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DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1700
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4297
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate and Securities; Class Actions; Life Sciences; Healthcare




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.


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


J.D., University of Miami School of Law; University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; B.A., University of Massachusetts

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation - defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘great lawyers who are very strong communicators and have excellent drafting skills‘. John Clarke in New York ‘consistently provides excellent service and is very responsive to client needs‘. Clarke co-chairs the corporate and securities litigation practice with James Mathias in Baltimore. San Diego-based Shirli Fabbri Weiss secured the dismissal of class certification in In re Finisar Corp Sec. Litig., which related to the impact of analyst reports on stock prices. On the SEC enforcement side, the firm has specialists in offices across the US, including Deborah Meshulam in Washington DC and John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht also led major cases, including three related securities and shareholder class actions in state and federal court for food company Hain Celestial Group, all arising from allegations of a fraudulent channel stuffing scheme. Caryn Schechtman obtained summary judgment on SEC claims against Yorkville Advisors, which alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the value of hedge fund investments.