NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Labaton Sucharow, one of the world’s leading complex litigation firms representing clients in securities, corporate governance and shareholder rights, and consumer protection and data privacy litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution, is pleased to announce its 2024 promotions.
Guillaume Buell, Melissa H. Nafash, and Jonathan Waisnor have been promoted to Partner, and Joseph Cotilletta promoted to Of Counsel.
“We are proud of the significant contributions these exceptional lawyers have made, and we look forward to their continued success as they join our next generation of leaders” – Jonathan Gardner, Managing Partner.
Guillaume Buell focuses his practice on securities law, representing investors based in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe in connection with domestic and international securities litigation, corporate governance matters, and shareholder rights disputes. His clients include a wide range of pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies, and other sophisticated investors. As part of the Firm’s Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice, which is one of the first of its kind, Guillaume serves as liaison counsel to institutional investors in select overseas matters. Guillaume has been recognized by Lawdragon as a Next Generation Lawyer.
Melissa H. Nafash is Co-Chair of the Firm’s ADR Practice. She represents over 695,000 individual clients in matters regarding data breaches, misuse of personal data, cryptocurrency, consumer finance, investment losses, and personal banking litigation. In addition, Melissa has brought high-profile cases against Samsung and Motorola for violations of their arbitration clauses. Highly regarded in her practice, Melissa has been recognized by The National Law Journal‘s “Elite Trial Lawyers,” Lawdragon, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Euromoney’s Women in Business Law.
Jonathan Waisnor is Co-Chair of the Firm’s ADR Practice. He represents over 695,000 individual clients in matters regarding data breaches, misuse of personal data, cryptocurrency, consumer finance, investment losses, and personal banking litigation. As Co-Chair, Jonathan helped develop the Firm’s groundbreaking ADR Practice in response to the use of mandatory arbitration clauses by companies in consumer contracts. The ADR Practice has achieved over $100 million in recoveries for over 200,000 of the Firm’s clients, in some of the largest consumer cases in recent history. Jonathan has been recognized by Lawdragon as a Next Generation Lawyer.
Joseph Cotilletta focuses his practice on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional and individual investors. He also represents investors in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation. Joe was a part of the team that secured the historic $1 billion cash settlement three weeks before trial in In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation, the largest shareholder settlement ever in any state court in America and the 17th largest shareholder settlement of all time in federal and state court, and he was a part of the team that secured a $39 million recovery in a securities class action against WWE. He has earned recognition from The National Law Journal’s “Elite Trial Lawyers.”
About the Firm
Labaton Sucharow LLP is one of the world’s leading complex litigation firms. The Firm has been recognized for its excellence by the courts and peers, and it is consistently ranked in leading industry publications. Offices are located in New York, NY, Wilmington, DE, and Washington, D.C. More information about Labaton Sucharow is available at labaton.com.
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