Tell us about your biggest client wins this year. In addition to securing 12 securities class action settlements, including helping obtain the fifth-largest securities class action recovery of all time against Petrobras, Labaton Sucharow’s most significant win last year was representing the whistleblower that tipped off the [U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission] on the long-running misconduct at Merrill Lynch. The case resulted in a historic $415 million enforcement action against the bank and a record-breaking $83 million award from the SEC to our clients.

What’s the best lesson you learned as a young lawyer? Overprepare. The court may ask only one question, but it’s almost never the question you think it will ask.

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