Our Super Lawyers
About Super Lawyers - Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Richard Cohen Years of Selection: 2013 - 2015
Barbara Hart Years of Selection: 2008 - 2009 & 2013 - 2015
Gerald Lawrence Years of Selection: 2005 - 2015
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In 1973, founding partners Stephen Lowey and Richard B. Dannenberg received high praise for their "skill, diligence, and resourcefulness" as lead counsel in Cannon v Texas Gulf Sulphur Company (S.D.N.Y.) from Hon. Dudley B. Bonsal. The firm has since continued to earn kudos from federal and state judges for its achievements in complex litigation.
Here are some examples:
“The quality of representation is not questioned here, especially for those attorneys, principally from Lowey Dannenberg, who worked so hard to achieve this creative and, in my experience, unprecedented global settlement.”
In re Beacon Associates Litigation
Hon. Colleen McMahon, United States District Judge, S.D.N.Y.
May 9, 2013
“I have received some time ago a protocol that was developed under the leadership of Vance Andrus and a number of other lawyers in conjunction with Mr. Lawrence who represents Humana and United. The protocol is detailed, it is a voluntary program. I have reviewed it. It is a beautiful example of what creative and intelligent and caring attorneys can do to resolve a problem.”
Humana Medical Plan, Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline
Hon. Cynthia Rufe, United States District Judge, E.D. Pa.
January 4, 2013
“For five years there has been repetitive, vicious litigation going on, much more than the average class action. And during which all the attorneys have worked very hard on this case….” The Court characterized Lowey Dannenberg’s job as Class Counsel as “outstanding.”
Cassese v. Washington Mut., Inc.
Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, United States District Judge, E.D.N.Y.
September 15, 2011
“I note that at the end of Mr. Cohen’s papers are his law firm’s resume and quotes the approval of various of my state and federal colleagues for the work of the Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart firm. I will join in that chorus … [The] claims in this case were complex, they required participation of highly skilled and specialized attorneys and all the firms involved worked with great effort to prosecute their claims and defenses efficiently and effectively."
In re Archstone Westbury Tenant Litigation
Hon. Timothy S. Driscoll, N.Y. Supreme Court Justice, Nassau County
September 28, 2010
“The successful prosecution of the complex claims in this case required the participation of highly skilled and specialized attorneys.”
In re Juniper Networks, Inc.
Hon. James S. Ware, United States District Judge, N.D. California
August 31, 2010
"The $8 million settlement, particularly given the bankruptcy procedures that you had to undergo, is excellent, in light of the circumstance. And most importantly, the reaction of the class has been exceptional with only two opt-outs and no objections at all received."
In re Luminent Mortgage Capital, Inc. Securities Litigation,
Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District Court of Northern California
April 29, 2009
“I commend the plaintiffs for the work they did in this case and for having, once done their investigation and filed the case, diligently prosecuted it. I have no difficulty in this case approving the fee request that’s been made, and the request for reimbursement of expenses that has also been presented. While, as Mr. Cohen points out, the fee amounts to something close to a third … this case … would have been basically an orphan, or a case that no one would have brought had he not brought it. You produced what appears to be a substantial result for your clients.”
In re New Century Equity Holding Corp. Derivative Litigation,
Hon. Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Chancery Court, New Castle County
June 21, 2006
“the Lowey Firm … has worked tirelessly to promote harmony and efficiency in this sprawling litigation…. [The Lowey firm] has done a superb job in its role as Liaison counsel, conducting itself with professionalism and efficiency….”
In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation
Hon. Denise L. Cote, United States District Judge, S.D.N.Y.
November 10, 2004