Attorney Steve W. Berman

Steve 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 »

Attorney Sean R. Matt

Sean R. Matt, Partner & Management Committee Member

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 »

Attorney Shana E. Scarlett

Shana E. Scarlett, Partner & Management Committee Member

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 »

Attorney Karl Barth

Karl 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 »

Attorney Elaine T. Byszewski

Elaine 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 »

Attorney Reed K. Kathrein

Reed K. Kathrein, Partner

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 »

Attorney Andrew M. Volk

Andrew 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 »

Lucas E. Gilmore, Senior Counsel

Lucas Gilmore is a senior counsel attorney at Hagens Berman’s Berkeley office where he focuses on investor-fraud class-action lawsuits. Mr. Gilmore advises the firm’s securities legal team regarding institutional, government and individual investors on issues related to corporate governance, shareholder rights, and securities litigation. In his time as an investor fraud attorney, Lucas has litigated dozens of securities class actions against the largest companies and banks, including BNY Mellon, BP, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Quality Systems, Symantec, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. more »

Attorney Jeniphr A.E. Breckenridge

Jeniphr A.E. Breckenridge, Of Counsel

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 »

Robert A. Jigarjian, of Counsel

Robert Jigarjian is an of-counsel attorney at Hagens Berman where he focuses on identifying and developing securities and derivative actions at the firm’s Berkeley office. Rob brings a combination of securities industry and complex litigation experience to the firm and its investor clients. Prior to joining Hagens Berman, Mr. Jigarjian worked as a partner at law firms practicing primarily in securities and derivative litigation. Rob also owned his own firm within the same practice areas. He also interned with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and worked for two prominent securities class action firms. Before attending law school, Rob worked for several years as an institutional sales trader for a boutique Wall Street investment bank where he specialized in analyzing and trading bank-issued securities with the firm’s institutional investors. more »

Attorney Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith, Associate

Danielle is an associate attorney at Hagens Berman's Berkeley office, where she focuses on securities and investor fraud litigation. Her recent investor-rights cases include BlackRock iShares ETF August 24, 2015 Flash Crash Litigation and Colman et al. v. TheranosInc., et al., Case Number: 5:16-cv-06822. more »

Wesley Wong, Associate

Mr. Wong is an associate attorney specializing in securities class-action law at Hagens Berman’s Berkeley office. In focusing on securities lawsuits, he has litigated a variety of cases at all stages of litigation, including at trial. Mr. Wong worked in the financial services industry as an analyst prior to law practice and brings to the firm’s investor-fraud legal team additional prior experience working with banking industry regulators to resolve regulatory compliance matters. more »