Robert Abrams is Of Counsel to Wolf Haldenstein. Mr. Abrams has extensive experience in wage and hour law. He is a member of the Firm’s Labor and Investor Protection practice groups with an emphasis on federal and state wage and hour law, the Fair Labor Standards, securities litigation and derivative litigation.
Prior to joining Wolf Haldenstein in 1994, Mr. Abrams was with Sullivan & Cromwell. He also served as a Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
- Represented stockbrokers in a series of wage and hour class actions to recover unpaid overtime and unreimbursed expenses that resulted in a $250 million settlement against such companies as Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Prudential, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia and Ryan Beck.
- Co-lead counsel in a derivative action on behalf of Tyson Food shareholders before the Delaware Chancery Court based upon breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with corporate mismanagement, self-dealing and improperly back dated stock options. The successful settlement resulted in significant corporate governance changes.
- Represented shareholders in a derivative action on behalf of NationsBank shareholders which resulted in an award of $490 million to NationsBank and BankAmerica shareholders.
- Co-lead counsel in a state consumer protection class action against AT&T Wireless Corp., that resulted in an award valued at $40 million for the class members.
- Represent workers in federal and state wage and hour claims for recoupment of unpaid overtime and unpaid expenses.
Mr. Abrams authored books on the theory of collective choice (Columbia University Press) and voting theory (Sage), as well as articles on Soviet politics, game theory, bargaining and negotiations.