July 11, 2012

Partner Howard S. Suskin recently chaired a Practising Law Institute program titled “Class Action Litigation 2012” in New York City.  Partner Richard F. Levy served as a faculty member for the program, discussing the topic “Pro Bono Class Actions.”  Other speakers on the program included the Hon. Jed Rakoff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, who spoke on “Ethics/View From the Bench.”  Additional topics discussed were recent developments in class action litigation, litigation strategies, opt-in/opt-out class actions and the pitfalls of class action notice and claims administration.  The seminar is now available as an on-demand web program.

Mr. Suskin is a Co-Chair of the Firm’s Class Action Practice and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement and International Arbitration Practices.  He is also a member of the Firm’s Subprime Litigation Task Force and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee.  Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience in civil and criminal securities matters.  He speaks and writes extensively on issues relating to class actions and securities law, recently serving as Editor of the newly issued book, Class Action Litigation 2012, published by the Practising Law Institute.  He also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled “Recent Noteworthy Class Action Decisions.”

Mr. Levy is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Litigation Practices.  He is a well-known trial and appellate lawyer whose career has been featured in prominent publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The National Law Journal.  Mr. Levy recently achieved a landmark settlement representing a class of 22,000 tenants of rent-controlled apartments in New York City, in a lawsuit against their landlord The Pinnacle Group, one of the city’s largest residential landlords.

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