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Ralph E. Labaton


Ralph E. Labaton focuses on litigating complex securities and antitrust cases on behalf of institutional investors and businesses, as well as on investigating and evaluating potential claims. Mr. Labaton is also involved in litigating consumer protection and data privacy cases. He is actively litigating cases against Apple, Barnes & Noble, Facebook, and L’Oréal.

In Rodriguez v. Universal Property—an innovative data privacy case—Mr. Labaton assisted in securing injunctive relief and financial benefit for a national class of more than 600,000 homeowners to fix a dangerous website vulnerability before a data breach occurred. The Southern District of Florida approved the settlement in July 2017. Mr. Labaton also played an active role in litigating In re Rocket Fuel, Inc. Sec. Litig., which resulted in a $3.15 million settlement for investors, and in Ollila v. Babcock & Wilcox Enters., which resulted in a $19.5 million proposed settlement for investors (preliminary approval granted).

While in law school, Mr. Labaton worked for a national plaintiff’s litigation firm, focusing on securities litigation and corporate governance matters. He also worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Enforcement, and completed a fellowship with the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Mr. Labaton earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School (2016) with a concentration in Business Law & Regulation, where he was the Vice President of the Mock Trial Board and a Co-Founder of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Mr. Labaton also earned the CALI Award for Excellence for his efforts in the Securities Law Clinic, where he represented aggrieved investors in FINRA arbitration proceedings. Mr. Labaton earned his B.B.A., cum laude, from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (2013).

Mr. Labaton is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and New York City Bar Association.  

Mr. Labaton also devotes his time to community efforts, including serving as a Member of the Young Professionals Committee of Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology.