E. Teresa Ahonkhai

Associate | Philadelphia, PA


Teresa Ahonkhai, an associate at Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, focuses her practice on securities fraud litigation and has been a key member of the litigation teams that have prosecuted major securities class actions to their landmark conclusions. Before joining BR&B, Teresa represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, including complex securities class action litigation, multi-district product liability litigation, and mass tort litigation.

Teresa is active in her community, serving on the Steering Committee of Coalition4Justice, an organization that provides a forum for dialogue and advocacy around diversity, equity and justice.  She is a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring organization that pairs at-risk youth with positive role models with the goal of overcoming otherwise significant barriers to success, as well as for Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), a non-profit that prepares and delivers nutritional meals and nutrition services at no cost to individuals in need.

A former college and professional basketball player, Teresa is a frequent lecturer for high-school and collegiate student-athletes, professional athletes and coaches.

Notable Cases

  • In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, Master File No. 08-CV-4772-LTS, before the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a settlement of $970.5 million, among the largest recoveries achieved in a securities fraud class action stemming from the 2008 financial crisis.
  • In re WageWorks, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 4:18-cv-01523-JSW, before the Honorable Jeffrey S. White in the Northern District of California, which settled for $30 million.


Current Cases

  • Allegheny County Employees’ Retirement System, et al. v. Energy Transfer LP, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-00200-GAM, before the Honorable Gerald A. McHugh in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • In re Dentsply Sirona, Inc. Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 1:18-cv-7254-NG-PK, before the Honorable Nina Gershon in the Eastern District of New York.


  • Temple University School of Law
    Philadelphia, PA | J.D. 2002
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
    Washington DC | B.S. 1997


  • Pennsylvania, 2002