John Halebian, a named partner with the firm, graduated from Georgetown University (undergraduate) and Villanova Law School where he served on the Law Review as a Case and Comments Editor and as Editor-in-Chief of The Docket, the law school newspaper. Since graduating from law school, he has specialized in federal and state corporate and commercial litigation with an emphasis on class actions and securities litigation. Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Halebian had primary responsibility for handling numerous complex commercial litigations and federal securities class actions that involved the defense of lawyers and accountants, and officers and directors of public companies. Several of these litigations involved jury and bench trials. Subsequently, Mr. Halebian's practice concentrated on representing shareholders in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation and he has continued to handle numerous large complex corporate and commercial litigations. Mr. Halebian has served as lead or co-lead counsel or as a member of an executive or steering committee in numerous class action shareholder litigations around the country that were successfully prosecuted to conclusion. In 2002, Mr. Halebian was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Global Crossing Securities Litigation in the Southern District of New York, which was settled for approximately $450 million. More recently, Mr. Halebian has been appointed as lead counsel or a member of an executive committee in several nationwide wage and hour class actions that have led to significant settlements or are still pending. Mr. Halebian has also prosecuted, defended and tried to conclusion numerous complex commercial and securities fraud litigations on behalf of individual claimants and companies before the New York Stock Exchange the National Association of Securities Dealers, FINRA and the American Arbitration Association. These actions generally involved brokerage customer claims of churning or unsuitable investments. Admitted: 1978, New York; United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Eighth and Ninth Circuits and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association; and the Federal Bar Council.