Leonard Barrack is the senior and founding partner of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, with a long and distinguished history in litigating securities and antitrust class actions and complex commercial litigation throughout the country.
Since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) in late 1995, Leonard has led the securities bar in fulfilling the PSLRA’s mandate to facilitate and encourage institutional representation in securities class actions. He was the first to represent an institutional investor, the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System, as lead plaintiff in two major securities class actions initiated in early 1996. Leonad has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of securities cases throughout the United States, including three of the largest case settlements in securities class action history.
Leonard has lectured on class actions to sections of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Temple University School of Law, and Seton Hall University School of Law. In June 2010, he spoke to global institutional investors at the 2nd Annual Transatlantic Conference in Brussels, Belgium. He also has a long history of national and commercial public service. Leonard is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple University and is the chairman of its Alumni Affairs and Development Committee. He is also the Chair of Temple law schools’ Board of Visitors. Leonard has received Temple University School of Law’s Founder’s Day Award, in recognition of his unsurpassed dedication to his alma mater, his profession and his community. He is also the former National Finance Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.