Investor Fraud

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Investor Fraud Attorneys

Steve Berman attorney headshotSteve W. Berman, Managing Partner

Steve Berman co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 and is the firm’s managing partner. He represents consumers, investors and employees in large, complex litigation held in state and federal courts. Berman’s trial experience has earned him significant recognition and led The National Law Journal to name him one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in the nation, and to repeatedly name Hagens Berman one of the top 10 plaintiffs’ firms in the country. Berman was inspired to build a firm that vociferously fought for the rights of those unable to fight for themselves. His innovative approach, tenacious conviction and impeccable track record have earned him an excellent reputation and numerous historic legal victories. He is considered one of the nation’s most successful class-action attorneys. more »

Karl Barth attorney headshotKARL BARTH, OF COUNSEL

Mr. Barth, a CPA and licensed forensic accountant, works on several SEC/CFTC/IRS whistleblower matters. With a deep background in all areas of covered securities and commodities regulation, and a former practicing accountant with broad experience handling tax matters, and decades of experience in securities litigation, Mr. Barth provides invaluable assistance to many investors. more »

Jeniphr Breckenridge attorney headshotJENIPHR A.E. BRECKENRIDGE, PARTNER

Jeniphr A.E. Breckenridge has practiced with the firm since its founding in 1993 and focuses on class actions, including consumer rights, automobile defects, securities litigation fraud and wage and hour claims. Her notable cases include Boeing Securities Litigation, Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and State Tobacco cases. more »  

thumbnail_Elaine_Byszewski_Hagens_Berman_AttorneyELAINE T. BYSZEWSKI, PARTNER

Elaine Byszewski is a partner at Hagens Berman where she has worked since 2004. She has litigated a number of complex class actions on behalf of consumers, employees, and whistleblowers resulting in multi-million dollar settlements, including cases against Toyota, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Costco, Apple and KB Homes. more »


Reed Kathrein is a partner at Hagens Berman’s Berkeley office. After 11 years defending corporations, he devoted his career to prosecuting class-action securities litigation and securities cases on behalf of individual and institutional investors. He has litigated more than 100 securities fraud class actions. He worked behind the scenes in shaping the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. more »

Sean Matt attorney headshotSEAN R. MATT, PARTNER

Sean Matt leads the firm's innovation in organizing and prosecuting individual class cases across many states involving the same defendants and similar factual and legal issues, an approach that continues to be a key factor in the firm's success. His practice focuses on multi-state and nationwide class actions and complex commercial litigation encompassing securities and finance, consumer, antitrust, insurance and products. more »

Shana Scarlett attorney headshotSHANA E. SCARLETT, PARTNER

Shana E. Scarlett is a partner at Hagens Berman's San Francisco office. Her practice is devoted entirely to representing plaintiffs in complex litigation, and primarily in the areas of antitrust and unfair competition. She serves as one of the team of litigators representing indirect purchaser plaintiffs in the In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, alleging a price-fixing conspiracy to stabilize the prices of optical disk drives throughout the United States, in violation of federal and state antitrust laws. more »

Andrew Volk attorney headshotANDREW M. VOLK, PARTNER

Andrew M. Volk is a partner at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where his practice focuses on consumer litigation, including automobile defect litigation against General Motors and Kia. He has also worked extensively on consumer claims against Expedia resulting in the largest summary judgment award in Washington state history. Mr. Volk was also extensively involved in ERISA cases for breach of fiduciary duties, including settlements of claims on behalf of employees of Enron, Washington Mutual Bank, General Motors, the Montana Power Company and Sterling Savings Bank. more »

Jason Zweig attorney headshotJASON A. ZWEIG, PARTNER

Jason A. Zweig joined the firm in February 2011 and heads the firm’s New York office. Mr. Zweig is highly experienced in representing plaintiffs in antitrust, securities, consumer and other complex litigation. In addition, Mr. Zweig has experience representing whistleblowers in claims under the federal False Claims Act, state false claim acts, and the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower programs of the SEC and CFTC. Mr. Zweig’s representation of whistleblowers spans a variety of industries, including healthcare and financial services. more »

Emerson Hilton attorney headshotDanielle Smith, ASSOCIATE

Danielle is an associate attorney at Hagens Berman's San Francisco office, where she focuses on securities and investor fraud litigation. more »