Judicial Praise and Recognition
Judges have long looked to Bernstein Liebhard LLP and its attorneys to serve in leadership roles for scores of high-profile and complex litigations, including cases involving shareholder and consumer rights, as well as injuries caused by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products:
- Appointed Vice-Chair and later Chair of the Executive Committee in In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, one of the largest and most complex securities cases in history.
- Appointed co-liaison counsel and to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in state and federal cases involving thousands of claims concerning injuries resulting from transvaginal mesh implants.
- Appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in a federal multidistrict case involving thousands of claims concerning injuries resulting from metal-on-metal hip implants.
- Appointed Lead Counsel in the securities actions brought by investors in the now-infamous multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Bernard L. Madoff.
- Appointed Co-Lead Counsel representing thousands of affected tenants in a case alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges by New York City landlords.
The Firm and its attorneys have been consistently recognized in the Courts for their exemplary efforts on behalf of plaintiffs. Below is just a sampling of the praise Bernstein Liebhard’s work has garnered from judges around the country:
- “[A]ccomplish[ed] an exceptional result because of the nationwidebenefit to all women diagnosed with [Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome]and the benefit to the medical community.”
Magistrate Judge (now United States District Court Judge) Marcia Morales Howard, commenting on a consumer settlement.
- “[A] sterling indication of what the bar can produce when you have qualified people before it.”
Judge Stephen Bucaria, thanking counsel following oral argument in a consumer action.
- “[H]ighly competent counsel, a counsel that demonstrates consistently to me an incredible work ethic in achieving the benefits that were achieved here.”
Vice Chancellor (now Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice) Myron T. Steele, approving a class action settlement.
- “Extremely thorough professional presentations were made under very trying circumstances … [t]hey were all done to the highest quality of the legal profession, and the advocacy was always aggressive but within the bounds of good professional propriety … thank you for the excellent job that you did.”
Judge Alfred J. Jennings, Jr., commending the firm’s work following the close of a four-week jury trial.