Address: 1818 Market Street Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Lawyer Firm: Berger Montague
|Areas of Practice||Real Estate, Complex Civil Litigation, Securities Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance & Shareholder Rights|
Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum is a shareholder in the Securities, Corporate Governance and Commercial Litigation practice groups at Berger & Montague. She concentrates her practice on litigating complex civil and securities cases with a particular focus on securities class actions and corporate governance disputes.
Ms. Switzenbaum serves as lead counsel with Lawrence Deutsch in Garofalo v. Revlon, et al., No. 09-1008 (D. Del.) representing shareholders who tendered their common stock to insider Ronald Perelman-controlled entities in federal securities litigation. She also serves as lead counsel with Mr. Deutsch in In re Inergy Unitholders, C.A. No. 5816-VCP (Del. Ch.).
Ms. Switzenbaum served as lead counsel with Lawrence Deutsch in Ginsburg v. Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 2202-CC (Del. Ch.) representing certain shareholders of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in the Delaware Court of Chancery. The case settled for in excess of $99 million. In another state court action, Ms. Switzenbaum represented a class of holders of a publicly traded common stock who were denied their preemptive rights, Korman v. InKine Pharmaceutical, Case No. 04341 (CCP, Philadelphia County). This case settled for $9 million. She has also successfully pursued claims on behalf of litigation trusts bringing actions against officers, directors and auditors of insolvent companies including; Sunterra Corporation (recovery against director, officers and accountants); and U.S. Aggregates, Inc. (recovery against officers). Ms. Switzenbaum has also been extensively involved in litigating securities cases against financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Citi and Chase Manhattan and against retailers such as Rite Aid, Sunbeam and Revlon.
Prior to joining Berger & Montague, Ms. Switzenbaum was an attorney with Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul, LLP focusing on real estate, bankruptcy and zoning matters.
Preceding law school, Ms. Switzenbaum was engaged in the development of commercial and residential real estate in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During that time, she served on the board of directors of the Home Owners Warranty Council for Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
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