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Donald R. Hall
Donald Hall has been associated with Kaplan Fox since 1998, and became a partner of the firm in 2005. He practices in the areas of securities, antitrust and consumer protection litigation. Mr. Hall is actively involved in maintaining and establishing the Firm’s relationship with institutional investors and oversees the Portfolio Monitoring and Case Evaluation Program for the Firm’s numerous institutional investors.
Mr. Hall currently represents a number of the Firm’s institutional investor clients in securities litigation actions including,In re Bank of America Corp Litigation, In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation, In re Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, In Re Credit Suisse – AOL Securities Litigation. Recently Mr. Hall has successfully represented institutional clients in In re Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation, which was recently settled for $475 million; In re Majesco Securities Litigation; and In re Escala Securities Litigation. Additionally, he was a member of the litigation team in AOL Time Warner Cases I & II (Ca. Sup. Ct., L.A. Cty.), an opt-out action brought by institutional investors that settled just weeks before trial. This action, stemming from the 2001 merger of America Online and Time Warner, resulted in a recovery of multiples of what would have been obtained if those investors had remained members of the class action.
Mr. Hall has played a key role in many of the Firm’s securities and antitrust class actions resulting in substantial recoveries for the Firm’s clients, including In re Merrill Lynch Research Reports Securities Litigation(arising from analyst reports issued by Henry Blodget); In re Salomon Analyst Williams Litigation and In re Salomon Focal Litigation (both actions stemming from analyst reports issued by Jack Grubman); In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation; and In re Compact Disc Antitrust Litigation.
Mr. Hall graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1995 with a B.A. in Philosophy and obtained his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1998. During law school, Mr. Hall was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board. He also participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing criminal defendants in federal and New York State courts on a pro-bono basis.
Mr. Hall is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second and Eleventh Circuits. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys and is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Association for Justice.