|[October 23, 2013]
Hagens Berman Named to National Law Journal Plaintiffs' Hot List Fifth Year in Row
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP (HBSS) today was named to the National
Law Journal's prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List for the fifth year in a
The award is given each year to law firms that do "exemplary,
cutting-edge work on the plaintiffs' side" and who have demonstrated "an
impressive track record of wins."
"We are very honored that the National Law Journal once again recognized
our work representing plaintiffs in complex litigation," said Steve
Berman, managing partner and co-founder of HBSS. "Our entire staff,
including attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff, work extremely
hard every day, producing amazing results for consumers, investors,
whistleblowers, inventors and others."
HBSS was first named to the list in 2006, and has been named five years
in a row. It is one of the few firms nationally to have taken the honor
NLJ recognized Hagens Berman's work on several high-profile cases
including acting as co-lead counsel in the Toyota sudden, unintended
acceleration lawsuit. The firm secured a record $1.6 billion settlement
in the case, which the judge approved last July, noting that the
settlement results were "extraordinary" and an example of "great
NLJ also praised Hagens Berman's role as lead cunsel in the
electronic-books antitrust MDL in New York alleging that the nation's
largest e-book publishers and Apple (News - Alert), Inc. conspired to fix e-book
prices. Hagens Berman worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and 33
state attorneys general and won preliminary approval of settlements with
the only two remaining publisher defendants, MacMillan and Penguin.
These settlements will, once approved, return tens of millions of
dollars to consumers who allegedly paid more for e-books because of
Finally, NLJ praised Hagens Berman's managing partner Steve W. Berman,
noting that in interviews with the publication, opposing counsel
referred to him as a "difficult adversary," but also "honest and direct."
Hagens Berman was founded in Seattle in 1993 and is most well-known for
class-action work on behalf of consumers. The firm has grown steadily
over the years, now encompassing nine offices across the country with a
truly nationwide practice. The firm's scope has also expanded, and now
includes securities, investment fraud, product liability, personal
injury, antitrust, consumer fraud, employment, environmental protection,
intellectual property and whistleblower cases.
The National Law Journal publishes the Plaintiffs' Hot List annually.
This year's list appeared on Oct. 21, 2013.
Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a class-action law firm
with offices in nine cities. The firm represents consumers,
whistleblowers, investors and workers in complex litigation. More about
the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com.
The firm's blog can be found at www.classactionlawtoday.com.
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