Mark C. Rifkin | Partner
New York
270 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Phone:   212-545-4762
Fax:   212-545-4653
Email:   rifkin@whafh.com



Mark C. Rifkin is a partner of the firm. An experienced securities class action and shareholder rights litigator, Mr. Rifkin has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of corporate fraud and abuse in federal and state litigation across the country. He currently serves as lead or co-lead counsel in many securities class actions in federal and state courts.

Mr. Rifkin represents a number of institutional investors, including many public and Taft Hartley pension funds and private institutions, in representative and individual securities and shareholder litigation. Mr. Rifkin also is responsible for the firm’s ERISA litigation practice and is presently serving as lead or co-lead counsel in several ERISA cases.

Since 1990, Mr. Rifkin has served as lead counsel, co-lead counsel, or trial counsel in many class and derivative actions in securities, ERISA, antitrust, insurance, intellectual property, consumer and mass tort litigation through the country. The numerous securities class and derivative actions include First Eastern Corp. v. Mainwaring, et al., where class members recovered 93 percent of their losses.

Mr. Rifkin has substantial trial experience as well. He was one of plaintiff’s trial counsel in Upp v. Mellon Bank, where the verdict awarded more than $60 million in damages to the class. Mr. Rifkin was co-lead and principal trial counsel in In re AST Research Securities Litigation, a class action that settled after six trial days for $12.5 million.

He presently serves as the lead derivative counsel in the In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation in the Maryland District Court, arising out of the market timing and late trading scandal.

Mr. Rifkin frequently lectures to business and professional organizations on a variety of securities, shareholder, and corporate governance matters.

He is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the United States Supreme Court and many other federal courts. He is rated AV, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell®, the country's foremost legal directory.

Mr. Rifkin graduated from Princeton University in 1982 and from the Villanova University School of Law in 1985.

Practice Areas

Antitrust

Class Action Litigation

Institutional Investor Sv

Securities Litigation

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