Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces That Chicago Trial Lawyer and Former Federal Prosecutor James Barz Joins the Firm by EON

VIEWS: 15 PAGES: 1

More Info
									Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces
That Chicago Trial Lawyer and Former Federal
Prosecutor James Barz Joins the Firm
March 01, 2011 10:03 AM Eastern Time 

SAN DIEGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) today
announced that Chicago trial lawyer and former assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Barz has joined the firm as a 
partner.

“We are honored that Jim has decided to join the firm,” said Robbins Geller’s Darren Robbins. “Barz’s substantial
trial and appellate experience as a prosecutor and complex civil litigator will prove invaluable to Robbins Geller’s
clients.” 

Robbins Geller currently represents hundreds of institutional investors across the globe, including some of the largest
pension funds in the United States, Canada and the European Union. According to RiskMetrics, Robbins Geller has
secured more recoveries for aggrieved shareholders than any other plaintiffs’ securities firm in each of the past three
years.

“I’m extremely proud to join the terrific lawyers at Robbins Geller, including many other former prosecutors, who
have successfully prosecuted the largest securities class action recovery in history (over $7 billion for Enron
shareholders) and the largest options backdating class action win in history (nearly $1 billion for UnitedHealth
shareholders),” said Barz. “It was a natural fit, given the number of significant cases the firm has in the Northern
District of Illinois, and the firm's willingness to take cases to trial to maximize recoveries for its clients, as exemplified
by the historic jury verdict Robbins Geller won for shareholders in the Household case.” 

Barz brings significant trial experience to the firm, having served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials as a partner at
Mayer Brown LLP and an assistant United States Attorney in Chicago. As a federal prosecutor, he served in the
General Crimes, Money Laundering and Forfeiture, and Public Corruption Sections, prosecuting complex financial
and accounting frauds, tax offenses, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering offenses, and public corruption cases, and
successfully secured convictions in every trial he prosecuted.

A registered CPA and ICPAS Excel Award winner, Barz graduated first in his class from Loyola University
Chicago’s School of Business Administration and with honors from Northwestern University School of Law where
he currently teaches Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. 

Contacts
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Dan Newman, 800-449-4900

Permalink: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110301005331/en

								
To top