He also has litigated cases which arose out of deceptive practices by custodial banks relating to certain foreign currency transactions. Joel has received a rating of AV Preeminent from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell directory.In addition to his active legal practice, Joel co-leads Labaton Sucharow’s Securities Arbitration pro bono project in collaboration with Brooklyn Law School where he serves as an adjunct professor. Court of Appeals 2004, First Circuit 1982, Second Circuit 1993, Third Circuit 2015, Fourth Circuit 2015, Fifth Circuit 2008, Ninth Circuit 2017, Tenth Circuit U. Hart is President and CEO of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P. She represents businesses, institutional investors, and others who have suffered financial harm in complex securities and antitrust litigation. Hart is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; the highest rating a lawyer can obtain, indicating a very high to preeminent legal ability and exceptional ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. Hart is a frequent lecturer having spoken at an international conference in Tokyo on international antitrust enforcement and most recently to law students about practicing law at Hofstra Law School.She chaired the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Antitrust Section. District Court for the Southern District of New York.25; FOX News program on Madoff on the day he pleaded guilty. Hart spoke on private claims under international antitrust laws at the Research in Law and Economics Conference also cited in the 2014 "Research in Law and Economics" Volume 26 "The Law and Economics of Class Actions". Hart moderated a special section of the Fiduciary Responsibility Summit called “The Impact of Stepped-Up Government Regulation on Fiduciary Responsibilities. Hart spoke at the American Constitution Society’s 2011 National Convention on the Supreme Court's decisions and on antitrust developments in an ABA Antitrust Forum questioning "Is the Robinson-Patman Act the right Rx for Pharmaceutical Industry.” She has appeared before the Council of Institutional Investors, The Federalist Society, the New York State Bar Association, the Institute for Law and Economic Policy, the Public Funds Forum and the Practicing Law Institute. Vitesse Semiconductor was a fabless American semiconductor company based in Camarillo, California, which developed high-performance Ethernet integrated circuits solutions for Carrier, Enterprise networks.James Ware deemed it an "excellent result." The recovery was the third largest of any of the dozens and dozens of litigations involving options backdating. Hart served as Lead Counsel representing the Office of the Treasurer of the State of Connecticut in the (.5 million settlement). Hart pushed for reform to both New York’s Martin and Donnelly Acts. 1987), and the Fordham University School of Law (J. 1992), where she was a member of the Law Review and on the Dean’s List. Hart is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and is a member of the bars of the U. Ultimately, her efforts led to an amendment making New York an “Illinois Brick” repealer state granting standing to injured New Yorkers. National Australia Bank: "The Potential Impact on Public Pension Fund Fiduciaries" The NAPPA Report, Vol. She has also written on the impact of other Supreme Court decisions including: "Donnelly Act Class Claimants Given New Lease on Life" New York Law Journal, May 17, 2010.
Hart “carried the laboring oar.” Judge Mc Mahon’s praise continued: “Your clients - all of them - have been well served . It could serve as a prototype for the resolution of securities-related class actions, especially those that are adjunctive to bankruptcies . I have never seen this level of response to a class action Notice of Settlement, and I do not expect to see anything like it again . Hart is Lead Counsel for the NYC Pension Funds prosecuting a securities class action against Community Health Systems, Inc. On August 30, 2010, in approving the 9,000,000 settlement, the Hon. Bernstein’s practice focuses on the protection of victimized individuals.Joel advises large public and labor pension funds, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, and other institutional and individual investors with respect to securities-related litigation in the federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings before the NYSE, FINRA, and other self-regulatory organizations.He also currently serves as lead counsel in class actions, including , a matter that stemmed from the 2010 mining disaster at the company’s Upper Big Branch coal mine.Joel also led the team that achieved a 0 million recovery with one of the largest global providers of products and services for the oil and gas industry, Weatherford International in 2015.