Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s 2015 Legal Forum “ICI at 75: Facing the Future” on May 7, 2015, in Washington D.C. Leppla will be discussing the topic of investment funds as litigation plaintiffs at this year’s legal forum. The Legal Forum invites selected lawyers to give presentations to the investment management industry at the 2015 General Membership Meeting (GMM), the Legal Forum and various other conferences and workshops. Leppla is speaking this year at both the GMM meeting and the Legal Forum. He is the only plaintiffs’ lawyer to be invited, and is a frequent speaker at other ICI, International Foundation and NCPERS events.
Leppla is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He represents mutual funds, hedge funds, government retirement systems and other institutional investors in securities fraud and antitrust actions. His litigation experience includes cases brought against American International Group, Merck, Celera Corp, Broadcom, McKesson, America Online, Qwest and many other cases. Leppla also participates in the evaluation and development of securities and antitrust matters, assists in expert witness matters as they relate to accounting and finance issues, and manages with his partners the settlement of cases that involve corporate finance issues.
Leppla is a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and served as the 2012 ABA/UIA Litigation Section Seminar Chairman on International Corporate Governance Developments. A former commercial bank CEO and President, Leppla also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Wall Street Lawyer, and is the author of numerous securities litigation articles.