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Robert A. Meyer, Esq.

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Mojgan Binder
T: 310-309-6204
F: 310-396-7576
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1400 , The Watt Plaza , Los Angeles , CA 90067

Robert A. Meyer, Esq. serves as a mediator in complex business litigation pending throughout the United States, including securities and derivative class actions, professional liability lawsuits against accounting and law firms, litigation involving banking and complex financial instruments (including mortgage backed securities), cases arising under ERISA, intellectual property disputes, consumer class actions, and other commercial disputes.

Mr. Meyer brings the skill set of an experienced trial lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in securities litigation, class actions and derivative suits, intellectual property litigation (including copyright, trademark, and right of publicity lawsuits), attorneys' and accountants' professional liability lawsuits, and claims involving breach of contract and commercial fraud.

In his mediation practice, Mr. Meyer is focused on building trust with clients and counsel. He comes to each session prepared and regularly conducts pre-mediation conference calls with counsel. Mr. Meyer develops creative solutions when negotiations stall. He is persistent with follow-up after mediation sessions, keeping discussions alive, and often achieving post-session settlements.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Successfully mediated numerous securities claims involving Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions and professional firms
  • Numerous mediations of shareholder class actions, including claims under the '33 and '34 Acts as well as related "opt-out" cases
  • Mediation of other class actions, including ERISA and consumer class actions
  • Nearly 40 years of experience as a litigation attorney (for plaintiffs and defendants) during which he tried to judgment, arbitrated, and handled more than 100 cases involving accountant malpractice, including auditing, tax, consulting, and business management
  • Over 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney handling numerous claims of attorney malpractice, including cases tried to judgment and arbitration, involving nearly every aspect of legal representation

Representative Matters

  • Banking and Investment
    • 21 Institutional Investors/JP Morgan – $4.5 billion settlement of mortgage repurchase and servicing claims involving 330 RMBS trusts (Southern District of New York) – settlement of claims by purchasers of mortgage backed securities against trustees of RMBS trusts
    • Settlement of multiple claims by FDIC against former officers and directors of failed banks
    • Corporate America Credit Union v. Herbst (Northern District of Alabama) – settlement of lawsuit by CACU against former directors and officers of U.S. Central Federal Credit Union
    • Finke v. Morgan Stanley & Co. (Missouri Circuit Court) – settlement of multi-billion dollar claim by the Liquidator (the Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance) of Great American Life Insurance Co. against financial advisor, alleging wrongful conduct that resulted in demise of insurer
  • Securities and Derivative Class Actions
    • Settlement of numerous lawsuits, in state and federal courts, by purchasers of mortgage backed securities
    • In re CafePress Inc. Shareholder Litigation (San Mateo County Superior Court) – settlement of shareholder class action
    • In re Colonial BancGroup Inc. Securities Litigation (M.D. Alabama) – settlement of securities class action against directors and officers and outside auditor of failed bank
    • Wiley v. Envivio, Inc. (San Mateo County Superior Court) – settlement of shareholder class action
    • In re DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. Derivative Litigation (D. Colorado) – settlement of shareholder derivative litigation
    • CIFG Assurance North America, Inc. v. Bank of America (New York Supreme Court) – settlement of claims by financial guaranty insurer against issuer of mortgage backed securities
    • In re Hi-Crush Partners L.P. Securities Litigation (Southern District of New York) – settlement of shareholder class action
    • Curry v. Hansen Medical Inc. (Northern District of California) – settlement of shareholder class action relating to accounting restatement by medical device company
    • In re Washington Mutual Mortgage Backed Securities Litigation (Western District of Washington) – settlement of class action by purchasers of residential mortgage backed securities
    • In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litigation (Southern District of New York) – counsel to the Special Master; assisted in the mediation of the shareholder class actions ($2.5 billion) as well as related ERISA, derivative, and opt-out lawsuits
    • Carlson v. Xerox Corporation (District of Connecticut) - settlement of 21 consolidated shareholder class actions
    • Wool et al. v. Sitrick et al. (Central District of California) – settlement of claims arising out of purchase of shares from ESOP by majority shareholder
    • Annuity and Life Re (Holdings) Ltd. (District of Connecticut) - settlement of shareholder class action against accounting firm
    • Staehr v. The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (District of Connecticut) – settlement of shareholder class action and related derivative litigation
    • In re Tetra Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation (Southern District of Texas) – settlement of securities class action
    • In re Priceline.com, Inc. Securities Litigation (District of Connecticut) – settlement of shareholder litigation against company, officers and directors
  • Business/Commercial/Mergers and Acquisitions
    • In re Gardner Denver, Inc. Shareholder Litigation (Delaware Chancery Court) – settlement of shareholder litigation over fairness of merger transaction
    • In re ACS Shareholder Litigation (Delaware Chancery Court) – settlement of fiduciary duty/shareholder cases arising out of $6 billion corporate acquisition
    • Settlement of arbitration claims (breach of contract and unfair trade practices) by 70+ distributors of Fortune 500 company
    • Handled litigation over separation of partners from law firm
    • Handled litigation over enforcement of "non-compete" agreements by partners in major accounting firm
  • Consumer Class Actions
    • Sway v. Benjamin Moore & Co. (Central District of California) – settlement of consumer class action by purchasers of paint products
  • Entertainment
    • Handled numerous cases involving motion picture distribution, copyright infringement and related matters
    • Handled profits accounting litigation arising from motion picture and recording agreements
    • Handled numerous cases involving motion picture finance
  • ERISA
    • Hans v. Tharaldson (District of North Dakota) – settlement of lawsuit arising out of sale of shares in private corporation to ESOP
    • Calvin v. San Antonio Spurs (W.D. Texas) – settlement of ERISA class action by retired players in the American Basketball Association
    • Frazier v. Honeywell Pension & Savings Plan (D. Arizona) – settlement of ERISA class action
    • In re Merck & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation (MDL 1658) (District of New Jersey) – settlement of shareholder lawsuits by participants in ERISA plans
    • Bach v. Amedisys, Inc. (Middle District of Louisiana) – settlement of ERISA class action
    • Vincent v. Reser (Northern District of California) – settlement of ERISA action over sale of shares in private company
    • In re Sterling Financial Corp. ERISA Litigation - settlement of ERISA class action involving bank holding company (E.D. Wa.)
    • In re Wachovia Corporation ERISA Litigation (Western District of North Carolina) – settlement of shareholder class actions by participants in ERISA plans
    • In re Xerox Corp. ERISA Litigation (District of Connecticut) - settlement of shareholder class actions by participants in retirement plans
  • Intellectual Property
    • Handled multiple copyright infringement cases involving video games, motion pictures, and advertising
    • Mediation of claims to ownership of trademark by three different claimants
    • Successful defense of claims brought by Estate of Princess Diana alleging Lanham Act violations and violation of publicity rights
    • Trial of ownership of Hard Rock Café trademark
    • Handled multiple trademark cases involving trademarks in video games, including Pac-Man
    • Handled trade secrets and unfair competition cases, including theft of software created as a work-for-hire
  • Professional Liability
    • Bankers' Bank Northeast et al. v. Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker (D. Maine) – settlement of professional malpractice claims by third party lenders against accounting firm
    • Gascoyne v. Avellino (New York Supreme Court) – settlement of claims arising out of Madoff-related investment
    • Hoberman v. Aspiriant, LLC (Los Angeles County Superior Court) – settlement of malpractice action against business management and accounting firms
    • Confidential – settlement of claims by withdrawn partner against former law firm; issues involving partnership agreement and valuation of interest in class action litigation
    • The Westervelt Company v. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (Circuit Court, Alabama) – settlement of legal malpractice action involving corporate benefit and compensation plans
  • Named "Best Lawyer" in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc., 2010-2016
  • Named "Los Angeles Litigation – Securities Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Named in "Southern California Super Lawyers" in Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Entertainment & Sports, a Thomson Reuters business, 2004-2015; Listed in the Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005
  • Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Central District of California Attorney Settlement Officer Panel
  • Board of Directors, Public Counsel (the largest pro bono law office in the United States)
  • Board of Directors, Attorneys Insurance Mutual (legal malpractice insurer)
  • Frequent lecturer before bar associations and for conferences on various topics including mediation, legal ethics, and attorney malpractice


ADR Profiles

  • "Trust is Key," Daily Journal, ADR Profile, October 13, 2017
  • Partner, Chair of Professional Services Litigation and General Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP, 1975-Present
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
  • B.A., cum laude, American University School of International Service, 1972

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    Specialties

    • Arbitration
    • Business/Commercial
    • Class Action/Mass Tort
    • Entertainment and Sports
    • Federal Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Professional Liability
    • Securities
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