No. 13-2919.

814 F.3d 652 (2016)

FLANAGAN, LIEBERMAN, HOFFMAN & SWAIM, Appellant, v. OHIO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, Movants-Appellees, v. Public Pension Funds, The Public Pension Fund Group, Steven J. Sklar, as (Ira Account Beneficiary), on Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly Situated, Rhonda Wilson, Michael R. Bahnmaier, Alma Alvarez, Mark Adams, Elizabeth Eagen, Vernon C. Dailey, Richard Adame, Arlene Kahn, Petra Chatman, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Grant Mitchell, New York State Teachers' Retirement System, Public Employees' Retirement Association of Colorado, Steve R. Graber, Individually and as Assignee of Claims of the SRG 2008 Trust, Schwab SP500 Index Fund, Schwab 1000 Index Fund, Schwab Institutional Select SP500 Fund, Schwab Dividend Equity Fund, Schwab Core Equity Fund, Schwab Premier Equity Fund, Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index Fund, Schwab Total Stock Market Index Fund, Schwab SP500 Index Portfolio, Schwab Markettrack Growth, Portfolio, Schwab Markettrack Balanced Portfolio, Schwab Investments, Schwab Capital Trust, Dr. Salomon Melgen, Flor Melgen, SFM Holdings Limited Partnership, International Fund Management S.A., Deka International S.A. Luxemburg, Deka Investment GmbH, DI, Aaron Katz, Joel Katz, Jeremy Fineberg, Sylvia Weissmann, Parker Family Investments L.L.C., Jeffrey R. Parker, The 1997 Jeffrey R. Parker Family Trust, Drew E. Parker, The 1994 Drew E. Parker Family Trust, Keith D. Parker, Julie M. Sorin, The 1991 Jeffrey R. Parker Family Trust, The 1994 Julie P. Mantell Family Trust, Michael A. Parker, Mark D. Wender, Elliot Wender, Penina Wender, Stanley L. Wender, Razelle M. Wender, Jill W. Goldstein, Jerry E. Finger, Ambassador Life Insurance Company, Select Investors Exchange Fund, L.P., Richard Finger, Jef Family Trust, 1976 Real Estate Trust, Walter Finger, The Jerry E. Finger Family Trust D/T/D 12/28/1989, The Jerry E. Finger Family Trust, Leo R. Jalenak, Peggy E. Jalenak, Kers & Co., Robert Gegnas, 198 Locha Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458-7752, Steven L. Shapiro, Harvey M. Mitnick, Nathan A. Friedman, Bonnie Friedman, Kenneth A. Ciullo, Joanna Ciullo, Thomas P. Dinapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, as Administrative Head of the New York State and Local Retirement Systems and as Sole Trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, Schwab Financial Services Fund, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Bank of America Corp., Gary A. Carlin, Nelson Chai, Kenneth D. Lewis, John A. Thain, William Barnet, III, Frank P. Bramble, Sr., John T. Collins, Gary L. Countryman, Tommy R. Franks, Charles K. Gifford, Monica C. Lozano, Walter E. Massey, Thomas J. May, Patricia E. Mitchell, Thomas M. Ryan, O. Temple Sloan, Jr., Meredith R. Spangler, Robert L. Tillman, Jackie M. Ward, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Neil A. Cotty, Joe L. Price, Banc of America Securities L.L.C., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Bank of America, J. Steele Alphin, Amy Woods Brinkley, Barbara J. Desoer, Liam E. McGee, Timothy J. Mayopoulos, Brian T. Moynihan, Bruce L. Hammonds, Richard K. Struthers, Bank of America Corporation Corporate Benefits Committee Defendants, Bank of America Compensation and Benefits Committee Defendants, Keith T. Banks, Teresa Brenner, Carol T. Christ, Armando M. Codina, Virgis W. Colbert, Gregory Curl, John D. Finnegan, Gregory Fleming, Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller (USA) L.L.C., J.C. Flowers & Co., L.L.C., Judith Mayhew Jonas, Peter Kraus, Aulana L. Peters, Joseph W. Prueher, Ann N. Reese, Michael Ross, Charles O. Rossotti, Peter Stingi, Thomas K. Montag, Bank of America Corporation, Kenneth D. Davis, Martin I. Fineberg, Kenneth A. Lewis, Merrill Lynch & Co., 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Joseph L. Price, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: March 17, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin P. Parker ( Michelle M. Carreras , Evan M. Janush , Arthur Miller, on the brief), The Lanier Law Firm, P.C., Houston, TX, for Appellant.

Before: WALKER, JACOBS, and LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges.

Petitioner-appellant Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman & Swaim ("Flanagan") appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Castel, J.) denying the law firm's request for attorneys' fees drawn from a settlement fund in a consolidated securities class action...

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