DANIELLA QUITT, a partner in the firm’s New York office, graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1988, is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.
Ms. Quitt has extensive experience in successfully litigating complex class actions from inception to trial and has played a significant role in numerous actions wherein substantial benefits were conferred upon plaintiff shareholders, such as In re Safety-Kleen Corp. Stockholders Litigation, (D.S.C.) (settlement fund of $44.5 million); In re Laidlaw Stockholders Litigation, (D.S.C.) (settlement fund of $24 million); In re UNUMProvident Corp. Securities Litigation, (D. Me.) (settlement fund of $45 million); In re Harnischfeger Industries (E.D. Wisc.) (settlement fund of $10.1 million); In re Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Derivative Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement benefit of $13.7 million and corporate therapeutics); In re JWP Inc. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement fund of $37 million); In re Home Shopping Network, Inc., Derivative Litigation, (S.D. Fla.) (settlement benefit in excess of $20 million); In re Graham-Field Health Products, Inc. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement fund of $5.65 million); Benjamin v. Carusona, (E.D.N.Y.) (prosecuted action on behalf of minority shareholders which resulted in a change of control from majority-controlled management at Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa Ltd.); In re Rexel Shareholder Litigation, (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County) (settlement benefit in excess of $38 million); and Croyden Assoc. v. Tesoro Petroleum Corp., et al., (Del. Ch.) (settlement benefit of $19.2 million).
In connection with the settlement of Alessi v. Beracha, (Del. Ch.), a class action brought on behalf of the former minority shareholders of Earthgrains, Chancellor Chandler commented: “I give credit where credit is due, Ms. Quitt. You did a good job and got a good result, and you should be proud of it.”
Ms. Quitt has focused her practice on shareholder rights and ERISA class actions but also handles general commercial and consumer litigation. Ms. Quitt serves as a member of the S.D.N.Y. ADR Panel and has been consistently selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer.