Richard M. Heimann supervises Lieff Cabraser’s securities and financial fraud practice. He is one of the nation’s foremost trial attorneys and skilled negotiators, with unparalleled experience in complex securities and investor fraud, antitrust and intellectual property, consumer protection, and personal injury and mass tort cases. Richard led Lieff Cabraser’s work in the Wells Fargo Shareholder Derivative Litigation and was appointed Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in the case. In April 2020, the Court granted final approval to a settlement including a $240 million cash payment, the largest insurer-funded derivative settlement in history, and corporate governance reforms.
Richard also supervised Lieff Cabraser’s landmark litigation against the tobacco industry on behalf of Massachusetts, California, and several other states. The litigation was resolved in 1998 as part of a record $206 billion master settlement agreement with the state Attorneys General. Richard has also successfully tried over 30 civil jury cases, highlighted by the FPI/Agretech and Edsaco securities class action trials, the Wells Fargo Bank overdraft fees consumer protection class action trial, and the LCDs antitrust class action.
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