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Gregg M. Fishbein

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Gregg M. Fishbein
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Overview

Since joining the firm in July of 1994, Mr. Fishbein has specialized in class action and other complex commercial litigation. During the past twenty years of practice, he has been continuously active in class and complex litigation, including representation of plaintiff classes. He was on the trial team in Rainforest Café, Inc. v. State of Wisconsin Investment Board, et al., a shareholder rights action tried in the State Court of Minnesota on behalf of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Central Florida Investments, and 70 other former investors in the Rainforest Café. Mr. Fishbein was also part of the team that assisted plaintiffs' lead counsel in the In Re Worldcom Securities Litigation, a case that settled for over $6.1 billion.

Representative Cases

  • In re American Express Financial Advisors Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 1:04-CV-1773 (S.D.N.Y.) — securities class action which resulted in recovery of $100 million for the class.
  • In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litigation, MDL No. 1500 (S.D.N.Y.) — securities class action which resulted in recovery of $2.65 billion for the class.
  • In re OM Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 1:02 CV 2163 (N.D. Ohio) — securities class action which resulted in recovery of $92.4 million for the class.
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, et al. v. Freddie Mac, et al., MDL No. 1584 (S.D.N.Y.) (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Securities Litigation) — securities class action which resulted in recovery of $410 million for the class.
  • In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation, No. 07-CU-05295 (C.D, Cal.) — securities class action which resulted in recovery of $624 million for the class.
  • In re Worldcom, Inc. Securities Litigation No. 02-CV-3288 (S.D. NY) — Securities class action which resulted in recovery of $6.13 billion for plaintiffs.

Presentations

  • The Charming Bernie Madoff Or, How Madoff fooled, bribed, lied and otherwise misled the SEC for at least 16 years. Presented at the 2010 Made In America institutional investor conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • How a New, More Powerful SEC Will Impact Your Funds. Presented at the Annual Public Safety Pension & Benefits Seminar presented by the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010
  • Post-Election Recap: How the Elections Will Affect Your Funds. Presented at the Annual Public Safety Pension & Benefits Seminar presented by the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009.
  • Portfolio Monitoring: Not Just for Your Stock Holdings. Presented at the Annual Public Safety Pension & Benefits Seminar presented by the National Association of Police Organizations, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008.

Publications

  • Internet Privacy: Does The Use of "Cookies" Give Rise To A Private Cause Of Action For Invasion Of Privacy In Minnesota? Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. Volume 27, Number 3 (2001)

Civic Associations

  • Minnesota Urban Debate League Board Member
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools Financial Advisory Council
  • City of Plymouth Charter Commission

Education

  • Drake University, 1989, with honors, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers

Bar Admissions

  • 1989, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court