Johnson Fistel Welcomes New Attorney Jeffrey A. Berens

Johnson Fistel is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Berens has joined the firm in an Of Counsel role.  “We are excited to have Jeff join our growing team,” said Frank J. Johnson, one of the firm’s founding partners.  “With 23 years of securities litigation experience, Jeff will add immediate depth to our nationally recognized shareholder rights and securities class action practices.”

Mr. Berens is regarded as a leading lawyer in securities class action and stockholder derivative litigation.  He has made a career of litigating violations of the federal securities laws on behalf of defrauded stockholders, pursuing derivative claims under state corporate law to redress misconduct committed by corporate officers and directors, and seeking to maximize shareholder value in merger and acquisition litigation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Berens has served as lead counsel in a variety of successful securities class actions nationwide, including, for example: Winslow v. BancorpSouth, Inc. (M.D. Tenn.) ($29.25 million recovered); Rasner v. FirstWorld Comm’ns Inc. (D. Colo.) ($25.925 million recovered); Zametkin v. Fidelity Management & Research Co. (D. Mass.) ($7.5 million recovered); Muhr v. Transcrypt Int’l, Inc. (Neb.) (approximately $25 million recovered); Toothman v. One Stop Wireless of America, Inc. (Colo.) (approximately $11 million recovered); and Yu v. State Street Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) ($6.25 million recovered).

Mr. Berens began his legal career at a boutique securities law firm during which time he helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved investors.  Thereafter, Mr. Berens founded the law firm of Dyer & Berens LLP, where he was actively involved as lead counsel in a wide array of securities, consumer and employment class actions.

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