December 19, 2017

Cohen Milstein’s Steven J. Toll, Managing Partner at Cohen Milstein and Co-Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice and Theodore J. Leopold, Chair of the firm’s Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful DeathUnsafe & Defective Products; and Managed Care Abuse practices; and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Protection practice, were recognized among the top class action lawyers in the country for 2017.

On December 14, 2017, Law360, a leading, national legal industry publication, named Steven J. Toll Law360’s MVP for Class Action (2017), recognizing his leadership role in many of the country’s most significant class actions for the year, including several securities class actions, such as BP plc Securities Litigation, stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, resulting in a $175 million settlement; NovaStar Mortgage MBS Litigation, resulting in a $165 million settlement; DLJ Mortgage Capital HEMT MBS Litigation, resulting in a $110 million settlement; Harman International Securities Litigation, resulting in a $28.25 million settlement and clarification of “safe-harbor” under PSLRA, as well three groundbreaking class actions involving collusion among the world’s largest banks in three of the largest securities markets, including Interest Rate Swaps, Treasuries, and Stock Lending.

Mr. Toll was one of five individual lawyers selected for this prestigious, national recognition.  He was the only plaintiffs’ lawyer selected.

On December 11, 2017, the Daily Business Review (DBR), South Florida’s leading legal industry publication, named Theodore J. Leopold DBR’s “Most Effective Lawyer of 2017: Class Action,” recognizing his leadership role and accomplishments in several high-profile class actions and mass actions, including being court appointed as Co-Lead Counsel to the Flint, Michigan lead contamination water crisis class action; acting as Co-Lead Counsel in the representation of more than 90 survivors and victims’ families of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, one of the largest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil; as well successfully serving as Lead Trial Counsel in a two-week bellwether jury trial for a cross-border, toxic tort mass action, involving more than 2,000 Ecuadorian plaintiffs, against corporate giant, DynCorp; and successfully serving as Co-Lead Counsel in a national, consolidated products liability class action against Caterpillar, Inc., resulting in a $60 million settlement – up to $15,000 restitution per class member.

Only two firms were selected for this prestigious, regional recognition. Mr. Leopold was the only plaintiffs’ lawyer selected.

Mr. Toll’s Law360 “2017 MVP: Class Action” profile can be accessed here.

Mr. Leopold’s Daily Business Review “Most Effective Lawyers of 2017: Class Action” profile can be accessed here.