Miles Ruthberg is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Ruthberg has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, global Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, and Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Professional Liability Practice. He has represented a number of major companies in their most important litigation, including securities law and class actions, with a particular emphasis on accounting issues. Mr. Ruthberg has achieved highly favorable results in trial, on motion, in settlement and on appeal; he was recently named New York City’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities Litigation by Best Lawyers. Mr. Ruthberg is described as an “exceptionally well-regarded trial attorney who is considered to be a ‘national force in securities litigation’” by Chambers USA, and in 2013-2014 Lawdragon 500 recognized him as a leading lawyer in America, noting that he is a “true standout on Latham's impressive litigation team,” and “a master at defending companies in complex cases.” Mr. Ruthberg is also included in the most recent 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500. According to clients, "Miles brings a blend of intelligence, knowledge of the law, sophistication and humility which make him a formidable force in securities litigation. He has a great perspective. What he has really perfected is how to be smart and know all of the different angles, but at the same time be low-key and calm." Chambers USA 2015
In recent years, he has won complete defense victories at trial on claims totaling more than US$3 billion; obtained dismissal of numerous multi-billion dollar securities class actions; and successfully renegotiated the then largest class action settlement in mass tort history. He has handled more than 100 cases involving accounting issues for banks, companies and accounting firms.
Mr. Ruthberg served as law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court and for Judge Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of New York.
Mr. Ruthberg is a member of the New York, California, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations.
Mr. Ruthberg's experience includes representation of:
- Ernst & Young as lead counsel in all of its litigation related to the collapse of Lehman Brothers
- Fannie Mae as lead strategic counsel in connection with litigation and regulatory matters arising out of one of the largest financial statement restatements in history
- Arthur Andersen as lead counsel in the multibillion dollar Enron civil litigation
- All of the Big Four accounting firms