Abraham Pomerantz

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Abraham L. Pomerantz (March 22, 1903 – November 20, 1982)[1] was a 1924 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and a founding partner of the law firm of Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP. He is considered by many to have been the "dean of the class action bar".[2] Pomerantz pioneered suits by small shareholders against officials of such big corporations as McDonnell Douglas Corp. and the Dreyfus Fund. He specialized in so-called derivative suits, in which the company receives the award and passes it on to all stockholders. That original law firm is now called Pomerantz LLP and no longer embraces the derivative suit approach. It currently specializes in bringing lucrative class action lawsuits against high-profile companies.

He is the father of Charlotte Pomerantz and Daniel Pomerantz.

Pomerantz died November 20, 1982, at the age of 79.[3]

The law firm of Pomerantz LLP provides some continuing support for the Abraham L.Pomerantz Lecture series, of which two lectures have been held between 2009 and 2013 at the Brooklyn Law School. The lecture series focuses on topics of corporate securities law and related issues of professional responsibility.[4]