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The Legal 500 - Top Tier 

Kessler Topaz once again receives top recognition in the 2024 edition of the Legal 500 United States rankings. Kessler Topaz is ranked as a Tier 1 M&A Litigation: Plaintiff Law Firm and Tier 1 Securities Litigation: Plaintiff Law Firm - notably one of only two nationwide ranked in M&A Tier 1 and one of four nationwide ranked in Securities Tier 1.

We are also proud of our attorneys who have been recognized in this year’s special edition. Partners Darren J. Check, David Kessler and Lee D. RudyNaumon A. Amjed and J. Daniel Albert received individual recognition as Legal 500’s Leading Lawyers.

The Legal 500 notes “Kessler Topaz has a brilliant team, they are very proactive and capable." The U.S. edition of The Legal 500 is now in its 16th year and, like the other established editions of the guide, is relied upon by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide when they need to instruct outside counsel. The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. Read the 2024 publication here.

The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers Awards

Kessler Topaz was selected as a finalist in the category of Class Action litigation by The National Law Journal as part of the 2024 Elite Trial Awards. Additionally, Counsel to the Firm Asher Alavi who concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of whistleblower litigation, was named a Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar. These awards honor the cutting-edge work of industry-leading plaintiffs firms and individual attorneys across the country. Read the 2024 publication here.

Legal Intelligencer - Class Action Litigation Firm of the Year

In 2012, 2014, 2017, 2020-2024, 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 the 2024 publication here

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers

Lawdragon regularly recognizes Kessler Topaz attorneys in the 500 annual Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers list. Lawdragon lists a group of amazing plaintiff lawyers who principally represents plaintiffs in antitrust, whistleblower, securities fraud, business torts and disputes, and increasingly data privacy claims. They were selected through a rigorous process, established in 2005, combining independent journalistic research with a robust, open nomination process. Final candidates are vetted by peers and competitors before the 500 are selected. Read the 2024 publication here

Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Plaintiff Lawyers

Lawdragon regularly recognizes Kessler Topaz attorneys in the 500 annual Leading Global Plaintiff Lawyers list. This edition recognizes the remarkable, globe-spanning group of advocates who are forging a new day for justice throughout the world. It is also, we believe, the first guide of its kind. These lawyers stand tall as a global movement bringing justice across borders. Its defining ethos is revolutionary – business and other interests now largely transcend jurisdiction, so should no longer be able to cabin responsibilities into outdated strictures. Final candidates are vetted by peers and competitors before the 500 are selected. Read the 2024 publication here

Benchmark Litigation Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms: Top Plaintiff Firm, Highly Recommended Firm

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP has once again been included in the Benchmark Litigation Guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys for 2024.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States, and its annual Guide is the product of a six-month research period that includes extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. Benchmark has for the past several years in a row featured Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP and its attorneys in its annual ranking of Top Plaintiff and Leading Litigation firms in America. The national section identifies the firms and attorneys who have been the recipients of the most vocal and comprehensive peer and client review on a coast-to-coast basis. The multi-state section focuses on firms which have proven to have litigation bench depth and recognition throughout multiple jurisdictions, with litigators acknowledged by Benchmark as stars in multiple offices. And finally, the state firm section recognizes those considered to be the leading legal entities in any of the 50 states. Currently, 14 of the Firm’s attorneys are recognized in the 2024 edition of Benchmark, with the Firm receiving national recognition as one of the Top 12 Plaintiff firms. Further, Kessler Topaz received recognition for its securities work with a “Highly Recommended” grade as a State Litigation Firm in Pennsylvania. Attorneys David Kessler, Marc Topaz, Joseph Meltzer, Darren Check, Stuart Berman, Lee Rudy, Andrew Zivitz, Gregory Castaldo, Sharan Nirmul, Matthew Mustokoff, Geoffrey Jarvis and J. Daniel Albert received individual recognition as Benchmark Litigation Stars, while attorneys Naumon Amjed and Richard Russo received individual recognition as Benchmark Future Stars. Read the 2024 publication here

ISS SCAS - Securities Class Action Services Top 5 Plaintiff Law Firms 2023 & 2024

Kessler Topaz has been listed as a Top 5 plaintiffs’ firm by the ISS Securities Class Action Services (“SCAS”) annual report. The ISS SCAS ranks the top 50 plaintiffs’ law firms by evaluating the dollar value of final recoveries in which the law firm served as lead counsel and the number of settlements achieved. As Top 5, we rank among the top plaintiffs’ law firms for total settlement funds recovered in 2022 and 2023. Read the January 2024 publication here

Benchmark: Shortlist Plaintiff Firm of the Year

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. These awards recognize the country’s most distinguished litigators and their firms for their exemplary work over the past twelve months. After months of peer review-based research and submission reviews, the Benchmark team sets out to uncover the most impactful cases, the lawyers and law firms behind them, and the litigators who have paved the way. Read the 2023 publication here

National Law Journal - Trailblazers Plaintiffs' Lawyers

The National Law Journal names Kessler Topaz's Sharan Nirmul as a 2021 Plaintiff's Lawyers Trailblazer and Lee D. Rudy as a 2022 Plaintiff's Lawyers Trailblazer. Read the 2021 Publication here. Read the 2022 Publication here

Law 360 - Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar

Law360's 2021 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar includes 11 lawyers, spans the U.S., and includes many heavyweights in the fields of antitrust, securities, and class action law. It includes firm executives, teachers, and advocates, as well as champions of diverse legal theories holding corporations accountable and protecting the rights of consumers. Read the 2021 publication here

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"

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.

National Law Journal - Plaintiff's Hot List

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 $11 billion in big settlements and judgments.

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