Alsup Scolds Bernstein Litowitz Over Symantec 'Spectacle'

Law360 (April 21, 2021, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Bernstein Litowitz should have avoided the "spectacle" of hiring the former deputy CEO of its own client in the midst of a massive investor class action against Symantec Corp., U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Tuesday.

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP is representing SEB Investment Management AB, the lead plaintiff of a certified class of investors suing the cybersecurity company behind Norton Antivirus. The investors say Symantec Corp. and its board reported false quarterly revenues to protect executive bonuses.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP raised conflict of interest concerns in December, telling the court that Bernstein Litowitz surreptitiously hired...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Judge Analytics

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!