SOURCE: Greenberg Gross

February 01, 2016 16:49 ET

Greenberg Gross LLP Expands Practice With Nationally Prominent Securities Litigator

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - Prominent securities litigator Howard M. Privette joined the business trial law firm Greenberg Gross LLP on February 1. Mr. Privette previously was a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, where he specialized in securities and class action litigation.

Mr. Privette drew national attention in 2011 with a victory for the CEO of in one of the very few securities fraud class actions ever to go trial in the United States. The plaintiffs sought more than $1 billion in damages, but following a three-week jury trial, the court dismissed the case with prejudice. Multiple legal and financial publications identified the win as one of the nation's top trial victories of the year.

Greenberg Gross managing partner Alan A. Greenberg said that he is thrilled that Mr. Privette has joined the firm. "Howard is one of the foremost experts in securities litigation," Mr. Greenberg said. "His arrival serves as the most recent illustration of this firm's commitment to excellence."

Over a 27-year career, Mr. Privette has successfully litigated dozens of class actions and business lawsuits involving allegations of financial fraud, insider trading, false claims on the government, and antitrust violations, as well as cases involving whistleblower claims, executive compensation issues, and more. Mr. Privette also has handled internal investigations and inquiries by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulators.

Mr. Privette said he is excited about the move to Greenberg Gross. "I have watched the firm grow quickly into one of the premier litigation law firms in the country," he said. "They have the firepower and flexibility to achieve the best results for their clients. I am really looking forward to joining the team."

Greenberg Gross is an elite law firm that specializes in high-stakes business litigation. Since its founding in April 2013, the firm has grown to 15 lawyers and represents public companies, prominent law firms, nonprofit organizations and high-level executives in their most significant business cases. The firm is regularly ranked as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® for the metropolitan area of Orange County.

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