Partners

Craig J. Geraci, Jr. is a partner in KSF’s Louisiana office and focuses on federal securities litigation and other complex class action litigation. He is actively involved in cases pending before federal courts across the United States.

Michael A. Swick is a co-founding partner of KSF and heads the firm’s case starting department, overseeing case evaluation and initiation in the firm’s securities, shareholder derivative and mergers & acquisitions practice groups.  Prior to founding KSF, Mr. Swick had a distinguished career working at several of the nation’s premiere class action litigation firms.

Mr. Palestina practices securities and other complex class action litigation. He focuses his practice on securities litigation involving mergers and acquisitions.

Melinda A. Nicholson, a partner in KSF’s Louisiana office, focuses on shareholder derivative and class action litigation, representing institutional and individual shareholders in corporate governance litigation and securities fraud actions, and antitrust matters. Ms. Nicholson also oversees KSF’s shareholder derivative practice.

Kim E. Miller is a KSF partner who specializes in securities litigation and other complex class action litigation. Ms. Miller also supervises the New York City office of KSF. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Miller was a partner at one of the nation’s leading plaintiff class action firms.

J. Ryan Lopatka, a partner in KSF’s New York office, focuses primarily on federal securities class action litigation.

Charles C. Foti, Jr. served as the Attorney General for the state of Louisiana from 2004-2008, after serving for 30 years as one of the most innovative law enforcement officials in the United States as Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff.

Mr. Abadou is a KSF partner who oversees KSF’s San Francisco office. He specializes in securities litigation and has been responsible for securing securities recoveries exceeding $1.5 billion for investors.  Before joining KSF, Mr. Abadou was the managing partner of an east coast-based plaintiff class action firm’s San Francisco office and a partner at a prominent plaintiff class action firm in San Diego.

Lewis Kahn is a founding partner of KSF and serves as the firm’s managing partner.  Mr. Kahn’s practice is devoted to representing institutional and retail investors in connection with damages suffered as a result of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate boards, and other egregious corporate conduct.