Joseph R. Beige
Joseph R. Beige received his bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Long Island University and received his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law Center in 1995. After law school, Mr. Beige practiced law as both outside and in-house counsel to various publicly-traded corporations. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Beige was a partner in the Law Office of Jack Stuart Beige & Associates, LLP, where he concentrated his practice on commercial and general civil litigation.
Mr. Beige has been involved in the successful prosecution of numerous class actions on behalf of aggrieved investors, including, In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation, Inc., No. 04-CV-8144 (CM) (S.D.N.Y.) ($400 million recovery); In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation, No. 04-374 (JAP) (D.N.J.) (U.S. settlement with a minimum cash value of $138.3 million and a contingent value of more than $180 million, in addition to a $350 million related European settlement that the Firm was substantially responsible for obtaining); In re Cigna Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 02-CV-8088 (E.D. Pa.) ($93 million recovery); In re Atlas Energy, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, No. 5990-VCL (Del. Ch.) (settlement providing an additional $7.45 million in merger consideration for Atlas Energy shareholders); In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation, No. MDL-1586 (E.D. Md.) ($3.3 million cash settlement in addition to significant corporate governance reforms); and In re Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 7328-VCN (Del. Ch.) (on the heels of their expedited discovery and preliminary injunction application, the Firm helped obtain tens of millions of dollars of extra consideration for Great Wolf shareholders, as well as eliminated “don’t ask/don’t waive” standstill agreements).
Mr. Beige is currently working on several securities fraud class actions against numerous issuers for allegedly misleading investors, including In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-CV-11117 (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement in excess of $100 million), in which the Firm represents investors who lost millions of dollars in hedge funds that invested with Bernard L. Madoff and In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 8110-VCN (Del. Ch.).
Mr. Beige is also active in the Firm’s consumer and antitrust class action practice, having worked on consumer cases such as Arties’ Auto Body v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co., No. 08-CV-03-019161415 (Conn. Super. Ct.) and more recently, representing clients in matters involving deceptive and anti-competitive conduct in In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, No. 07-MC-0489 (D.D.C.) and In Re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2196 (N.D. Ohio).
Mr. Beige is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.