Bruce Leppla - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP



Bruce Leppla
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 956-1000

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Bruce Leppla
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of California, Berkeley
1987 - 1990

Website

http://www.lieffcabraser.com/bios/leppla.php

(415) 956-1000


Bar Admissions
California, New York, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California District Courts (Northern, Central, Eastern), New York District Courts (Southern, Eastern), District of Colorado.

Education
University of California (J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, M.G. Reade Scholarship Award); University of California at Berkeley (M.A., Economics, with honors); Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude, Highest Honors in Economics).

Prior Employment

Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (2004-2008), Counsel (2002-2003); CEO and President, California Bankers Insurance Services Inc., 1999-2001; CEO and President, Redwood Bank, (1985-1998), CFO and General Counsel (1981-1984); Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, 1980; Davis Polk & Wardwell, 1976-80.

Publications
Author or co-author of 11 different U.S. and International patents in electronic commerce and commercial product design, including "A Method for Storing and Retrieving Digital Data Transmissions," United States Patent No. 5,659,746, issued August 19, 1997; "Stay in the Class or Opt-Out? Institutional Investors Are Increasingly Opting-Out of Securities Class Litigation," Securities Litigation Report, Vol. 3, No. 8, September 2006, West LegalWorks; reprinted by permission of the author in Wall Street Lawyer, October 2006, Vol. 10, No. 10, West LegalWorks; "Selected Waiver: Recent Developments in the Ninth Circuit and California, Part 1;" Elizabeth Cabraser, Joy A. Kruse and Bruce W. Leppla; Securities Litigation Report, May 2005, Vol. I, No. 9, pp. 1, 3-7; "Selected Waiver: Recent Developments in the Ninth Circuit and California, Part 2;" Elizabeth Cabraser, Joy A. Kruse and Bruce W. Leppla; Securities Litigation Report, June 2005, Vol. I, No. 10, pp. 1, 3-9; Author, "Securities Powers for Community Banks," California Bankers Association Legislative Journal (Nov. 1987).

Teaching Positions
Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Real Estate Law and Finance, 1993-96; Lecturer, California Bankers Association General Counsel Seminars, Lending Documentation, Financial Institutions Litigation and similar topics, 1993-96.

Panel Presentations
EPI European Pension Fund Summit, Montreux, Switzerland, "Legal and Global Economic Implications of the U.S. Subprime Lending Crisis," May 2, 2008; Bar Association of San Francisco, "Impact of Spitzer's Litigation and Attempted Reforms on the Investment Banking and Insurance Industries," May 19, 2005; Opal Financial Conference, National Public Fund System Legal Conference, Phoenix, AZ, "Basic Principles of Securities Litigation," January 14, 2005; American Enterprise Institute, "Betting on the Horse After the Race is Over—In Defense of Mutual Fund Litigation Related to Undisclosed After Hours Order Submission," September 30, 2004.

Member
State Bar of California; State Bar of New York; Member, Editorial Board, Wall Street Lawyer; Yale University Alumni Board of Directors (Director, 2001-2005); California Bankers Association (Director, 1993-99); California State Small Business Development Board, 1989-1997; University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall Alumni Board of Directors, 1993-96; Leadership Council, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1992; Community Reinvestment Institute (Founding Director, 1989-1990); Member, Yale Whiffenpoofs.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.