NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 14, 2013) - Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC, a leading New York litigation boutique, was named to the National Law Journal's Litigation Boutiques Hot List. Morvillo Abramowitz was chosen because of a string of high-profile successes in white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, civil litigation, and government investigations in 2012.
"Some of the biggest victories won by Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello are the cases that no one ever hears about," writes Leigh Jones of The National Law Journal. "Representing white-collar clients who avoid prosecution -- and the media spotlight -- provides some of the most satisfying wins for the 44-lawyer operation."
The ten firms selected -- boutiques, but commanding attention -- each field no more than 50 lawyers. Selection is based on important litigation won during the calendar year 2012 whether in monetary terms or by establishing important precedents -- at the trial or appellate level.
Though many of Morvillo Abramowitz's matters never make headlines, the firm achieved public successes in 2012 including: the successful defense of former officers and directors at Merck & Co. Inc. in derivative litigation arising from claims that the drug maker delayed disappointing results of a clinical drug trial; a $16 million jury award in a SDNY trial in two civil actions for Donald Drapkin, former vice chairman of Ronald Perelman owned MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.; a United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit victory for a former officer and director of Cayman Islands-based investment manager Absolute Capital Management Holdings Ltd.; and a settlement for a former executive at WAMU alleged to have misled investors about the health of the bank's mortgage lending business.
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About Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
Morvillo Abramowitz provides representation for White-Collar Defense; Securities Enforcement, Regulatory & Government Investigations; and Civil Litigation on a scale that is unique in the U.S. legal market. Since its founding in 1972, Morvillo Abramowitz has represented institutional and individual clients with complex white collar matters, securities enforcement and regulatory matters, and sophisticated business disputes. The firm has litigated a wide variety of high-profile and complex civil cases, drawing on its lawyers' reputation and skills as trial attorneys to win the best results for clients regardless whether the case ultimately goes to trial. The firm also has broad experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and provides litigation-avoidance advice and other confidential legal counseling, often in highly sensitive contexts. For more information on Morvillo Abramowitz, please visit http://www.maglaw.com/ Follow us on Twitter @MAGIApc