Bar admissions & court admissions:

  • Bar of the State of New York
  • Bar of the State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
Donald R. Hall
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Donald R. Hall


Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

800 Third Avenue
38th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone 1: (800) 290-1952

Phone 2: (212) 687-1980

Fax: (212) 687-7714

Donald Hall first associated with Kaplan Fox in 1998 and became a partner of the firm in 2005.  Mr. Hall has more than 25 years of experience in securities and complex litigation, but also prosecutes consumer protection and antitrust litigation.  He counsels the firm’s institutional clients on seeking redress in foreign jurisdictions or bringing an individual or class actions in the U.S. to protect and recover lost assets involving foreign securities.  Mr. Hall was a member of the trial team prosecuting In re Bank of America, which settled for $2.425 billion, the single largest securities class action recovery for violations of Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act. Mr. Hall also recently represented public pension fund clients in In re Eletrobras Secs. Litig., No. 15-cv-5754 (S.D.N.Y.), as co-lead counsel representing the Employee Retirement System of the City of Providence in a class action against a Brazilian company, and in Kasper v. AAC Holdings, Inc., No. 15-cv-923 (M.D. Tenn.), as co-lead counsel representing ATRS.  Mr. Hall successfully represented institutional clients in In re Merrill Lynch, which settled for $475 million; In re Fannie Mae 2008, which settled for $170 million; In re Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 08-cv-411 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Majesco Securities Litigation, No. 05-cv-3557 (D.N.J.); and In re Escala Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 05-cv-3518 (S.D.N.Y.).  Additionally, he was a member of the team in AOL Time Warner Cases I & II, an opt-out action brought by institutional investors that settled just weeks before trial, resulting in a recovery of multiples of what was obtained had those investors remained members of significantly recover.

Currently, Mr. Hall is representing institutional clients in: In re Vale as court appointed lead counsel for the court-appointed lead plaintiff, CAAT Pension Plan, arising out of the January 2019 collapse of a tailings dam and Vale’s false and misleading statements about the safety of its dams and commitment to the health and safety of its workers, and CalSTRS and the Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis in a derivative action in Delaware arising out of Facebook’s many years of improper data sharing with third parties, Karen Sbriglio, Retirement System of St. Louis and California State Teachers’ Retirement System, derivatively on behalf of Nominal Defendant Facebook, Inc. vs. Mark Zuckerberg, et al., Case Number: 2018-0307-JRS (Del. Ch.). 

Mr. Hall recently represented ATRS in Arkansas Teacher Retirement Sys. V. Allianz Global Investors US LLC, No. 20-cv-5615 (S.D.N.Y.), an individual action, alleging negligence and breach of contractual and fiduciary duties arising from misconduct and gross mismanagement of three investment funds. In the consumer protection area, Mr. Hall was member of the team in In re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litig., No. 5:18-MD-2827-EJD (N.D. Cal.) resulting in a settlement of $310 million.

Mr. Hall graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1995 with a B.A. in Philosophy and obtained his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1998. During law school, Mr. Hall was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board. He also participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing criminal defendants in federal and New York State courts on a pro-bono basis.

Mr. Hall is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Connecticut and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second and Eleventh Circuits. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys and is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Association for Justice.