Class Action Recovery for Mutual Funds provides timely insight on developments affecting institutional investors. The blog serves as a resource for news and analysis of developments most pertinent to mutual funds and pension funds, their directors and officers, and their outside counsel as they pursue strategies to fulfill their fiduciary duties and maximize recovery from class actions and other settlements.

Our editors and contributors – attorneys from Mintz Levin’s Institutional Investor Class Action Recovery Practice – have decades of experience representing and counseling clients on matters relating to investor settlements, opt-outs, foreign cases, and separate investor actions. The firm has helped clients recover billions of dollars, including several hundred million dollars in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Editor

Joel Rothman

Joel Rothman

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Joel is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. He advises institutional investors with respect to securities class actions, with a focus on evaluating opt-out opportunities and foreign actions. He regularly advises clients at all stages of civil litigation, from pre-litigation counseling and investigation through discovery, trial, and the appeals process.

Contributors

David Barres Mintz Levin

David Barres

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David is a Member in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including complex breach-of-contract, fraud, and securities matters. David has extensive experience representing banks in bankruptcy litigations and other commercial matters, and has arbitrated and mediated numerous international and domestic commercial disputes. His experience includes obtaining an arbitration award of more than $100 million on behalf of banks and an insurer arising from a Eurobond default.

 

Rob Kidwell Mintz Levin

Rob Kidwell

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Rob is a Member based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He provides competition and regulatory counseling to clients from across the country and around the world, in high-profile antitrust and litigation matters. Rob has written and spoken widely on litigation risk management and cost containment, developments in the law, and on issues faced by businesses when they interact with federal and state enforcers and administrative agencies.

 

John Nucci

John Nucci

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John is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. He focuses on a wide variety of litigation matters and has experience in all phases of litigation. Prior to joining Mintz Levin, John served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Appellate Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Kevin Mortimer

Kevin Mortimer

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Kevin is an Associate based in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on a wide range of litigation matters, including real estate disputes and construction law. In addition, Kevin brings an educational background in economics to his work on matters concerning institutional class action recovery, securities litigation, and commercial litigation.

 

Peter Saparoff

Peter Saparoff

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Peter is a Member in the firm’s Boston office and co-chairs the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice. He is one of the nation’s leading securities litigators and he has represented clients in well over 100 cases, investigations, and proceedings throughout the country. He has successfully defended SEC investigations, class actions, derivative suits, stock exchange proceedings, and state securities investigations, and has handled numerous FINRA arbitrations, among other matters.

 

Bruce Sokler Mintz Levin

Bruce Sokler

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Bruce is Chair of the Antitrust Practice and is based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. His practice includes antitrust counseling and representation in connection with federal and state governmental matters, including merger and cartel matters, as well as private antitrust litigation, including class actions. In the communications area, Bruce counsels and represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and the courts in a wide variety of matters, including rulemakings and their judicial review, constitutional issues raised by FCC actions, and merger reviews.