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Jonathan Gardner

Jonathan Gardner

Labaton Sucharow LLP
Partner
New York, NY, USA


Jonathan Gardner's practice focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors. An experienced litigator, he has played an integral role in securing some of the largest class action recoveries against corporate offenders since the onset of the global financial crisis.

Jonathan has led the Firm's representation of investors in many recent high-profile cases including Rubin v. MF Global Ltd., et al., which involved allegations of material misstatements and omissions in a Registration Statement and Prospectus issued in connection with MF Global's IPO in 2007. In November 2011, the case resulted in a recovery of $90 million for investors. Jonathan also represented lead plaintiff City of Edinburgh Council as Administering Authority of the Lothian Pension Fund in In re Lehman Brothers Equity/Debt Securities Litigation, which resulted in settlements exceeding $600 million against Lehman Brothers' former officers and directors, Lehman's former public accounting firm as well the banks that underwrote Lehman Brothers' offerings. In representing lead plaintiff Massachusetts Bricklayers and Masons Trust Funds in an action against Deutsche Bank, Jonathan secured a $32.5 million recovery for a class of investors injured by the Bank's conduct in connection with certain residential mortgage-backed securities.

Most recently, Jonathan was the lead attorney in several matters that resulted in significant recoveries for injured class members, including: In re Hewlett-Packard Company Securities Litigation, resulting in a $57 million recovery; In re Carter's Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $23.3 million recovery against Carter's and certain of its officers as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, its auditing firm; In re Lender Processing Services Inc., involving claims of fraudulent mortgage processing which resulted in a $13.1 million recovery; In re Aeropostale Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $15 million recovery; and In re K-12, Inc. Securities Litigation, resulting in a $6.75 million recovery.

Jonathan has also been responsible for prosecuting several of the Firm's options backdating cases, including In re Monster Worldwide, Inc. Securities Litigation ($47.5 million settlement); In re SafeNet, Inc. Securities Litigation ($25 million settlement); In re Semtech Securities Litigation ($20 million settlement); and In re MRV Communications, Inc. Securities Litigation ($10 million settlement). He also was instrumental in In re Mercury Interactive Corp. Securities Litigation, which settled for $117.5 million, one of the largest settlements or judgments in a securities fraud litigation based on options backdating. Jonathan also represented the Successor Liquidating Trustee of Lipper Convertibles, a convertible bond hedge fund, in actions against the fund's former independent auditor and a member of the fund's general partner as well as numerous former limited partners who received excess distributions. He successfully recovered over $5.2 million for the Successor Liquidating Trustee from the limited partners and $29.9 million from the former auditor.

Practice Areas

Securities Litigation

Corporate Governance & Shareholder Rights Litigation

Derivative Litigation

Education

St. John's University Law School J.D., 1990

American University B.S., B.A., 1987
Order of Omega

Admissions

1991, New York

U.S. Court of Appeals
2010, Second Circuit
2011, Third Circuit
2008, Ninth Circuit
2012, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court
1991, Southern District of New York
1991, Eastern District of New York
2009, Eastern District of Wisconsin
2011, Northern District of Florida

Jonathan Gardner is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Friday, April 07, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation - Prosecuting and Defending the Civil Action: Class Certification, Fact Discovery, Experts and Summary Judgment Motions in Securities Litigation, Friday, April 07, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, New York, NY
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