Steven B. Singer

Director of Litigation
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Bio

Steven B. Singer, Director of Litigation, oversees the Firm’s securities litigation practice. Mr. Singer brings his tireless advocacy on behalf of shareholders, as well as his nearly 30 years of trial and litigation experience at the top of the field.

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 over $12 billion 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).

As demonstrated by recent wins and accomplishments, Mr. Singer has had another extraordinary year. Mr. Singer helped Saxena White achieve nearly $300 million in monetary recoveries alongside major corporate governance reforms, establishing valuable precedent to prevent future C-Suite misconduct. Recent settlements include cases involving FirstEnergy Corp. ($180 million recovery — the largest in Sixth Circuit history and among the largest derivative recoveries ever), DaVita Inc. ($135 million recovery), Goldman Sachs ($79.5 million monetary recovery—the second largest derivative recovery in the history of the Second Circuit), and Patterson Companies, Inc. ($63 million recovery). Mr. Singer also led the Saxena White litigation team that successfully recovered a $240 million cash payment in a derivative action involving Wells Fargo & Company. The settlement includes one of the largest insurance-funded monetary components of any shareholder derivative settlement.

In addition, Mr. Singer has been significantly involved 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. In 2023, Mr. Singer was named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360.  Additionally, he has been selected as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon for the last several years, a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and as one of the “Leading Lawyers” in securities litigation by the Legal 500 US Guide — one of only seven plaintiffs’ attorneys so recognized.

Mr. Singer graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1988, and from Northwestern University School of Law in 1991.

Admissions & Affiliations

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education

 

  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD
  • Duke University, BA