Raphael Janove


  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    To'ar Mechina, 2006
  • The American University
    B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
  • The University of Chicago Law School
    J.D., with high honors, 2014
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
    • Recipient, The Douglas Baird Prize in Commercial Law
    • Articles Editor,The University of Chicago Law Review
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • USCA, First Circuit
  • USCA, Third Circuit
  • USCA, Fourth Circuit
  • USCA, Seventh Circuit
  • USCA, Ninth Circuit
  • USDC, Southern District of New York
  • USDC, Eastern District of New York
  • USDC, Northern District of Illinois

Raphael Janove, an associate of the Firm, represents investors and consumers in securities litigation and class actions. Mr. Janove started his career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City, where he defended large financial institutions in SEC and CFTC investigations, FINRA arbitrations, and large class actions.

Most recently, he worked at a litigation boutique in Chicago, representing a major fossil-fuel refiner in nationwide global-warming lawsuits, defending one of the country’s largest agricultural cooperatives in a billion dollar antitrust action, conducting fact and deposition discovery in an antitrust class action against the nation’s two leading door manufacturers, and pursuing multimillion dollar recoveries on behalf of his clients in international arbitrations.

In addition, Mr. Janove clerked for the Honorable Paul S. Diamond of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Janove has also published articles in law reviews, Bloomberg Law, and Law360.

During law school, Mr. Janove served as an Articles Editor on The University of Chicago Law Review and was a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar. At graduation, he received the Douglas Baird Prize in Commercial Law for his academic achievement in corporate finance, legal accounting, corporate reorganizations, secured transactions, and securities. Prior to law school, Mr. Janove taught English at a private school in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

Ongoing Cases
  • In January 2019, Kessler Topaz filed a class action in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of a U.S. institutional investor against Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP), its CEO Thomas R. Greco, and its former CFO Thomas Okray.  The complaint alleges that Greco and Okray disregarded internal forecasts of negative sales growth and made materially false and misleading statements regarding AAP’s ability to deliver “positive” sales and operating margin growth in fiscal year 2017.    

    On February 7, 2020, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews sustained in large part the investors’ claims.  Discovery is ongoing.