Mr. Haber has over 25 years of experience. Before starting the firm with Mr. Freiberger, Mr. Haber was the principal of his own practice. Prior to the opening of that firm, he spent sixteen years as a member of a New York City plaintiffs’ law firm, where he concentrated his practice in complex class action litigation involving securities fraud and shareholders’ rights, as well as whistleblower litigation and corporate counseling. Prior to joining that firm, Mr. Haber was associated with, and later a member of, a New York City plaintiffs’ law firm, where he represented plaintiffs in complex securities and consumer fraud class actions, antitrust class actions, and shareholders’ rights litigation. Upon graduation from law school in 1988, Mr. Haber was associated with a New York City law firm, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex securities, commodities, and shareholder litigations in state and federal courts across the country.
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Mr. Haber has been recognized as a leading lawyer in securities litigation by SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE (2008–2010; 2012–2016) and by SUPER LAWYERS BUSINESS EDITION (2011, 2013, and 2016). Mr. Haber has been repeatedly recommended in THE LEGAL 500 (2011–2012; 2014–2016) and was recognized as a “local litigation star” for his securities work in the 2013–2015 editions of BENCHMARK PLAINTIFF.
Mr. Haber has been lead counsel, co-lead counsel, or executive committee member in a number of notable and successful class action litigations, which collectively resulted in over $1 billion in settlements to the respective classes, including:
- In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation ($400 million);
- In re Beacon Associates Litigation(Investment Counsel: $219 million, resolving claims in the In re Beacon Associates Litigation and In re JP Jeanneret Associates Inc. class actions, as well as several lawsuits in federal and New York State court against the settling defendants, including suits brought by the United States Department of Labor and the New York Attorney General);
- In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Securities Litigation (obtained a U.S. settlement with a minimum cash value of $138.3 million and a contingent value of more than $180 million, as well as an additional $28.34 million secured in connection with a related European settlement of $350 million that he was substantially responsible for obtaining);
- In re Taxable Municipal Bonds Litigation ($110 million recovery);
- In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation(more than $100 million);
- In re Banc One Securities Litigation ($45 million);
- In re Beazer Homes U.S.A., Inc. Securities Litigation ($30.5 million);
- In re Lumenis Securities Litigation ($20.1 million);
- In re Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd. Securities Litigation ($20 million);
- In re JDN Realty Corp. Securities Litigation($16.8 million);
- In re Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation ($15 million);
- In re Willbros Group, Inc. Securities Litigation ($10.5 million);
- Cheney v. Cyberguard Corp. ($10 million); and
- In re Kit Digital Inc. Securities Litigation($6,001,999).
Mr. Haber has also been lead counsel, co-lead counsel, or executive committee member in a number of successful shareholder rights litigations, including:
- In re The Times Mirror Co. Shareholders Litigation (settlement benefit in excess of $20 million);
- In re Home Shopping Network Inc. Derivative Litigation (settlement benefit in excess of $20 million);
- Edge Partners L.P. v. Dockser (settlement benefit in excess of $11 million); and
- In re Archer Daniels Midlands Corp. Derivative Litigation (corporate governance reforms and monetary benefit in excess of $8 million).
Mr. Haber further served as lead counsel in a precedent-setting decision under the Investment Company Act of 1940 regarding the independence of directors serving on multiple boards of mutual funds operated by the same investment company.
In addition, Mr. Haber has been a member of multiple trial teams in civil cases and has conducted numerous securities arbitrations.