LONDON, ON, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Siskinds LLP is the highest ranked Canadian law firm in the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report for the year 2016. The report lists the top 50 plaintiff-side law firms ranked by the total dollar value of the final class action settlements occurring in 2016 in which the law firm served as lead or co-counsel.
Siskinds has been the top ranked Canadian firm for six out of seven years from 2010 to 2016. The only year in which Siskinds was ranked in the second position was 2014.
The Siskinds class actions team has offices in London and Toronto, and affiliate offices in Montreal and Quebec. The team, comprised of 21 lawyers admitted to practice in Ontario, Quebec and New York State, acts exclusively for plaintiffs. Over the years, Siskinds' class action team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for class members in Canada and elsewhere.
A copy of the ISS Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report can be found on the Web site for ISS, at www.issgovernance.com/library/top-50-2016/.
Michael Robb, a partner in the group, stated, "We are very proud of our team, for the skill and dedication they have committed to representing our clients well, and for the results we have achieved together. We are grateful for this recognition, which once again validates that commitment." Daniel Bach, a partner in Siskinds' Toronto office said "We look forward to continuing to fight for our clients and help them achieve access to justice in Canada."
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