Catherine A. Torell is the director of securities research and analysis at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice. She has the exclusive role of analyzing every securities case that is brought to the firm.
Catherine is also responsible for thoroughly researching the factual and legal merits of all of the federal securities fraud class actions filed in the United States. Based on her research, she generates written analyses to evaluate the merits of each case for the firm’s Case Evaluation Committee and assesses the potential importance of the case to the firm’s clients. As a result, she has played an integral role in helping to cultivate and significantly expand Cohen Milstein’s investor client base.
Catherine also prepares the written analyses that are sent to the firm’s institutional clients. Those analyses describe and evaluate the merits of the cases in which those clients have sustained substantial losses and include a recommendation as to whether the firm believes the client should pursue a lead plaintiff role in the case.
Prior to focusing exclusively on her current role, Catherine actively participated in many of the firm’s notable securities class actions, including In re Parmalat Securities Litigation 376 F. Supp. 2d 472 (S.D.N.Y. 2005).
Catherine has been practicing law for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, shel was counsel at a number of prominent plaintiffs’ class action firms, serving in co-lead and leadership positions in numerous successful class action cases that resulted in settlements collectively totaling hundreds of millions of dollars for the clients she represented. She served as a co-lead counsel in In re Providian Financial Securities Litigation, which resulted in a $38 million settlement. In approving the settlement, the Court remarked on the “extremely high quality” and “skill and efficiency” of plaintiffs’ counsel’s work throughout the litigation.