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About Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

San Diego-based Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd is a home to 200 lawyers across nine offices, including in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The litigation shop has earned the title as one of the nation’s top securities firms, having recovered tens of billions of dollars for investors in securities litigation and shareholder rights cases.

A Young Firm with a Long Resume

Just over a decade ago, the firm Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins had a leadership shakeup and rebranded itself to today’s Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP. Though its name changed, the firm didn’t give up its spot as a top securities firm. Among its long list of victories, the firm has achieved both the largest securities class action recovery in history ($7.2 billion from Enron) and the largest securities fraud class action settlement to follow a trial ($1.575 billion in claims against Household International).

Powerful Recoveries for Powerful Companies

Among the top 20 in Vault’s Litigation Boutique ranking, Robbins Geller knows its way around the court room, with experience ranging from antitrust and appellate to ERISA and securities—and more. The firm is best known for its securities litigation work, especially with regarding to corporate securities fraud and securities class actions. The firm has a deep bench of former federal and state prosecutors among its ranks, representing a range of clients, including financial institutions, institutional investors, and pension funds. Robbins Geller is also frequently represents shareholders in corporate takeover litigation—often going to trial on post-merger M&A matters.

Robbins Geller goes beyond legal work when it comes to serving its institutional investor client base. The firm developed a unique Portfolio Monitoring Program to ensure the safety of its clients’ funds, at no extra cost to clients. A team of in-house analysts and accountants monitor securities, bonds, and other investments for hundreds of institutional investors. Clients can access information about the standings of their securities portfolios through the firm’s confidential Client Extranet site. The firm also keep clients apprised of current issues in shareholder litigation and corporate governance through its newsletter publication, On the Record.

Helping in Times of Need

Although the attorneys at Robbins Geller may take on prominent cases, that doesn’t mean they don’t make time for charity work, and the firm’s pro bono portfolio is broad. Robbins Geller attorneys have worked to represent school children challenging state voucher laws; bus passengers who suffered discriminatory immigration raids; Trump University students who filed class actions against President Trump; and much more. Beyond pro bono, the firm supports myriad organizations from the American Cancer Society to Ronald McDonald House to local community groups.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

655 West Broadway
Suite 1900
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-1058

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Paul Geller
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
150 - 250

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

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Major Office Locations

Boca Raton, FL
Chicago, IL
Melville, NY
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Diego, CA (HQ)
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC