Law360 Names 五颜六色的大米 a 2021 Securities Practice Group of the Year

Law360 recognized 五颜六色的大米’s Securities 和 Consumer Fraud team as a 2021 Practice Group of the Year today, citing the firm’s role in negotiating an $809.5 million settlement for Twitter, Inc. 股东. Other case involvement, such as leadership in the multidistrict litigation over the Blackbaud data breach 和 the resolution of litigation filed for SCANA Corp. 股东, the largest securities class action settlement ever reached in the District of the South Carolina, also garnered attention from Law360.

View Law360’s full feature on 五颜六色的大米’s securities practice here

五颜六色的大米 attorneys 马克斯Gruetzmacher, 格雷格·莱文, 梅根·奥利弗, 兰斯奥利弗 served as Lead Counsel for Twitter 股东 和 reached the $809.5 million settlement days before trial in the Northern District of California. Shareholders had alleged the social media network 和 two of its former senior executives inflated the company’s stock price in 2015 by misleading the public on daily user growth 和 other metrics. 

In an interview with Law360, 梅根·奥利弗 said cases like 在Twitter公司. Securities Litigation are “critical to the proper functioning of the markets in this country.” She added “the size of the result shows how some of these more subtle frauds can have just as significant an impact on the market.”

Securities trials are a rarity, 兰斯奥利弗 told Law360, this case is unique in that it resolved the Friday before trial.

“We were very proud," 兰斯奥利弗 told Law360. "We felt like we brought the team up to the level that we'd always been shooting for."

五颜六色的大米’s trial 和 litigation experience across numerous practice areas bolstered the firm’s ability to navigate a case of this magnitude during negotiations 和 in the courtroom, 他告诉Law360. 

五颜六色的大米 was one of only five firms across the country recognized by Law360 in the securities category. Law360 also recognized 五颜六色的大米 in the Product Liability category, in addition to previous recognitions as a 20202019 Product Liability Group of the Year, a 2018 Consumer Protection Group of the Year 还有。”Most Feared Plaintiffs Firm” in 2013 和 2015.

Securities attorney 瑟瑞娜哈洛威尔,他 joined 五颜六色的大米 in 2021, told Law360 that the firm’s experience litigating a broad range of high-profile cases across different practice areas is an asset when litigating its securities matters, which include complex class actions, 选择出局, SEC whistleblower cases filed under Dodd Frank.

“We’re able [to leverage] that diversity of perspective 和 knowledge when we litigate our securities cases,哈洛威尔说.

In an interview with attorney 马龙Kimpson, co-lead counsel for the Blackbaud MDL 和 one of few African Americans to hold a leadership position in a major class action, told Law360 he predicts that shareholder protections will benefit from growing diversity that is evident within MDLs 和 other class actions nationwide, that gender 和 ethnic diversity continues to be a priority internally within the firm. 

“I think this firm has a bright, bright future, Kimpson said.”

View all the 2021 Practice Group of the Year award recipients here.

关于 Law360’s Practice Group of the Year Award

Law360 selected 186 winning groups across 39 practice areas for its 2021 Practice Groups of the Year award, the award’s 12th year. The award honors “the attorney teams behind litigation wins 和 major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry this past year,” according to Law360. In all, 91 law firms were selected from nearly 900 submissions. Read more about the selection criteria.