Ross was also named one of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America," part of an exclusive list of the top practitioners in the nation as compiled by leading legal journal Lawdragon, and has also been recognized by Legal 500 US for her professional achievements.

She is currently prosecuting a number of high-profile securities class actions, including the litigations arising from the failure of major mid-Atlantic bank Wilmington Trust as well as the collapse of former leading brokerage firm MF Global, which has already recovered $204.4 million (pending Court approval) in partial settlements to date. Ms. Ross is also the lead attorney on securities fraud class actions against payday lending company, DFC Global Corp.; home healthcare and pharmaceuticals company, BioScrip, Inc.; and Altisource Portfolio Solutions, a provider of support and technology services for mortgage loan servicing.

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 nearly $28 billion 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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    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
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