NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- David Sanford, Chairman of Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP, was inducted into The National Law Journal's (NLJ) Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame, one of only five attorneys in the United States distinguished with this honor. The awards ceremony was held last night at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Nicole Lapin, former anchor with CNN and CNBC, and Beth Frerking, Editor in Chief of the National Law Journal & Legal Times, served as Masters of Ceremonies for the evening.
"I am honored to be considered a part of this great group of trial attorneys," said Mr. Sanford. "And I am proud of the work Sanford Heisler Kimpel does to protect the rights of workers, attorneys and executives."
Mr. Sanford served as lead counsel representing approximately 7,000 female sales employees in a gender discrimination class action against Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The presiding federal judge described the case as having been "brilliantly tried." After a seven-week trial, Mr. Sanford secured the largest employment verdict ($253 million) in United States history. He obtained a court-approved class settlement that the judge described as "extraordinary" and "one of a kind."
David Sanford has recovered more than one billion dollars for individual clients and the United States government since 2004. He has represented CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other executives as well as non-managerial, hourly employees throughout the United States. Mr. Sanford has served as lead counsel in more than 50 class actions and has represented over 50 General Counsel and attorneys (in house and outside counsel) in contract disputes, employment matters, and severance packages.
Mr. Sanford has also served as lead counsel in numerous fraud (qui tam) matters brought by individuals on behalf of the United States government.
"Mr. Sanford's achievements over his legal career stand out amongst a crowded field of excellent litigators," said Kenneth Gary, ALM's vice president and group publisher. "We were thrilled to acknowledge his talents as an accomplished plaintiff's attorney and to induct him into this year's Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame class."
Other 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame Inductees
Mr. Sanford is joined in the induction by Robert L. Lieff of Lieff Cabreser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP; Thomas Girardi of Girardi Keese; Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle; and Russ Herman of Herman Herman & Katz.
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About Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP
Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and San Diego. The Firm's attorneys have graduated from the nation's top law schools, clerked for judges throughout the United States, and amassed extensive experience litigating cases that have earned over one billion dollars for clients.
The Firm specializes in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, whistleblower, consumer fraud, and other claims. Along with its focus on class actions, Sanford Heisler Kimpel also represents individuals and has achieved particular success in the representation of executives in employment disputes. For more information call 202 499-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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