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Class Action Litigation 2015

Author(s): Jayne A. Goldstein, Howard S. Suskin
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: Jul 2015
PLI Item #: 58846
CHB Spine #: H990

Jayne A. Goldstein joined Pomerantz LLP as the resident partner in its Florida office in 2013. She is admitted to practice law in the States of Florida and Illinois, as well as in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third and Eleventh Circuits. In addition to these courts and jurisdictions, Jayne has worked on cases with local and co-counsel throughout the country and worldwide. 
Jayne's practice is concentrated on representing clients in securities, antitrust and consumer cases, as well as complex commercial litigation. She currently represents individuals, institutional investors and labor organizations in a variety of complex commercial litigation, including complex litigation, violations of federal and state antitrust and securities laws and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has played a principal role handling securities litigation that resulted in recoveries of over $100 million. Jayne currently represents clients as co-lead counsel in significant securities, antitrust and consumer class action litigation. In addition, Jayne has significant experience representing clients in unfair and deceptive trade practice litigation, as well as deceptive advertising cases.  Jayne has also led discovery teams in major national litigation that resulted in recoveries of over $100 million.

Jayne is a member of the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys. Jayne is a contributor to a book published by the American Bar Association, The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. She resides in Florida with her family. She is active in community affairs and charitable work in Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice.   Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters, including class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, insider trading investigations and broker-dealer issues.  He serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and for self-regulatory organizations including the Chicago Board Options Exchange,  FINRA and the National Futures Association.  Mr. Suskin is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as Co-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee.  Mr. Suskin currently serves as General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and served previously as a member of the CBA’s Board of Managers and as  Chairman of the CBA’s Class Action Committee, Bench & Bar Committee, Financial & Investment Services Committee and Securities Law Committee.   Mr. Suskin is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, and The Deal, has served as a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, and serves on the faculty of Practising Law Institute.  He has lectured extensively and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-author of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation.  Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized Mr. Suskin’s work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law.  He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for commercial litigation, Illinois Super Lawyers has seven times named him a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer” and he was named a “Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2015.   Mr. Suskin graduated from Northwestern University with distinction, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review.