Mr. Krasner, a partner in the Firm’s New York office, is the senior partner of Wolf Haldenstein’s Class Action Litigation Group. He attended Yeshiva College (B.A. 1962) and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1965), and then began practicing law with Abraham L. Pomerantz, generally credited as the first “Dean of the Class Action Bar.” He founded the Class Litigation Group at Wolf Haldenstein in 1976.
Mr. Krasner received judicial praise as early as 1978. See, e.g., Shapiro v. Consolidated Edison Co., [1978 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) & 96,364 at 93,252 (S.D.N.Y. 1978) (“in the Court’s opinion the reputation, skill and expertise of . . . [Mr.] Krasner, considerably enhanced the probability of obtaining as large a cash settlement as was obtained”); Steiner v. BOC Financial Corp., [1980 Transfer Binder] Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) & 97,656, at 98,491.4, (S.D.N.Y. 1980) (“This Court has previously recognized the high quality of work of plaintiffs’ lead counsel, Mr. Krasner”). The New York Law Journal referred to Mr. Krasner as one of the “top rank plaintiffs’ counsel” in the securities and class action fields.
More recently, Mr. Krasner has been one of the lead attorneys for plaintiffs in some of the leading Federal MDL cases, including IPO Litigation in the Southern District of New York, the Mutual Fund Timing Litigation pending in the District of Maryland, and Madoff-related litigations pending in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Krasner has also been lead attorney in several precedent-setting shareholder actions in Delaware Chancery Court and the New York Court of Appeals, including American International Group, Inc. v. Greenberg, 965 A.2d 763 (Del. Ch. 2009); Kirschner v. KPMG LLP, Nos. 151, 152, 2010 N.Y. LEXIS 2959 (N.Y. Oct. 21, 2010); In re CNX Gas Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 5377-VCL, 2010 Del. Ch. LEXIS 119 (Del. Ch., May 25, 2010); In re CNX Gas Corp. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 5377-VCL, 2010 Del. Ch. LEXIS 139, (Del. Ch. July 5, 2010), appeal refused, 2010 Del. LEXIS 324, 2010 WL 2690402 (Del. 2010). Mr. Krasner also represented the tenants of Stuyvesant Town in precedent-setting litigation which recovered over $160 million for the tenant class. See Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties L.P., 0100956/2007, 2007 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 9177 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Co. Aug. 23, 2007), rev’d 62 A.D.3d 71 (1st Dep’t 2009); Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., 13 N.Y.3d 270 (2009); Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., 89 A.D.3d 444 (1st Dep’t 2011).
Mr. Krasner has lectured at Practicing Law Institute; Rutgers Graduate School of Business; and Federal Bar Council; and testified before Congress regarding shareholder litigation. Member: the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Rockland County, New York State and American Bar Associations; Federal Bar Council, and before numerous other bar, industry and investor groups.
Mr. Krasner is admitted in the State of New York; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Central District of Illinois, and Northern District of Michigan.