Julie Goldsmith Reiser is a Partner at Cohen Milstein and Co-Chair of the firmâ€™s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection group. Ms. Reiserâ€™s practice focuses on public pension plans, institutional investors, retirees and plan participants, representing them in high-stakes, complex litigation, including securities, ERISA, and antitrust litigation.
Ms. Reiser is recognized as one of the top â€œ25 Most Influential Women in Securities Lawâ€ by Law360, she has been named by Lawdragon as one of the leading 500 lawyers in America since 2018, and she is one of The National Law Journalâ€™s â€œElite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar,â€ among other recognitions. On October 2, 2020, Ms. Reiser was recognized by The American Lawyer as â€œLitigator of the Week,â€ for the historic $310 million settlement In re Alphabet Shareholder Derivative Litigation (Sup. Crt. Cal., Santa Clara Cnty.), a shareholder derivative action, which establishes a framework for stockholders to hold boards of directors accountable for long-standing patterns of corporate mismanagement of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims at their companies.
Ms. Reiser is highly regarded by clients and co-counsel for her tenacious advocacy, shrewd understanding of complex financial and economic issues, meticulous preparation, and dynamic leadership.
Ms. Reiser has led litigation teams in several of the countryâ€™s most complex class actions and landmark settlements, including a $500 million settlement related to Countrywideâ€™s issuance of mortgage-backed securities (â€œMBSâ€) and the Fifth Circuit affirmation of an investor class in the BP securities fraud litigation, stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which settled for $175 million. She settled a shareholder derivative suit against Wynn Resorts with a net settlement value of $90 million.