PROFILEDARREN J. ROBBINS is a founding partner of the Firm and oversees the Firm's mergers and acquisition practice. Mr. Robbins has extensive experience in federal and state securities class action litigation, and has recovered more than $600 million for shareholders serving as lead counsel in numerous securities class actions including In re TXU Sec. Litig. ($150 million recovery plus significant corporate governance reforms); In re Prison Realty Sec. Litig. ($120 million recovery); and In re Dollar Gen. Sec. Litig. ($172.5 million recovery).
In January 2007, Mr. Robbins was recognized as one of the American Lawyer's Young Litigators 45 and Under for making significant strides in the securities litigation field. Similarly, Mr. Robbins received the California Lawyers Attorney of the Year Award in 2004 for his role as lead counsel in In re Hanover Compressor Sec. Litig., which resulted in an $85 million recovery for shareholders and landmark corporate governance reforms.
Mr. Robbins is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars and has lectured on a wide-range of topics related to securities litigation including: Prosecuting and Defending Shareholder Derivative Suits to Force Corporate Change in the Post-Enron World (2005); Corporate Governance Forum (2005); Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute, Corporate Governance Litigation (2004); International Foundation of Employees Benefit Plans, How to Deal with Class Action Litigation (2004); Advanced Securities Law Workshop (2004); Practice Before the Federal Magistrates (2004); Business Law Annual Meeting, Third-Party Liability in the Post-Enron Environment (2003); Tillinghast-Towers Perrin Seminar on Directors & Officers Liability, Rapid Growth in Securities Class Action Recoveries Post-PSLRA (2003); Directors Roundtable, Battling Over Corporate Disclosure, The Revolution in Securities Class Actions (2002); Business Ethics and Corporate Governance in the Post-Enron World (2002); CALBIOsummit, Class Action Litigation and Prevention (2002); The Opal Financial Group and COLT, Third Annual Investment Education Symposium (2001); Maximizing Returns from Class Actions (2001); and Directors Roundtable (1997). Mr. Robbins is also the co-author of “The Race to the Bottom: Bidding for Lead Counsel and its Impact on Securities Class Actions” presented by the Practicing Law Institute Securities Workshop (2001).
Mr. Robbins received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt School of Law.
His firm has recovered billions of dollars for shareholders while serving as lead counsel in numerous securities class actions.
With a string of settlements exceeding $100M already to his name, Robbins is sure to be one of the most dominant forces in securities litigation for many years to come.
His probe into Dollar General generated 172 million “generals” for its shareholders, and he clashed with Hanover Compressor for a medical-benefits trust.
The securities class action rainmaker represents the regents of the University of California in its claims against Enron.
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