For the second consecutive year, Bernstein Liebhard LLP has been recognized by RiskMetrics Group in its annual Securities Class Action Services (“SCAS”) list as one of the top plaintiffs’ securities class action firms in the country, as measured by annual settlement amounts. The Firm achieved the highest average settlement amount among all plaintiffs’ law firms, averaging $254 million in settlements – a noted indicator that the Firm consistently brings and settles high-impact cases. The Firm ranked third overall based on total dollar amount of all settlements in 2009, recovering over $1 billion for investors in cases in which the Firm served as lead or co-lead counsel.

A copy of the press release announcing the SCAS 50 list for 2009 is available here.