Bernstein Liebhard LLP is pleased to announce that Stephanie M. Beige, formerly Senior Counsel to the Firm, became a member of the Firm effective January 1, 2013.

Ms. Beige received her bachelor’s degree in 1996 from Dowling College, graduating cum laude, and received her J.D. in 2000 from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, graduating summa cum laude, where she was a member of the Touro Law Review.

Ms. Beige concentrates her practice on securities class action litigation, shareholder rights litigation, complex litigation, and commercial litigation.  Since joining the Firm in 2003, Ms. Beige has been involved in the successful prosecution of numerous class actions on behalf of aggrieved investors, including:  In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 04-CV-8144 (CM) (S.D.N.Y.) ($400 million recovery); In re Cigna Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 02 CV 8088 (E.D. Pa.) ($93 million recovery); In re TASER International Securities Litigation, No. C05-0115 (D. Ariz.) ($20 million recovery); Rush v. Footstar, Inc., No. 02CV9130 (S.D.N.Y.) ($19.3 million recovery); and In re SeeBeyond Technologies Securities Litigation, No. 02CV5330 (C.D. Cal.) ($13.1 million recovery).

Currently, Ms. Beige is working on several securities fraud class actions against numerous issuers for allegedly misleading investors, including In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-CV-11117 (S.D.N.Y.) (a partial settlement in excess of $100 million approved), in which the Firm represents investors who lost millions of dollars in hedge funds that invested with Bernard L. Madoff.

In addition, Ms. Beige is managing individual actions brought by the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico and the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board against, among others, Wells Fargo & Company, for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty related to securities lending agreements and investments made in structured investment vehicles, or “SIVs.”

Ms. Beige is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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