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Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC Adds David M. Maser and Christina D. Saler to Growing Securities Litigation Practice

November 6, 2017


New hires bring decades of public and private sector experience and
proven insights for shareholders, institutional investors.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, a leading national plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that David M. Maser and Christina Donato Saler have joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection Group. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, both represented institutional and individual investors at a nationally-recognized plaintiffs’ firm. They bring years of experience and a track record of results for both public and private sector clients.

“Both David and Christina have spent their legal careers developing extensive relationships with public and union pension funds and individual investors for whom they have provided invaluable counsel in matters related to securities fraud and shareholder rights’ violations,” said Steven J. Toll, Managing Partner at Cohen Milstein and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice. “We are pleased to welcome them to our firm.  They bring deep experience, unique insights and skill sets.”

“I am excited to bring my passion for building relationships, delivering results and serving as a trusted advisor to Cohen Milstein—which year after year continues to take on some of the toughest cases,” said David M. Maser, who joins the firm as Of Counsel in its Securities Litigation & Investor Protection group. “I am honored by the chance to work with the fine group of lawyers in the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection group and look forward to helping to further grow the practice.”

“Joining Cohen Milstein is an ideal opportunity for me to continue prosecuting cases on behalf of investors who have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing,” said Christina D. Saler, who joins the firm as Of Counsel in its Securities Litigation & Investor Protection group. “I am thrilled to be part of such a talented and accomplished group of people.”

Before joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Maser and Ms. Saler worked for almost a decade at Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, a prominent securities class action plaintiffs law firm.  Together, they helped create and formalize the firm’s securities monitoring program and developed critical relationships with a wide range of institutional investors, including the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Boston Retirement System.

At Chimicles & Tikellis, Mr. Maser worked with over 25 public fund and labor organizations with more than $200 billion in assets, recovering more than $3.6 billion for his clients. With 25 years engaging institutional clients and working in both the private and public sectors, he has earned a reputation as a skilled diplomat and strategic consensus builder. Outside of his work as an attorney, he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Chairman of the Garces Foundation.

At Chimicles & Tikellis, Ms. Saler distinguished herself as a skilled litigator and trusted client counselor of public pension funds and other institutional investors located across the country. In the early years of her career, she gained significant trial experience prosecuting First Amendment cases involving individual plaintiffs against media defendants. Ms. Saler has also successfully litigated several consumer protection class actions.  As a result of her work, Ms. Saler has been recognized by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine as a “Rising Star.” Additionally, she was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to the Board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, where she serves as a member of the Executive Committee and co-chairs the Government Advocacy Committee. She is also a volunteer for the Philadelphia Volunteer Indigence Program, where she represents individuals in jeopardy of losing their homes in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Program.

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Founded in 1969, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country handling major, complex plaintiff-side litigation. With over 90 attorneys, Cohen Milstein has offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Philadelphia, Pa., and Raleigh, N.C.