We’re Committed to doing things differently.

At Dietrich Siben Thorpe LLP we work to maximize our clients’ recoveries – not our own.

We seek to recover a greater percentage of investment losses than the typical class action by representing individual investors rather than an entire class.

"The litigators of Dietrich Siben Thorpe provide unparalleled opt-out representation of complex securities fraud claims. By selectively counselling individual investors in an effort to recover investment losses, the firm provides an alternative to maximize investor recoveries." Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
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Case Studies & Successes
  • Tyco International - Opt out clients settled for $100 million.
  • Comverse - DST recently represented a prominent investment advisor with over $9 billion in assets under management in an opt out action against Comverse, and certain of its former officers and directors. The case was successfully resolved for a significant premium over the recovery in the securities class action.
  • WaMu - DST successfully represented several mutual funds in an individual securities action that settled for a substantial recovery of the funds’ losses when they stood to receive nothing in the class action.

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Please click on the link below to view a chart that summarizes some of the more significant opt out settlements announced by public funds.

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The following chart summarizes some of the more significant opt out settlements announced by public funds.

Fund & Case Opt-Out Settlement (Millions) Estimated Class Recovery (Millions) Opt-Out Recovery Multiple
Alaska Funds, AOL/Time Warner $50 $1 50x
Alaska Funds, Qwest $19 $0.4 44.5x
Texas Teachers, Qwest $61.6 $1.4 44x
Colorado Pub. Empl. Ret. Assoc., Qwest $15.5 $0.4 38.8x
CalSTRS, Qwest $46.5 $1.6 30x
New Jersey, Tyco $73.3 $4.2 17x
U.C. Regents, AOL/Time Warner $246 $14.5 17x