Industry recognition

National Law Journal – Plaintiffs’ Hot List 2014

Kessler Topaz didn't flinch from bringing some of last year's biggest securities fraud and shareholder derivative actions - and the firm counted more than $5.2 billion in big settlements and judgments. Read more.

Legal Intelligencer – Class Action Litigation Firm of the Year 2012 & 2014

In 2012 and 2014, The Legal Intelligencer selected Kessler Topaz as the Class Action Litigation Firm of the Year. The Legal Intelligencer is the oldest daily law journal published in the United States and it serves the community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. The Legal Intelligencer covers legal news, court decisions, legislation, and analysis and insight by leading legal professionals. The Legal Intelligencer also publishes a variety of special publications each year, including rankings of the top firms in Pennsylvania. Read More.

Benchmark: Plaintiff

Benchmark Plaintiff has, for several years, recognized both Kessler Topaz and a number of its attorneys as national leaders in the field of securities litigation and as local leaders in Pennsylvania and California litigation. Benchmark Plaintiff is a definitive guide to attorneys and law firms who are litigating cases that matter. The list is curated through extensive six-month research. Researchers conduct interviews of both the litigators and their clients. Firms and attorneys that are selected are those that are consistently recommended by others in the business and legal communities for the quality of their litigation professionals and trial work.

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 has continuously recognized Kessler Topaz and a number of its attorneys as leaders in the shareholder litigation field. The Legal 500 has been published for over twenty years and provides comprehensive worldwide coverage of legal services providers in over 100 countries. The Legal 500 is frequently used by private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, CFOs, and professional advisors because of its “definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.”

BTI Consulting Group’s Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms

BTI Consulting Group has listed Kessler Topaz on its “Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms.” BTI Consulting Group is the leading provider of strategic market research for professional services firms. Each year, BTI Consulting Group publishes a “Litigation Outlook” report which includes a list of the firms that are most feared as litigation opponents. The rankings are compiled through about 300 one-on-one interviews with general counsel, litigation heads, or other law department leads. The companies represented in the survey have average annual revenue of approximately $14.3 billion.

American Lawyer Magazine “Litigator of the Week”

In December 2011, The American Lawyer Magazine recognized Firm partner David Kessler as the “Litigator of the Week” for his work in connection with the Lehman Brothers securities litigation matter. The American Lawyer is an award-winning, leading news source that covers legal business, law firms, and lawyers in both the U.S. and around the globe.

". . . I am pleased to approve the settlement. I think it does the best that could be done under the circumstances on behalf of the class. . . . The litigation was complex in both liability and damages and required both professional skill and standing which class counsel demonstrated in abundance."

The Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois