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Peter Safirstein,
​Partner

Email: psafirstein@safirsteinmetcalf.com
​(212) 201-2845 (direct)

Peter primarily represents plaintiffs in securities, antitrust, commodities and consumer class actions and also represents whistleblowers before the SEC.  Prior to entering private practice, Peter served in the Enforcement Division of the Securities Exchange Commission and in the United States Attorneys’ Offices for the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida where he concentrated on prosecuting white collar crime.

​Peter has played a prominent role in important class actions including the mammoth IPO Securities litigation that settled for more than $500 million.  In addition, Peter’s practice includes Human Rights Litigation including successfully representing Nigerian children allegedly victimized by Pfizer’s improper medical experiments involving the drug Trovan.  Peter was also part of the team that represented consumers in an antitrust case against Sirius XM Radio which was resolved for $180 million.

Peter serves as co-chair of the Securities Subcommittee of the ABA Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee.  He has lectured on class actions before various professional associations.​

Education:

  • B.A., George Washington University, 1978
  • M.A., Georgetown University, 1980
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1985


​Bar & Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • The New York Bar
  • The New Jersey Bar

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Elizabeth S. Metcalf,
​Partner

Email: emetcalf@safirsteinmetcalf.com
(212) 201-2843 (direct)

​Elizabeth focuses her practice on class action securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, consumer fraud, and antitrust actions. She has litigated on behalf of investors and consumers including investors ​in the shareholder derivative suit In re Massey Energy Co. Derivative & Class Action Litigation, No. 5430-VCS (Del. Ch.) which followed the 2010 mining disaster; and consumers who were damaged by the Suave® Professionals Keratin Infusion 30 Day Smoothing Kit (Reid et. al. v. Unilever United States, Inc., No. 12-cv-6058, NDIL).Elizabeth currently represents individuals challenging price fixing in a drywall antitrust matter, shareholders concerned with Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance in a derivative matter, and  shareholders challenging the merger prices in several acquisition matters.

Prior to law school, she worked as a financial research analyst at a class action securities fraud law firm. During law school, she was a member of the Fordham International Law Journal, and she served as a legal intern at the Securities Arbitration Clinic of Fordham University School of Law, obtaining a punitive damages award before an arbitration panel under the Financial Industry and Regulatory Authority.Super Lawyers has selected Elizabeth as a New York Metro “Rising Star” in recognition of her accomplishments.​

Education:

  • B.A., Colorado College, 1992
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008


​Bar & Court Admissions
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  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • The New York Bar

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Sheila Feerick,
​Director of Shareholder Communications

Email: sfeerick@safirsteinmetcalf.com
​(212) 201-2856 (direct)

​Sheila has extensive securities litigation experience.  She performs complex investigative financial analysis for potential class action lawsuits, helps identify and analyze cases for securities class action litigation by applying the federal securities law principles such as, loss causation, materiality, and reliance to help evaluate whether a prospective case is meritorious.

In addition, Sheila is responsible for communicating with individual and institutional investors about securities class actions and analyzes and prepares client data calculations for class action filings.  Prior to Safirstein Metcalf LLP, she managed the Shareholder Services Department at a New York-based securities litigation firm.Sheila earned a BA in English from Villanova University and a MBA in Finance from Stern School of Business at NYU.