Two experienced litigators who worked together at the high-profile civil rights law firm of Kaplan Hecker & Fink have formed a new boutique firm in Manhattan.

Michael Bloch and Benjamin White, who worked together and alongside attorney Roberta Kaplan on the nationally-followed trial of Sines v. Kessler, in which plaintiffs they represented won a historic $26 million verdict against certain organizers and participants in the “Unite the Right” rally for conspiring to commit racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, have opened the firm.