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Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

“Where are the Gatekeepers?” Bruce Leppla to Speak at the Investment Company Institute May 2017 General Members Meeting

Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s May 4, 2017 General Members Meeting on “Where are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” Mr. Leppla and his partners represent institutional investors in major class and opt-out investment loss recovery litigation in circumstances where such losses are due to fraud or serious corporate misconduct.

Mr. Leppla will discuss creative investor oversight measures that have been requested from, or imposed upon, corporations allegedly engaged in improper and/or fraudulent behavior. There is no doubt that aggressive institutional investor pursuit of loss recovery, including the imposition of improved corporate governance and ethical standards, is now a rapidly growing trend.

About Bruce W. Leppla

A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Mr. Leppla’s recent litigation experience includes representing mutual fund families, government retirement systems and union funds in actions involving Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Lannett, Sandoz, Navient, Petrobras, American International Group, Merck, Celera Corp., Broadcom, McKesson, America Online, Qwest, and other cases. He 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.

Mr. Leppla is a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and served as the 2012 and 2013 ABA/UIA Litigation Section Seminar Chairman on International Corporate Governance Developments. He is a former commercial bank CEO and President. He holds a master’s degree in quantitative economics and law and economics from the University of California (Berkeley) and a B.A. in economics (magna cum laude) from Yale University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Wall Street Lawyer and the author of numerous securities litigation articles. Mr. Leppla speaks frequently on legal and market-related issues.

About the Investment Company Institute

The Investment Company Institute works to advance the interests of mutual funds, their shareholders, directors, and investment advisers throughout its history by pursuing and helping secure a variety of public policy objectives. ICI engages in three core missions: encouraging adherence to high ethical standards by all industry participants; advancing the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and investment advisers; and promoting public understanding of mutual funds and other investment companies. These three objectives are essential organizing principles for the many and varied activities in which the Institute participates on behalf of funds and their shareholders. Learn more at www.ici.org.