Thursday, February 08, 2007

"The Fab Fifty"

The American Lawyer magazine has published a "Young Litigators Fab Fifty" list of fifty lawyers ages 45 and under. The members are considered to be "Litigation's Rising Stars."

Of interest to readers - two partners at two different prominent plaintiff side firms made the list.

The first, Blair A. Nicholas, 36, of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, LLP makes the list here.

Mr. Nicholas earned his spot on the list for his work as one of the lead trial counsel in the Clarent Corporation Securities Litigation, one of those rare securities cases that actually went to trial, and for his work in the Williams Securities Litigation, which settled for $311 million - the largest securities fraud settlement ever in Oklahoma.

The second, name partner Darren J. Robbins, 40, of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, makes the list here.

Mr. Robbins serves on the firm's executive committee and as head of the mergers and acquisitions practice at Lerach Coughlin. According to this short firm bio, Mr. Robbins "concentrates his practice in the structuring of corporate governance enhancements in connection with the resolution of shareholder class and derivative litigations."

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