Randall Baron is a partner at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP. He specializes in securities litigation, corporate takeover litigation and breach of fiduciary duty actions. For almost two decades, Baron has headed up a team of lawyers whose accomplishments include obtaining instrumental rulings both at injunction and trial phases, and establishing liability of financial advisors and investment banks. Notable cases include In re Kinder Morgan, Inc. S’holders Litig., where Baron obtained an unprecedented $200 million common fund for former Kinder Morgan shareholders, the largest merger & acquisition class action recovery in history; In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litig., where he went to trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery on claims of breach of fiduciary duty on behalf of Dole Food Co., Inc. shareholders and obtained $148 million, the largest trial verdict ever in a class action challenging a merger transaction; and In re Rural/Metro Corp. Stockholders Litig., where Baron and co-counsel obtained nearly $100 million for shareholders against Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets LLC. In In re Del Monte Foods Co. S’holders Litig., he exposed the unseemly practice by investment bankers of participating on both sides of large merger and acquisition transactions and ultimately secured an $89 million settlement for shareholders.