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Ira M. Press, Partner

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Yeshiva University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986)

New York University Law School (J.D., 1989) 

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits 

Ira M. Press

Ira M. Press is a partner in our New York office and is a member of the firm's management committee. Mr. Press's practice focuses on securities and consumer litigation. He joined the firm in 1993, and currently leads the firm's institutional investor monitoring program. In this capacity, he has provided advisory services to numerous government pension funds and other institutional investors. He has authored articles on securities law topics and has lectured to audiences of attorneys, experts and institutional investor fiduciaries.

Mr. Press's advocacy has resulted in several landmark appellate decisions, including Rothman v. Gregor, the first ever appellate reversal of a lower court's dismissal of a securities class action suit pursuant to the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.

Some of Mr. Press's relevant experience includes:

■ Representation of the NY State Common Retirement Fund as lead plaintiff in In re National City Corporation Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation, a securities class action arising from National City's alleged misrepresentations regarding exposure to subprime mortgage related losses. During the class period, the company's stock fell from approximately $37 to $6. This case resulted a settlement of $168 million;

■ Representation of the New York City Pension Funds as lead plaintiff in a class action against Wachovia Corporation arising from Wachovia's alleged misrepresentations of their exposure to the subprime market. This case resulted in a settlement of $75 million;

■ Representation of the lead plaintiff in In re Citigroup Inc Securities Litigation, a class action arising out of Citigroup's alleged misrepresentations regarding their exposure to losses associated with numerous collateralized debt obligations. This case settled for $590 million; and

■ Representation, as lead counsel, of investors in Goldman Sachs common stock in a securities class action case pertaining to Goldman's alleged instruction to their research analysts to favor procurement of investment banking deals over accuracy in their research. Disclosure caused Goldman Sachs' stock to decline materially. This case resulted in a $29 million recovery for the class.

Prior to joining KM, Mr. Press practiced at Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh, LLP, where he focused on commercial litigation.

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