Steven B. Singer is a Director at Saxena White P.A., and oversees the Firm’s securities litigation practice. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Singer was employed for more than 20 years at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, a well-known plaintiffs’ firm, where he served as a senior partner and member of the firm’s management committee.
During his career Mr. Singer has been the lead partner responsible for prosecuting many of the most significant and high-profile securities cases in the country, which collectively have recovered billions of dollars for investors. He led the litigation against Bank of America relating to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch, which resulted in a landmark settlement shortly before trial ($2.43 billion), one of the largest recoveries in history. Mr. Singer’s work on that case was the subject of extensive media coverage, including numerous articles published in The New York Times. He also has substantial trial experience and was one of the lead trial lawyers on the WorldCom Securities Litigation ($6 billion settlement) after a four-week jury trial.
Recently, Mr. Singer led the litigation team that successfully recovered $320 million against Wells Fargo & Company. The settlement includes a $240 million cash payment from Defendants’ insurers-representing the largest insurance-funded monetary component of any shareholder derivative settlement by over $100 million. In addition, Mr. Singer has been lead counsel in numerous other actions that have resulted in substantial settlements, including cases involving Citigroup Inc. ($730 million, representing the second largest recovery in a case brought on behalf of bond purchasers), Lucent Technologies ($675 million), Mills Corp. ($203 million), WellCare Health Plans ($200 million), Satyam Computer Services ($150 million), Biovail Corp. ($138 million), Bank of New York Mellon ($180 million), JP Morgan Chase ($150 million), and one of the largest settlements in 2018, Wilmington Trust ($210 million).
Mr. Singer has been consistently recognized by industry observers for his legal excellence and achievements. He has been selected by Lawdragon magazine as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America,” by Benchmark Plaintiff as a “Litigation Star”, and by the Legal 500 US Guide as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in securities litigation — one of only seven plaintiffs’ attorneys so recognized. Recently, Mr. Singer was named a “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer” by Lawdragon.
Mr. Singer graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1988, and from Northwestern University School of Law in 1991.