Stoll Berne is Oregon’s premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and financial broker fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We’re tireless advocates and the fiercest of competitors. Experience and wisdom matter, and we bring both to your securities case.
Since 1978, Stoll Berne Has Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Investors
Stoll Berne also has a long history of helping large institutional investors, including the State of Oregon and the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, recover losses due to securities fraud. Stoll Berne has served as lead and trial counsel in a number of national class actions. We also represent institutional investors in “opt out” cases where the institution is better served fighting for its own interests in local courts. With the assistance of our securities monitoring software, we advise funds on the best strategy for recovering their investment losses. In addition, we counsel our clients on corporate governance issues and litigation strategies for enforcing shareholder rights and encouraging change in the corporate culture of large Wall Street firms and public companies.
Our lawyers are recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America, and others as preeminent securities fraud lawyers.
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Stoll Berne represents state and private institutional funds in securities class actions and individual “opt out” cases. We advise funds on the benefits of pursuing appointment as the lead plaintiff or opting out of an existing class action, and we have served as lead counsel and trial counsel in national class actions. We also advise funds on corporate governance issues and litigation strategies for enforcing shareholder rights and encouraging change in the corporate culture of large Wall Street firms and public companies.
We have represented the State of Oregon and the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund as Special Assistant Attorneys General on numerous cases seeking to recover losses to the Fund due to fraud or material misstatements.
Our securities litigation attorneys also have many years of experience in representing private institutional investors in securities fraud cases, both in court and arbitration.
We routinely represent individual investors in cases against brokerage firms and individual brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). We also bring court cases for victims of investment scams. We help investors recover losses from unsuitable investments, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, and many other types of misconduct involving investments.
Stoll Berne, led by attorneys Keith Dubanevich, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller, has been appointed co-lead counsel along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) on behalf lead plaintiff the State of Oregon by and through the Oregon State Treasurer and the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (Oregon) in a securities class action against CenturyLink, Inc. and certain of its senior executives.
Stoll Berne is investigating claims on behalf of investors who lost money with financial advisor and broker Christopher (Chris) Sweistris. Mr. Sweistris, based in Redmond, Oregon, is affiliated with and registered through Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc.
Stoll Berne is investigating LPL Financial in connection with selling Real Estate Investment Trusts, Business Development Companies and other alternative investments to individual investors and retirees.
Stoll Berne is investigating the impact on investors of COVID-19 and the resulting volatility in financial markets. With the end of a long bull market, many investors are now seeing evidence of mismanagement, fraud, or other investment misconduct in their accounts.
Stoll Berne is currently investigating claims on behalf of individual investors who may have lost money with Spokane-based financial advisor, Ronald Hannes of Woodbury Financial. Hannes' was a financial advisor with the Spokane-based Woodbury Financial Services from 1994 through 2019 and he also held his own practices under the names Hannes Financial Services and Ronald W. Hannes & Associates.
Stoll Berne is co-lead counsel for the investors in the case arising out of the Aequitas Ponzi scheme, asserting claims against Aequitas' auditors, lawyers, and others for participant/aider liability under the Oregon Securities Law.
Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.
Stoll Berne attorneys Gary Berne and Tim DeJong obtained more than $20 million in total settlements on behalf of shareholders of Southern Pacific Funding Corp. (SPFC) in a securities class action arising out of the mortgage securitization company's accounting for residual securities interests.
In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the lead plaintiff State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund.
A team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the named plaintiff in a multidistrict litigation class action against BP p.l.c., seeking to collect on behalf of U.S. investors the dividends that BP declared, but never paid, following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Stoll Berne represented a surety who had provided a standby letter of credit in connection with the construction of railcars for the TriMet WES commuter rail service in an action to discharge the surety’s obligation as a result of material changes to the underlying production agreement.
Keith Ketterling and Yoona Park sued a regional bank and broker-dealer for securities fraud on behalf of a group of individual investors who were targeted by defendants for the sale of speculative, illiquid investments in spite of plaintiffs' lack of sophistication and limited investment horizons.
Tim DeJong, Jen Wagner, and Keil Mueller obtained an $8 million settlement on behalf of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF) in securities fraud litigation against American International Group, Inc. (AIG).
Acting as Special Assistant Attorneys General to the State of Oregon, Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, Jen Wagner, and Keil Mueller obtained a $20 million settlement on behalf of the Oregon College Savings Plan in a lawsuit against Oppenheimer Funds.