As of January 1, 2017, Merrill G. Davidoff is Chairman of the Firm. Mr. Davidoff has litigated and tried a wide range of antitrust, commodities, securities and environmental class actions as lead or co-lead counsel and lead trial counsel, and has recovered billions of dollars for claimants.
Mr. Davidoff served as co-lead and lead trial counsel for a plaintiff class in the first mass tort class action trial in federal court which resulted in a precedent-setting settlement for class members, In re Louisville Explosions Litigation. Mr. Davidoff was lead plaintiffs' counsel and lead trial counsel in In re Melridge Securities Litigation, tried to jury verdicts for $88 million (securities fraud) and $240 million (RICO).
In In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation, Mr. Davidoff was co-lead counsel in cases that resulted in settlements of $386 million.
In a long-running environmental class action on behalf of property owners whose land was contaminated by plutonium from a neighboring nuclear weapons facility (Rocky Flats near Denver, Colorado), Mr. Davidoff served as lead counsel and lead trial counsel in a 2005-2006 trial that resulted in a $554 Million jury verdict, third largest of 2006. In 2009 the Rocky Flats trial team, led by Mr. Davidoff, received the prestigious Public Justice Award for "Trial Lawyer of the Year." After two appeals to the Tenth Circuit, a $375 million settlement was announced in May, 2016.