A Business Leader, Innovator, and Defender of Investor Rights
Bruce W. Leppla is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office whose responsibilities include securities and antitrust case evaluation and analysis, legal and financial, as well as directing the firm’s institutional investor and client outreach. Bruce was part of the litigation team on the McKesson, Alex Brown, Navient, America Online, Broadcom, Tyco, Qwest, Brooks Automation, Diamond Foods, American International Group, Celera Corporation, Danske Bank, Steinhoff, Merck, and Petrobras securities cases; the generic drugs price fixing national multi-district litigation; the Enoxaparin and Restasis antitrust cases; and the national multi-district litigation Opioids cases. He handles varying case responsibilities that include case initiation, complaint preparation and preparing and deposing expert witnesses on accounting and finance issues.
Bruce serves or has served as Chairman and Founder of numerous ventures, including Leppla Capital Management LLC, an investment securities consulting and asset management business; the Stitzel-Leppla Company, a high fashion real estate development firm whose principal project was The Pacific Center, San Francisco, CA; and California Bankers Insurance Services, a technology company offering online employee benefit programs and administration. Bruce has been awarded 11 United States patents, is a California licensed investment advisor and has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation issued by fi360. To date he has raised over $135 million for his various start-up ventures.
Bruce has written extensively on securities law issues, serves on the Editorial Board of Wall Street Lawyer, and is a frequent speaker at both U.S. and European institutional investor conferences, including, recently, conferences of the American Bar Association and Union Internationale des Avocats in New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami, Geneva, Frankfurt and Istanbul.