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Ms. Ross, a partner at BLB&G, is involved in a variety of the firm’s litigation practice areas, focusing in particular on securities fraud, shareholder rights and other complex commercial matters. She has two decades of experience as a civil and criminal litigator, and represents the firm’s institutional investor clients as counsel in a number of major pending actions.
A key member and leader of trial teams that have recovered billions of dollars for investors, Ms. Ross is widely recognized by industry observers for her professional achievements. Euromoney/Legal Media Group named her one of the top female litigators in the country (1 of 9 finalists for its “Best in Litigation” category). Named a “Litigation Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in the nation by Benchmark, she has earned praise as one of a small elite of notable practitioners from Legal 500 US for her achievements, and is one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America,” part of an exclusive list of the top practitioners in the nation as compiled by leading legal journal Lawdragon.She was also recently named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360 and a litigation “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal.
In addition to her direct litigation responsibilities, she is one of the senior partners at the firm responsible for client development and client relations. A significant part of her practice is dedicated to initial case evaluation and counseling the firm’s institutional investor clients on potential claims.
Ms. Ross was a senior member of the team that prosecuted In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, which resulted in a landmark settlement shortly before trial of $2.425 billion, one of the largest securities recoveries ever obtained, and by far the largest recovery achieved in a litigation arising from the financial crisis. Most recently, she was the lead partner in the securities class action arising from the failure of major mid-Atlantic bank Wilmington Trust, which settled for $210 million. Ms. Ross was also a senior member of the trial team that prosecuted the litigation arising from the collapse of former leading brokerage MF Global, which recovered $234.3 million on behalf of investors.
A member of the Markets Advisory Council for The Council of Institutional Investors’ (CII), Ms. Ross is also a member of the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation and has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the trial advocacy program at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.
Before joining BLB&G, Ms. Ross was a prosecutor in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office as well as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County (Massachusetts) District Attorney’s Office.
Last updated July 2019