Ropes & Gray Named One of Top Five Securities Litigation Groups of Year

In The News
January 10, 2011

Ropes & Gray was named one of the leading securities litigation practices in the country in 2010 by Law 360, which profiled five firms that “established a track record in 2010 for handling – and prevailing on – the biggest and most important matters of the year.” Describing the landscape in 2010, Law 360’s editors wrote, “In a year of big decisions and even bigger settlements in the securities arena, a handful of firms stood out for their ability to score results that not only protected their clients but also influenced the future of the law.”

“One of the things we as a firm, and we as a group, really put a huge premium on is synergies and teamwork,” Randy Bodner, leader of Ropes & Gray’s securities litigation practice said in a Jan. 7 Law 360 article about the firm. “So we're not based on a star system, but rather the star is the team here.”

The article cited the securities litigation team’s performance for clients in significant matters, including: 

  • Jones v. Harris,  a U.S. Supreme Court victory with major implications for the mutual fund industry; 
  • Securing a non-prosecution agreement with the SEC for children’s clothing marketer Carter’s Inc., the first non-prosecution agreement since the SEC launched its Enforcement Cooperation Initiative;
  • Representing three former senior officers of Freddie Mac in litigation over the lender's exposure to subprime mortgages;
  • And several wins for clients in merger-related shareholder suits.

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Ropes & Gray has one of the largest and most experienced securities litigation practices in the country. The firm serves as general or special counsel to more than 100 public companies and advises more than 500 mutual funds or fund boards.