JOSHUA L. CROWELL, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, concentrates his practice on prosecuting complex securities cases on behalf of investors.
Recently, he was co-lead counsel in In re Yahoo! Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 17-CV-00373-LHK (N.D. Cal.), which resulted in an $80 million settlement for the class. He also led the prosecution of In re Akorn, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 1:15-cv-01944 (N.D. Ill.), achieving a $24 million class settlement.
Prior to joining Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, Joshua was an Associate at Labaton Sucharow LLP in New York, where he substantially contributed to some of the firm’s biggest successes. There he helped secure several large federal securities class settlements, including: In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Securities Litigation, No. CV 07-05295 MRP (MANx) (C.D. Cal.) – $624 million; In re Schering-Plough Corp. / ENHANCE Securities Litigation, No. 08-397 (DMC) (JAD) (D.N.J.) – $473 million; In re Broadcom Corp. Class Action Litigation, No. CV-06-5036-R (CWx) (C.D. Cal.) – $173.5 million; In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation, No. 08-civ-7831-PAC (S.D.N.Y.) – $170 million; and the Oppenheimer Champion Fund and Core Bond Fund actions, Nos. 09-cv-525-JLK-KMT and 09-cv-1186-JLK-KMT (D. Colo.) – $100 million combined. He began his legal career as an Associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in New York, primarily representing financial services clients in commercial litigation.
Super Lawyers has selected Joshua as a Rising Star in the area of Securities Litigation from 2015 through 2017.
Prior to attending law school, Joshua was a Senior Economics Consultant at Ernst & Young LLP, where he priced intercompany transactions and calculated the value of intellectual property. Joshua received a J.D., cum laude, from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, he was an Associate of The George Washington Law Review and a member of the Mock Trial Board. He was also a law intern for Chief Judge Edward J. Damich of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Joshua earned a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College.