Berman Tabacco

Laura M. Falardeau

Project Attorney

Laura M. Falardeau

Laura Falardeau is a project attorney in the Boston office of Berman Tabacco. She is a member of the firm’s discovery team. Since 2011, Laura has focused on complex cases involving bid-ask spread manipulation, foreign currency exchange and issues in the derivatives and commodities markets.

Laura’s path in social justice began while in law school at Northeastern University School of Law, one of the top public interest law schools in the nation. As a law student, Laura served as a Hearings Officer at the Boston Public Health Commission in their Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, conducting administrative hearings and appeals to assess violations and fines and working with the executive director in drafting regulations to promote the city’s efforts towards tobacco control in the community. During law school she also interned for Judge Peter W. Agnes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Superior Court, drafting memos on case law and providing support in jury selection and instruction. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was an associate at a Greater Boston firm representing clients in various probate and bankruptcy issues.

Experience

  • Currently serves as part of the litigation team representing Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.), an antitrust class action against Wall Street banks for manipulating a foreign currency exchange rate benchmark and fixing bid-ask spreads on trillions of dollars of foreign currency exchange transactions.
  • Served as part of the litigation team in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. Moody’s Corp.,CGC-09-490241 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco Cty.), a pioneering case that sought to hold credit rating agencies (Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s) financially responsible for their misrepresentations in rating structured investment vehicles, ultimately recovering $255 million for the nation’s largest state pension fund.
  • Serves as part of the litigation team that represented the Michigan State Retirement Systems in the Bear Stearns Companies litigation stemming from the 2008 collapse of the company. Plaintiffs successfully recovered $294.9 million for former Bear Stearns shareholders.
Laura M. Falardeau Project Attorney
Boston
One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109

Laura Falardeau is a project attorney in the Boston office of Berman Tabacco. She is a member of the firm’s discovery team. Since 2011, Laura has focused on complex cases involving bid-ask spread manipulation, foreign currency exchange and issues in the derivatives and commodities markets.

Laura’s path in social justice began while in law school at Northeastern University School of Law, one of the top public interest law schools in the nation. As a law student, Laura served as a Hearings Officer at the Boston Public Health Commission in their Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, conducting administrative hearings and appeals to assess violations and fines and working with the executive director in drafting regulations to promote the city’s efforts towards tobacco control in the community. During law school she also interned for Judge Peter W. Agnes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Superior Court, drafting memos on case law and providing support in jury selection and instruction. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was an associate at a Greater Boston firm representing clients in various probate and bankruptcy issues.

Education
  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A., Economics and History, 2000)
Experience
  • Currently serves as part of the litigation team representing Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association (FCERA) in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.), an antitrust class action against Wall Street banks for manipulating a foreign currency exchange rate benchmark and fixing bid-ask spreads on trillions of dollars of foreign currency exchange transactions.
  • Served as part of the litigation team in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. Moody’s Corp.,CGC-09-490241 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco Cty.), a pioneering case that sought to hold credit rating agencies (Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s) financially responsible for their misrepresentations in rating structured investment vehicles, ultimately recovering $255 million for the nation’s largest state pension fund.
  • Serves as part of the litigation team that represented the Michigan State Retirement Systems in the Bear Stearns Companies litigation stemming from the 2008 collapse of the company. Plaintiffs successfully recovered $294.9 million for former Bear Stearns shareholders.
Admissions
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
Affiliations
  • Boston Bar Association