- Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate & Securities Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 212 504 6130|
Fax: 212 504 6666
|University ||Stanford University, B.A., 1986; Stanford University, M.A., 1986|
|Law School||New York University School of Law, J.D., 1992|
|Admitted||1993, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York|
Ronit concentrates her practice on securities-related litigation and has significant experience in antitrust and general commercial litigation. She has litigated numerous high-profile private and class action securities cases on behalf of issuers, officers and directors, financial institutions, and accountants, and also litigates shareholder derivative actions. Ronit also represents companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial and business disputes, including contract disputes and antitrust cases. Ronit has been named among the top securities litigators in New York City by a leading publication.
She received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University in 1986 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1992. Ronit received a Pro Bono Publico award for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society in 2009. She is a speaker at Practising Law Institute and other events.
Ms. Setton has represented the following parties, among others, in securities litigation in a variety of jurisdictions:
• Bank of America in the securities class action and numerous opt-out cases filed in connection with the collapse of Enron.
• Officers and Directors of AK Steel, Terex Corporation, and other companies in derivative litigation.
• Bear Stearns in class actions seeking to enjoin its merger transaction with JPMorgan Chase and for money damages.
• Morgan Stanley in securities class actions and derivative litigation relating to auction rate securities.
• Directors and officers of Bank of America in derivative litigation relating to write downs in connection with subprime exposure.
• 40 companies and more than 180 individual defendants in 40 separate securities class actions that were part of the "IPO laddering" coordinated litigation.
• Bank of America in separate securities class actions involving the securities of Worldcom, Breed Technologies, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and UTStarcom Inc.
• Pfizer and its executives in a securities class action.
• Majesco Entertainment, Box Hill Systems, e.spire Communications, FirstWorld Communications, ECI, Zale Corporation and other companies, and the officers and directors associated with those companies, in securities class actions filed in the wake of restatements or a decline in stock price.
• Falconbridge Limited in securities litigation relating to certain transactions.
• A major financial institution in two securities class actions relating to equity-linked notes.
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