Senior Officers

Laura Posner
ILEP President

Laura H. Posner is a Partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC of New York City. She is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection and Ethics & Fiduciary Counseling practice groups. Ms. Posner has recovered billions on behalf of defrauded investors. Her notable successes include 5 of the top 100 securities fraud class action settlements of all time.

(212) 220-2925

Cohen Milstein
Laura Stein
ILEP Special Counsel

Laura S. Stein is Of Counsel in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Philadelphia office. Since 1995, she has practiced in the areas of securities class action litigation, complex litigation and legislative law. Laura has served as one of the firm's and the nation's top asset recovery experts with a focus on minimizing losses suffered by shareholders due to corporate fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty.

(215) 988-9546

Robbins Geller Rudman Dowd LLP
Daniel Shmilovich
ILEP Executive Director

Daniel Shmilovich has been the Executive Director of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP) since 2006. Since 2004 Dan has managed Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd’s (RGRD) Pennsylvania office, and works in institutional investor relations and outreach. Dan was born in Petach Tikvah, Israel and grew up in Philadelphia, PA.

(215) 988-9546

Daniel Shmilovich
Edward Labaton
ILEP Co-Founder & President Emeritus (1932-2023)

An accomplished trial and appellate lawyer and partner with Labaton Sucharow of New York, Edward Labaton devoted his 50 years of practice to representing a full range of clients in class action and complex litigation matters in state and federal court. He was the recipient of the Alliance for Justice’s 2015 Champion of Justice Award. Edward was the co-founder of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP).

Labaton Sucharow
Sandra Stein
ILEP Co-Founder Emeritus

In Memoriam, 1939-2020

Sandra Stein was Of Counsel in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Philadelphia office. There she concentrated her practice in securities class action litigation, legislative law, and antitrust litigation. She served as Counsel to United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Sandra was the co-founder of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP).

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Marc Gross
ILEP Past-President

Marc I. Gross has been with Pomerantz LLP of New York City for more than four decades, serving as its Managing Partner from 2009 to 2016. He currently serves in the role of Senior Counsel, and has led numerous securities lawsuits against high profile companies. Marc is also valued by foreign investors for his expertise, having addressed a number of overseas forums and conferences.

(212) 661-1100

Pomerantz LLP

Vice Presidents

Michael Barry
Grant & Eisenhoffer

Michael Barry is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer of Wilmington, Deleware, focusing on corporate governance and securities litigation. For over seventeen years, he has represented institutional investors in litigation relating to securities fraud, corporate fiduciary responsibilities, shareholder proposals under SEC Rule 14a-8, and corporate governance generally.

(302) 622-7065

Grant & Eisenhoffer
Darren Check
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP

Darren J. Check is a partner of the firm, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP of Radnor, Pennsylvania. He concentrates his practice in the area of shareholder litigation and client relations, manages the Firm’s Portfolio Monitoring Department, and works closely with the Firm’s Case Evaluation Department.

(610) 822-2235

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
Carol Gilden
Cohen Milstein

Carol V. Gilden is a Partner in Cohen Milstein's Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group. She represents public pension funds, Taft-Hartley pension and health and welfare funds, and other institutional investors in securities class actions, derivative litigation and opt-out litigation, as well as provides advice regarding foreign securities litigation. A former SEC Enforcement attorney, Ms. Gilden is a nationally recognized securities litigator and has spearheaded some of the most novel securities disputes in the financial markets, resulting in aggregate recoveries in excess of several billion dollars for investors.

(312) 629-3737

Cohen Milstein
Salvatore Graziano
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Salvatore J. Graziano is partner at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP of New York. He is widely recognized as one of the top securities litigators in the country, having served as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of major securities fraud class actions, recovering billions of dollars on behalf of institutional investors and hedge fund clients.

(212) 554-1538

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
James Johnson
Labaton Sucharow

James W. Johnson is a partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. A recognized leader in his field, Jim focuses on complex securities fraud cases. In representing investors who have been victimized by securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary responsibility, Jim's advocacy has resulted in record recoveries for wronged investors.

(212) 907-0859

Labaton Sucharow
Gregg Levin
Motley Rice

Gregg S Levin is a member of the law firm Motley Rice LLC of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. With more than three decades of legal experience, he represents domestic and foreign institutional investors and union pension funds in corporate governance, directorial misconduct, and securities fraud matters.

(843) 216-9512

Motley Rice
Matthew Mustakoff
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP

Matthew L. Mustokoff is a Partner of the firm, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP of Radnor, Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished securities and corporate governance litigator who has represented clients at the trial and appellate level in numerous high-profile cases involving a wide array of matters, including financial fraud, market manipulation, corporate takeovers, unfair trade practices, and patent infringement.

(484) 270-1456

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
Chris Ritchie
Huntington Bank

Chris Ritchie is Executive Managing Director of Huntington Bank’s National Settlement Team, serving clients coast-to-coast. As the leader of the team, Chris has extensive experience working with law firms, claims administrators, and regulatory agencies in the class action, mass tort, and settlement administration industry.

(215) 568-2328

Huntington National Bank
Darren Robbins
Robbins Geller

Darren Robbins is a founding partner of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP of San Diego. Over the last two decades, he has served as lead counsel in more than 100 securities class actions and has recovered billions of dollars for injured shareholders. Darren has obtained significant recoveries in a number of actions arising out of wrongdoing related to the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities, including the case against Goldman Sachs ($272 million recovery).

(619) 231-1058

Robbins Geller
Ned Weinberger
Labaton Sucharow

Ned Weinberger is a partner in the Delaware office of Labaton Sucharow LLP and is chair of the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights Litigation Practice. An experienced advocate of shareholder rights, Ned focuses on representing investors in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation. Highly regarded in his practice, Ned has been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the Delaware Court of Chancery and was named "Up and Coming," for the three consecutive years.

(302) 573-6938

Labaton Sucharow
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