Securities & Financial Fraud

Returning value to investors and upholding the integrity of the market

Securities and investment fraud can occur as the result of material misrepresentations and omissions, fraudulent transactions, accounting irregularities, stock option backdating, and massive Ponzi schemes. Lieff Cabraser represents investors across America in class, direct (opt-out), derivative, and other actions. Our clients are public pension funds, union funds, and non-public institutional investors including mutual funds, as well as high-wealth and individual investors.

Remarkable recoveries, principled advocacy

Lieff Cabraser securities attorneys have tried two federal securities class actions to jury verdicts, prevailing in both, including a $170 million verdict. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved verdicts, judgments, and settlements in excess of $2.1 billion for our clients in securities and investor fraud cases.

Driven by a strong sense of social responsibility, our attorneys uphold the highest standards of professional behavior. In each case we litigate, we seek to obtain the maximum recovery under the law for our clients and to promote greater corporate responsibility and enhance the integrity of the marketplace for all investors.

Comprehensive services

In addition to litigation, we offer, without charge, investment portfolio monitoring, expert case evaluation, recoverable damages assessments, and corporate governance advice. Our sophisticated, web-based, client-accessible tracking system enables us to quickly identify and calculate any losses suffered by our clients.

Selective, trial-ready, and possessing an outstanding reputation

We vigorously investigate securities and investment fraud cases on behalf of our clients without charge to them. We recommend litigation only when liability is clear and damages are substantial and recoverable.

We assume every case we litigate may proceed to trial and prepare accordingly. This approach enables us to recover a higher percentage of losses for our clients than is typical in securities and financial fraud cases. As a result, one U.S. District Court Judge observed that Lieff Cabraser “is one of the foremost law firms in the country in both securities law and class actions.” Lieff Cabraser also serves as co-chair of the Securities and Financial Fraud Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.

Lieff Cabraser’s Securities & Financial Fraud Cases



CaseAllegation
BofI Holding, Inc.Securities fraud
Charles Schwab Corp. Residential Mortgage-Backed SecuritiesSecurities fraud
Facebook IPOSecurities fraud


CaseResult
First Capital HoldingsSettlement valued at $1 billion
Bank of New York Mellon Corp.$504 million in settlements including $335 million in customer class settlement
State Street$300 million settlement
BroadcomSettlements valued at $197.5 million
Scorpion Technologies$170 million jury verdict
McKesson HBOC$145 million settlement
Informix/Illustra$136 million settlement
Diamond FoodsSettlement valued at $127.3 million
AXA Rosenberg$65 million settlement
Tyco International$54 million settlement
Princeton Notes$50 million settlement
Peregrine$45 million settlement
Cablevision$34.4 million settlement
FPI/Agretech$32 million settlement
California Micro Devices$31 million settlement
Media Vision$31 million settlement
Network Associates$30 million settlement
FundAmerica$13 million settlement
Brooks Automation$7.75 million settlement
PetrobrasConfidential settlement
American International GroupConfidential settlement
Celera CorporationConfidential settlement
AOL Time WarnerClients recovered 50 times what they would have received in a class case
Bank of America Merrill Lynch MergerConfidential settlements
Alex.Brown SecuritiesConfidential settlement
Qwest CommunicationsRecoveries for clients in direct action were 13 times what they would have received in class case
National CenturySettlements valued at over 70% of client's $89 million in losses


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