Trustee Lawrence Sucharow ’75 Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal honored Lawrence A. Sucharow ’75, Labaton Sucharow Chairman Emeritus and member of Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees, with the Elite Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held at the Lotte New York Palace July 18.
The award is given to the trial attorney who has demonstrated excellence over an entire career. Sucharow was honored for his high-profile work as “dean of the plaintiffs’ bar” and his style of advocacy. His firm’s securities litigation practice also was recognized as one of the best of the year, and its pro bono team was deemed best in the immigration category.
In a career of more than 40 years, Sucharow has been recognized as a pioneer of the securities class action bar, a leader of some of the profession’s most influential organizations and institutions, and as a devoted mentor to young lawyers. Over the course of his career, Sucharow has prosecuted hundreds of cases and his firm has recovered billions in groundbreaking securities, antitrust, business transaction, and product liability class actions.
A dedicated and active member of the Law School community, Sucharow was honored with the Alumni of the Year award in 2012. He and his firm have been generous supporters of the Law School and have assisted numerous students through the creation of scholarships. In 2013, Sucharow also established an internship program in conjunction with Brooklyn Law School’s comprehensive Clinical Education Program, giving students “real world” experience providing pro bono assistance to defrauded individual investors.
Sucharow is also among a small group of plaintiffs' securities lawyers in the United States recognized by major legal analysts and media, including Chambers & Partners USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Lawdragon, for his successes in securities litigation. The firm was named for the sixth time as a Class Action Group of the Year by Law360, which also selected Sucharow as one of the 10 Most Admired Securities Attorneys in the United States and as a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.