Lessons Learned from the Banking Crisis

Hannah Ross
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, LLP

Hannah Ross is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has over two decades of experience as a civil and criminal litigator. A former prosecutor, Hannah has been a key member and leader of trial teams that have recovered billions of dollars for the firm’s investor clients.

Hannah is widely recognized by industry observers for her professional achievements and in 2019 was selected among an elite group of top plaintiffs’ attorneys as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360 and as a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. Named one of “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by leading legal journal Lawdragon, she has also been repeatedly named one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in the nation by Benchmark Litigation, and has earned praise from The Legal 500 as one of a handful of notable practitioners in the country.

During her more than 20 years at BLB&G, Hannah has led trial teams that have recovered more than $6 billion for investors. Most notably, she led the BLB&G team that recovered nearly $2 billion for 35 institutions that invested in the Allianz Structured Alpha Funds and was one of the partners who led the trial team that prosecuted In re Bank of America Securities Litigation, achieving a landmark settlement of $2.425 billion shortly before trial, and Ohio Public Employees Retirement System v. Freddie Mac, which resulted in a recovery of $410 million.

Hannah is one of the partners who oversee the firm’s Global Securities and Litigation Monitoring Team, which monitors global equities traded in non-U.S. jurisdictions to identify prospective and pending international securities matters. She also serves as Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and as Co-Chair of the firm’s Forum for Institutional Investors and Women’s Forum. Hannah serves on the Corporate Leadership Committee of the New York Women’s Foundation and just completed a three-year term on the Council of Institutional Investors’ Market Advisory Council.


Adam Savett
Wolf Popper, LLP

Adam is a nationally recognized leader on complex litigation, class actions, and settlement claims filing. He is a frequent speaker, author, and commentator on class actions and securities litigation, and his comments have appeared in a wide variety of publications, such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, and Pensions & Investments.

Adam was previously named one of the 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation by Lawdragon Magazine and has been an invited speaker before numerous industry groups, including the Federal Judicial Center (FJC), National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS), Bank Depository Users Group (BDUG), National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) Association of Global Custodians (AGC), and SIFMA’s Global Corporate Actions Forum.