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Darren J. Robbins

Partner, Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP

Darren J. Robbins is a partner at Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP. He has served as lead counsel in more than 100 securities class actions and has recovered billions of dollars for injured shareholders over the past two decades. Among his most recent accomplishments is a record-breaking recovery of $1.575 billion in a securities class action against Household International, also known as the HSBC Finance Corp. The case began in 2002 and took 14 years of litigation to resolve.

ALMA MATER: University of Southern California

CHARITABLE WORK: Created the George Barrett Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt University to advance social justice for the underserved and protect First Amendment Rights.