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Robert C. Finkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Wolf Popper LLP
845 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6601
Phone: 212-451-9620
Fax: 212-486-2093
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2013 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1982
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Securities Litigation
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Wolf Popper LLP in New York City, New York, Robert C. Finkel devotes his practice to matters involving securities litigation, consumer fraud, and derivative and corporate transactional litigation. During a distinguished legal career spanning almost four decades, Mr. Finkel has advocated on behalf of individuals, organizations and government agencies in the Tri-State Area. He recovered $235 million for the New Jersey Division of Investment in cases against Motorola Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and he helped to secure recoveries of $225 in a case involving an investment fund connected to the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Mr. Finkel earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1981. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of New York, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits. Mr. Finkel has written extensively on a variety of legal matters, and articles written by him on subjects including shareholder voting rights and ERISA class actions have been published by the New York Law Journal.

In addition to participating in securities fraud and shareholder class actions that led to recoveries of more than $800 million, Mr. Finkel has argued successfully in both state and federal appeals courts. Due to his success in the courtroom and his adherence to the very highest professional and ethical standards, Mr. Finkel has earned the AV Preeminent* rating through the peer review firm Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating possible. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Securities Litigation

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2013 - 2021

About Robert C. Finkel

First Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.wolfpopper.com/attorney/robert_c_finkel

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In re Donnkenny, Inc. Securities Litigation, 171 F.R.D. 156 (S.D.N.Y. 1997) (appointing lead plaintiff)
  • Lerch v. Citizens First Bancorp, Inc., 144 F.R.D. 247 (D.N.J. 1992) (granting plaintiffs’ motion for class certification); 805 F.R.D. 1142 (D.N.J. 1992) (denying defendants’ motion to dismiss complaint)
  • In re Iomazzo, 149 B.R. 767 (Bankr. D.N.J 1993) (denying defendants’ motion to dismiss complaint)
  • In re Quintel Entertainment Securities Litigation, Inc., 72 F. Supp.2d 283 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) (denying defendants' motion to dismiss)
  • Chalverus v. Pegasystems, Inc., 59 F. Supp.2d 226 (D. Mass. 1999) (denying defendants' motion for summary judgment)
  • In re TCW/DW North American Government Income Trust Securities Litigation, 941 F. Supp. 326 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18485 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 20, 1997) (denying defendants' motion to dismiss and motions to reargue, and granting class certification)
  • In re Gaming Lottery Securities Litigation, [1998 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 90,236 (S.D.N.Y. May 27, 1998) (denying defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint); 58 F. Supp. 2d 62 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) (granting certification of a class consisting of U.S. and Canadian investors), and [2000-2001 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 91,339 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) (granting summary judgment against the individual defendants)
  • In re Providian Financial Corporation Securities Litigation, 152 F. Supp.2d 814 (E.D. Pa. 2001) (denying defendants' motion to dismiss)
  • In re Anicom, Inc. Securities Litigation, [2001 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 91,458 (N.D. Ill. May 15, 2001) (denying defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint)
  • In re Cephalon Securities Litigation, [1998 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. 90,268 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 12, 1998) (granting class certification of a class broadly defined to include short sellers and option traders)
  • In re Transkaryotic Therapies Inc. Securities Litigation, 319 F. Supp. 2d. 152 (D. Mass. 2004) (denying in part defendants' motion to dismiss)
  • In re Motorola Securities Litigation, 03C287 (RRP), 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18250 (Sept. 9, 2004 N.D. Ill.) (denying motion to dismiss the complaint) (N.D. Ill.); 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9530 (Feb. 8, 2007 N.D. Ill.) (denying motion for summary judgment)
  • In re Tycom Ltd. Securities Litigation, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19154 (D.N.H. Sept. 2, 2005) (denying in part defendants' motion to dismiss); 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42970 (D.N.J. 2007) (granting plaintiffs’ motion for class certification)
  • State of New Jersey v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2309 (Law Div. Apr. 23, 2010) (denying defendants’ motion to dismiss); 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2055 (Law Div. Aug. 29, 2012) (denying defendants’ motion for summary judgment)
  • Anwar v. Fairfield Greenwich Limited, 728 F. Supp. 2d 354 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2010) (denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in substantial part)
  • Public Emples. Ret. Sys. of Miss. v. Amedisys, Inc., 769 F.3d 313 (5th Cir. 2014) (reversing District Court dismissal of complaint on ground of loss causation)
  • Northstar Financial Advisors, Inc. v. Schwab Investments, 779 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 2015) (reversing dismissal of state law claims)
  • In re Triarc Companies, Inc. Class and Derivative Litigation, Civil Action No. 15746-NC (Del. Ch.)
  • In re Anicom, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 00-C-4391 (N.D. Ill.) ($11.5 million recovery)
  • In re National TechTeam Securities Litigation, Case No. 97-74587 (E.D. Mich.) ($11 million recovery)
  • In re PictureTel Corp. Securities Litigation; C.A. No. 97-12135-DPW (D. Mass.) ($12 million recovery)
  • In re Medical Care America, Inc. Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 3-92-CV-1996-R (N.D. Tex.) ($12 million recovery)
  • In re Marion Merrell Dow Inc. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 92-0609-CV-W-6 (W.D. Mo.) ($13.85 million recovery)
  • In re Donnkenny Securities Litigation, 96-CV-8452 (MGC) (S.D.N.Y.) ($14.75 million cash and common stock recovery)
  • In re Providian Financial Securities Litigation, MDL 1301 (E.D. Pa.) ($38 million recovery)
  • In re Cephalon Securities Litigation, 96 CV-0633 (E.D. Pa.) ($17 million recovery)
  • In re Columbia Securities Litigation, 89 Civ. 6821 (S.D.N.Y.) ($25 million recovery)
  • In re TCW/DW North American Government Income Trust, 95 Civ. 0167 (PKL) (S.D.N.Y.); ($30 million recovery)
  • In re Amedisys, Inc. Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 10-00395-BAJ-RB (M.D. La.) ($43.75 million recovery)
  • In re Transkaryotic Therapies Inc. Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 03-10165-RWZ (D. Mass.) ($50 million recovery)
  • In re Service Corp. International, Case No. H-99-280 (S.D. Tex.) ($65 million recovery)
  • In re TyCom Ltd. Securities Litigation, MDL Docket No. 02-1335-B (D.N.H.) ($79.1 million recovery)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • Tax Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits

Educational Background

  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business (B.S., 1978); College of Arts and Sciences (B.A., 1978)
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Office Location for Robert C. Finkel

845 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6601

Phone: 212-451-9620

Fax: 212-486-2093

Last Updated: 6/3/2021

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