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Derek William Loeser

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Seattle, WA

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 29 years
    Indiana - IN 13 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Temporary Admission Expired No misconduct found

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Practice areas

Derek Loeser is a senior member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He maintains a national practice prosecuting class action and large-scale individual cases, including corporate fraud and misconduct, securities, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) pension and health plan, breach of fiduciary duty, and investment mismanagement cases. Derek has served as lead and co-lead counsel in large, complex cases in state and federal courts around the country.

Derek has been a plaintiffs’ attorney for over 20 years. He has a passion for taking on large corporations and holding them accountable for wrongdoing. Through all stages of litigation, including trial, he has helped recover billions of dollars for consumers, employees, retirees, retirement plans and institutions. Notable cases include the Wells Fargo unauthorized account consumer class action, for which he serves as lead counsel. Derek and the Keller Rohrback team achieved a $142 million settlement that requires Wells Fargo to refund all improper fees, and provide first-of-its kind credit damage reimbursement, among other relief, to Wells Fargo customers. Other notable cases include mortgage-backed securities cases on behalf of the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago, Indianapolis and Boston; ERISA class cases on behalf of employees of Enron, WorldCom, Countrywide, and Washington Mutual, among others, whose retirement savings were decimated by corporate fraud and abuse; fraud, RICO, and antitrust cases against drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies for conspiring to drive up the cost of life-saving medications, such as insulin and epinephrine (EpiPens).

Derek also represents state and local government entities in a number of matters, including ongoing cases against opioid manufacturers for misrepresenting the safety and efficacy of opioids for chronic pain. The opioid cases are quintessential examples of the type of litigation Derek and the Keller Rohrback team pursue with purpose and passion: corporate fraud and malfeasance causing serious harm to the public.

Many of Derek’s cases have required coordinating with state and federal agencies involved in litigation that parallels cases pursued by Keller Rohrback, including states attorneys general, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Labor. In addition, Derek has extensive experience negotiating complex, multi-party settlements, and coordinating with the many parties and counsel necessary to accomplish this.

Before joining Keller Rohrback, Derek served as a law clerk for the Hon. Michael R. Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and was a trial attorney in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences on class actions, ERISA and other complex litigation topics.

Location

Keller Rohrback Law Offices
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3276

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon, Hon. M. Hogan
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Trial Attorney
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Enron Corp. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation
  • Very favorable.
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Litigation
  • Very favorable.
  • In re WorldCom, Inc. ERISA Litigation
  • Very favorable.
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Associations

  • New York
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washingon
  • Cooperating counsel
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement
  • The Burton Foundation
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Avvo Top Employee Benefits Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Award for Public Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1996
  • Achievement Award
  • U.S Department of Justice
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Pension & Benefits Daily, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
  • 2010 ERISA Employer Stock Cases: The Good, the Bad, and the In Between-Plaintiffs’ Perspective
  • 2011
  • Pension & Benefits Daily, BNA, Inc.
  • 2010 ERISA Employer Stock Cases: The Good, the Bad, and the In Between-Plaintiffs’ Perspective
  • 2011
  • BNA, Inc. Pension & Benefits
  • The Case Against the Presumption of Prudence
  • 2010
  • Pension & Benefits Reporter
  • The Continuing Applicability of Rule 23(b)(1) to ERISA Actions for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • The 13th Annual Conference on Litigating Class Actions - Seattle, WA
  • Trends in Auto Defect Litigation
  • 2017
  • Pharmaceutical and Environmental Mass Tort Litigation Conference - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Class Action & Data Breach Litigation
  • 2016
  • Law Seminars International
  • VW Diesel Emissions Litigation: A Case Study of the Interplay Between Government Regulatory Activity and Consumer Fraud Class Actions
  • 2016
  • Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation - Seattle, WA
  • Post-Certification: Motion Practice in Class Actions
  • 2014
  • Alan Biller & Associates and Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Event - Seattle, WA
  • Fiduciary Challenges in a Low Return Environment
  • 2014
  • 8th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Litigation Class Actions - Seattle, WA
  • Post-Certification: Motion Issues in Class Actions, Litigating Class Actions
  • 2012
  • 22nd Annual National Institute on ERISA Litigation - Washington, D.C.
  • Investment Litigation: Fees & Investments in Defined Contribution Plans
  • 2012
  • ERISA 401(k) Fee Ligitgation and New Fee Disclosure Regulations
  • Strategies for Bringing and Defending Fee Claims and Complying with DOL's Disclosure Requirements
  • 2010
  • ABA Mid-Winter Meeting - San Antonio, TX
  • Trials of Employer Stock Cases; What's Next After DiFelice v. US Airways, Brieger V. Telltabs & Nelson v. Hodoval
  • 2010
  • 14th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Action
  • Hey, Wait a Second (City)! I Just Got My Class Certified, Now What?! Litigating Class Actions Between Certification and Trial - Prespective From All Sides
  • 2010
  • Western Benefits & Pension Conference
  • ERISA 401(k) Plan Litigation
  • 2009
  • 22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - New York, NY
  • Employer Stock Cases; 401(k) Fee Cases; and ERISA Class Action and Attorney Fee Issues
  • 2009
  • 22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - Las Vegas, NV
  • Employer Stock Cases; 401(k) Fee Cases; and ERISA Class Actions and Attorney Fee Issues
  • 2009
  • RIMS 2008 Annual Conference
  • ERISA Fiduciary Liability
  • 2008
  • 20th Annual Erisa Litigation Conference
  • ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • 2007
  • 19th Annual ERISA Litigation Conference
  • ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • 2006
  • 18th Annual ERISA Litigation Conference
  • ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • 2005
  • Western Benefits Council ERISA Litigation
  • ERISA Company Stock Litigation
  • 2004
  • WSBA CLE
  • Damages in Tort and Contract Litigation - Economic Loss Rule
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Class action Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Derek is an outstanding lawyer and someone I consult with on a regular basis. We have worked together on many matters and I trust his instincts and intellect."
Employee benefits Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Derek knows ERISA law!"
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Seattle Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Derek William Loeser
Derek William Loeser
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 29 years