Julie Goldsmith Reiser is a Partner at Cohen Milstein and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection group. Ms. Reiser’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 “25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law” 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 Journal’s “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar,” among other recognitions. On October 2, 2020, Ms. Reiser was recognized by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week,” 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 country’s most complex class actions and landmark settlements, including a $500 million settlement related to Countrywide’s issuance of mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) 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.