Who would have thought we’d be handing out kudos to Milberg LLP three years after firm predecessor Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman was indicted for kicking back legal fees to class action plaintiffs? Who would have thought the firm would survive in any way, shape or form — much less that it would continue scoring significant settlements?

Funny thing about plaintiffs attorneys: They’re a tenacious bunch. Milberg partner Brad Friedman summed up the mindset when the National Law Journal‘s Jeff Jeffrey asked him recently why he hadn’t jumped ship during the drama.