Legal500 Recognizes Cohen Milstein Securities Litigation Attorneys as 2022 “Leading Lawyers” and “Next Generation Partners”

June 10, 2022

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a 2022 Leading Firm in the following practice area:

In addition, the following partners were singled out as Legal 500 Leading Lawyers:

The following partner was singled out as Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyers:


The Legal 500 editorial board and client and peer references offered the following positive commentary about the firm’s practices and attorneys:

The lawyers at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC are ‘strong opponents, but professional and courteous, and they appear to have cornered the market on shareholder suits related to gender and race diversity and workplace conduct issues‘. The firm has a strong track record against large corporates and financial institutions, notably in cases concerning sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and related retaliation claims. Lead partners Steven Toll (who is ‘a senior statesman of the class action bar‘) and Julie Reiser, ‘deserve special mention in securities cases for their depth of experience and subject matter expertise‘. Reiser recently achieved a precedent-setting $310m settlement in In re Alphabet Shareholder Derivative Litigation to fund diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in Alphabet companies, institute sweeping employment policy and corporate governance reforms to ensure workplace equity and improve board oversight. Up-and-coming partner Michael Eisenkraft is co-leading Iowa Public Employees Retirement System et al. v. Bank of America Corp, a ground-breaking securities anti-competition putative class action.


‘I’ve had several cases opposite the CMST team. They were representing shareholders suing technology companies. They were strong opponents, but professional and courteous. They appear to have cornered the market on shareholder suits related to gender and race diversity and workplace conduct issues.’

Julie Reiser is the dominant lawyer in this field. She is held in high regard both by her colleagues on the plaintiff side and by her opponents on the company side.’

Steve Toll is one of the senior states people in the class action bar and exceptionally equipped to represent a wide variety of plaintiffs in the most sophisticated and complicated matters.’

‘Great team with considerable experience. I have seen them get consistently good results for clients.’

‘Depth of experience and subject matter expertise. Steve Toll and Julie Reiser deserve special mention in securities cases.’