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Mario Alba
Charter Member
Securities Law

58 S Service Rd, 200, Melville, NY 11747

 

Mario Alba is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Melville office. He is a member of the Firm’s Institutional Outreach Team, which provides advice to the Firm’s institutional clients, including numerous public pension systems and Taft-Hartley funds throughout the United States, and consults with them on issues relating to corporate fraud in the U.S. securities markets, as well as corporate governance issues and shareholder litigation. Some of Mario’s institutional clients are currently involved in securities cases involving: Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.; Reckitt Benckiser Group plc; Livent Corporation; Ryanair Holdings plc; Southwest Airlines Co.; Impax Laboratories Inc.; Super Micro Computer, Inc.; Skechers USA, Inc.; and XPO Logistics, Inc. Mario’s institutional clients are also involved in other types of class actions, namely: In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, In re Epipen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, Forth v. Walgreen Co., and In re Humira (Adalimumab) Antitrust Litigation.

Mark Astarita
Charter Member
Securities Law

11 Broadway, Suite 615, New York, NY 10004

 

Mr. Astarita has concentrated his work in the area of securities regulation and litigation. During his career he has primarily represented stock brokers, investment advisors, compliance officers as well as their firms, in all aspects of their business and regulatory affairs. His representation includes all regulatory and compliance matters related to brokerage firms, hedge funds and investment advisors including federal and state registration and examinations, court litigation, securities arbitrations, disciplinary proceedings, and regulatory investigations.

Aelish Baig
Charter Member
Securities Law

155 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

 

Aelish Marie Baig is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Francisco office. She specializes in federal securities and consumer class actions. She focuses primarily on securities fraud litigation on behalf of individual and institutional investors, including state and municipal pension funds, Taft-Hartley funds, and private retirement and investment funds. Aelish has litigated a number of cases through jury trial, resulting in multi-million dollar awards and settlements for her clients, and has prosecuted securities fraud, consumer and derivative actions obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries against corporations such as Wells Fargo, Verizon, Celera, Pall and Prudential. Aelish, along with other Robbins Geller attorneys, is currently leading the effort on behalf of cities and counties around the country in In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation. Additionally, she prosecuted an action against Wells Fargo’s directors and officers accusing the giant of engaging in the robosigning of foreclosure papers so as to mass-process home foreclosures, a practice which contributed significantly to the 2008-2009 financial crisis. The resulting settlement was worth more than $67 million in cash, corporate preventative measures and new lending initiatives for residents of cities devastated by Wells Fargo’s alleged unlawful foreclosure practices. Aelish was part of the litigation and trial team in White v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, which resulted in a $25 million settlement and Verizon\'s agreement to an injunction restricting its ability to impose early termination fees in future subscriber agreements. She was also part of the team that prosecuted dozens of stock option backdating actions, securing tens of millions of dollars in cash recoveries as well as the implementation of comprehensive corporate governance enhancements for numerous companies victimized by their directors’ and officers’ fraudulent stock option backdating practices. Additionally, Aelish prosecuted an action against Prudential Insurance for its alleged failure to pay life insurance benefits to beneficiaries of policyholders it knew or had reason to know had died, resulting in a settlement in excess of $30 million. Aelish has been named a California Trailblazer by The Recorder and a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She joined the Firm in 2004 after having previously practiced with Lawless & Lawless in the area of employment discrimination where she litigated and tried numerous cases to successful outcomes. Aelish serves as a Board member for Legal Aid at Work, a highly respected non-profit organization committed to enforcing and strengthening the civil and employment rights of low-wage workers in California and across the country. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and her Juris Doctor degree from American University, where she was senior editor of the Administrative Law Review.

Dominick Barbieri
Charter Member
Securities Law

1270 Avenue of the Americas, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10020

 

Devin Bone
Charter Member
Securities Law

7457 Franklin Road, Suite 200, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

 

Mr. Bone joined Paesano Akkashian Apkarian, P.C., as an associate attorney in August of 2015. He quickly established himself as skilled trial attorney, litigating matters in state and federal court throughout Michigan and the United States. Devin accepted a partnership position in April of 2019 and oversees the firm’s securities litigation and compliance practice. Devin’s securities practice includes both litigation and transactional matters. On the litigation side, he represents public and private companies in shareholder disputes and investigations brought by the SEC or other government agencies. Devin has experience litigating securities matters in courts and private arbitrations around the United States. He also maintains a FINRA arbitration practice, representing both customers and brokers in investment disputes, employment claims, or other industry matters. On the compliance side, Devin advises companies on reporting requirements under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This includes advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private capital raises. In addition to his securities practice, Devin maintains a general commercial and employment litigation practice. He represents companies and individuals in a variety of matters, ranging from contract disputes to discrimination claims. He regularly represents automotive suppliers in disputes involving down-stream suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and competitors engaging in unfair trade practices.