Atara Hirsch

Of Counsel

Ms. Hirsch concentrates her practice in securities litigation and serves as AF&T’s Director of Institutional Investor Services. In that role, she advises public and private institutions throughout the world concerning shareholder rights as they relate to class action and individual direct action claims arising under U.S. federal and state laws. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice in the state of New York as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of the New York federal courts.

Ms. Hirsch is a frequent speaker on securities litigation issues, particularly in regard to the rights and responsibilities of institutional investors. Ms. Hirsch has addressed the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Native American Finance Conference and the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association. She is the author of the article “Custodians Leave Investor Money on the Table” (PERSist, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, Fall 2009) detailing the many issues that may arise when pension funds rely solely on their custodians to monitor their stock portfolio.


(212) 279-5050


School & Degree
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
B.A., Brooklyn College


Bar Admission
New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York