This Week's Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs – The AmLaw Litigation Daily
May 19, 2023
Plaintiffs lawyers at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll reached a $1 billion settlement with Wells Fargo & Co. in what's poised to be one of the 20 largest shareholder settlements of all-time if approved.
First up are lawyers at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, the co-lead counsel in shareholder litigation against Wells Fargo & Co. claiming the bank misled investors about reforms after its 2016 fake accounts scandal. The bank this week agreed to pay $1 billion, which would be one of the 20 largest shareholder settlements of all-time if approved. The deal got preliminary sign-off from U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan within 24 hours of filing. The Bernstein Litowitz team includes Max Berger, who led settlement negotiations, John Browne, Jeroen van Kwawegen, Hannah Ross, Jonathan Uslaner and senior associate Lauren Cruz. The Cohen Milstein team includes Steven Toll, Laura Posner and Molly Bowen.