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Shirli Fabbri Weiss

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Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Shrli Fabbri Weiss is a leading secxurities and class action consumer defense litigation lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing clients in civil litigation and investigations in a broad array of industries.

Specifically, Ms. Weiss's practice emphasizes representing public companies and their Boards of Directors and Officers in securities litigation, consumer litigation and in related government investigations, both state and federal. She advises Boards of Directors and Board Committees on internal investigations, insider trading compliance, directors and officers insurance protection and litigation avoidance.

Member

Founding Director, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter; Founding Member and Master, American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace chapter; American and California Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute

Education

JD, University of Miami School of Law; University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; BA, University of Massachusetts


United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

John Clarke in New York and James Mathias in Baltimore are chairs of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s corporate and securities litigation practice, which continued to expand its roster of talent in 2017. Recent hires include Jessica Masella in New York, who was a member of the securities and commodities fraud task force in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and experienced trial lawyer Amy Rudd in Austin, who joined from Dechert LLP. They complement the firm’s already strong bench, which includes San Diego-based Shirli Weiss, who won a motion to dismiss for Super Micro Computer in a class action regarding errors in reported revenues, and Robert Brownlie; and Andrew Escobar in Seattle, who with Clarke defended Morgan Stanley against allegations of misstatements and omissions in registration statements for IPOs of SandRidge Mississippian Trusts. Ryan O’Quinn in Miami has in-house experience at the SEC and advises clients in the financial services, healthcare and transportation sectors.

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