Jeffrey W. Golan, a partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, has served as the Firm’s primary trial counsel in dozens of federal securities class actions, and also maintains an active practice in the prosecution of other types of shareholder actions and consumer class actions. Prior to joining BR&B in 1990, Jeff served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Edwin D. Steel, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and thereafter joined a large firm in Philadelphia where he concentrated on commercial litigation, including the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in federal securities and antitrust cases.
Jeff has served as BR&B’s lead attorney in several important securities class actions, including serving as lead trial attorney in the WorldCom and Cendant securities class actions as well as the Firm’s lead attorney in several cases arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, including In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, which settled for $970.5 million.
In addition to his leadership of landmark class action securities cases on behalf of the Firm, Jeff has also served as the lead trial attorney in actions brought in the Delaware Court of Chancery and has headed up the Firm’s representation of lead plaintiffs in a number of derivative actions. He also has served as the Firm’s lead attorney in cases challenging various proposed corporate transactions.
Jeff is active in his community. He has previously served in numerous capacities for the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, including as Vice-Chair of the Board; on the staff of the Mayor’s Task Force for the Employment of Minorities in the Philadelphia Police Force; and as a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Pro Bono Task Force (report issued October 2017). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of his synagogue.