Lieff Cabraser partner Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Spring 2018 Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC from March 12-14, 2018. On Tuesday, March 13th at 4:30 p.m., Mr. Leppla will be presenting “Where Are The Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” The presentation will cover the role investment funds play in efforts to curtail corporate misconduct and fraud.

Mr. Leppla and his partners at Lieff Cabraser 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. In his talk, he will speak about creative investor oversight measures that have been requested from, or imposed upon, corporations allegedly engaged in improper and/or fraudulent behavior.

See the full CII Conference agenda here.

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 Council of Institutional Investors

Founded in 1985, CII is the voice of corporate governance whose mission is to achieve strong governance standards at public companies and strong shareholder rights. Members use their proxy votes, shareowner resolutions, pressure on regulators, discussions with companies and litigation where necessary to effect change. Today, many CII corporate governance policies that were once considered radical are commonly accepted standards. Learn more at

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