Lewis Kahn is a founding partner of KSF and serves as the firm’s managing partner. A substantial portion of Mr. Kahn’s practice is devoted to representing shareholders in connection with damages suffered as a result of securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties.
Mr. Kahn has represented lead and representative plaintiffs in numerous national cases, including In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative, and Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, 09 Civ.580 (DC) (S.D.N.Y.) ($62.5 million cash payment to Bank of America o/b/o Board); In re Barnes & Noble Stockholder Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 4813-VCS (Del. Ch. Ct.) (recovery of $29 million for Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the form of reductions to the principal and interest payable to CEO); and In re EnergySolutions, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, C.A. 8203-VCG (Del. Ch. 2014) ($0.40 price bump which increased the consideration to shareholders by more than 10% or approximately $38 million).
Additionally, Mr. Kahn oversees the firm’s securities class action practice, which has been responsible for settlements including In re Virgin Mobile USA IPO Litigation, 2:07-cv-05619-SDW-MCA ($19.5 million settlement), In re Tesco PLC Securities Litigation, 14 Civ. 8495 ($12 million settlement), In re BigBand Networks, Inc Securities Litigation, 3:07-CV-05101-SBA ($11 million settlement), and In re U.S. Auto Parts Networks, Inc. Securities Litigation, 2:07-cv-02030-GW-JC ($10 million settlement). Moreover, Mr. Kahn is Co-Class Counsel with David Boies in the long-running securities class action against Halliburton, where the firm twice beat back Halliburton’s attempt in the United States Supreme Court to eviscerate shareholder rights, and obtained a $100 million settlement for the Class. Mr. Kahn oversees one of the most successful U.S. appellate practices in the securities field.
In addition to securities lawsuits, Mr. Kahn has significant experience with consumer fraud and mass tort class actions. Mr. Kahn has been appointed to various leadership positions in federal class action litigation. Mr. Kahn also manages the firm’s portfolio monitoring program for public and private institutional investors.
Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and received a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 1994. He has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 1995, and is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.