Cody Berne is an attorney at Stoll Berne in Portland. Cody’s practice focuses on representing investors who lost money because of fraud and other misconduct, class actions, and business litigation. He is a member of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Cody previously worked as a deputy district attorney at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office where he tried over 30 trials to verdict. Before that, Cody represented individuals and businesses in cases involving investment fraud and a wide range of business disputes at a large Portland firm.

He received the Haglund Award in 2016 from the Multnomah Bar Association and was named in The Best Lawyers in America in 2020.

During law school, Cody interned for U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller and U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Delaney. Elected to Order of the Coif, he received the Clinical Legal Education Association Award and a Witkin Award. Cody also represented clients as a law student at the Civil Rights Clinic and Prison Law Clinic and earned a Public Service Certificate.

Before law school, Cody worked as a police officer with the Portland Police Bureau and as a wildland firefighter.

UC Davis School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2014

Pomona College, B.A., Politics, 2003

Oregon State Bar, 2014

Stoll Berne
Associate, 2017-present

Multnomah County District Attorney
Deputy District Attorney, 2016-2017

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Associate, 2014-2016

Hon. Kimberly Mueller (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California)
Intern, 2012

Hon. Carolyn Delaney (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California)
Intern, 2012

Portland Police Bureau
Police Officer, 2005-2011

Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshots
Wildland Firefighter, 2004

Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Volunteer, Domestic Violence Project, 2015-2016

Oregon State Bar
Antitrust Section, Member
Securities Regulation Section, Member

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA)
Member

“Common Claims of Oregon Investors Who Are the Victims of Fraud or Other Financial Misconduct,” Stoll Berne, January 2019

“Contracts for the Sale of Goods,” co-author, OSB Legal Publications CLE, Damages, 2016

“Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin, October 2015

“Liabilities under State Statutory and Common Law: Blue Sky Laws,” 2014 Broker-Dealer Litigation Annual Survey, Securities Litigation Committee of the America Bar Association

“How Plaintiff’s Lawyers Evaluate an Investor Fraud Case,” Deschutes County Bar Association CLE, Bend, Oregon (March 2019)

Practice Areas

Antitrust Litigation

We represent United States and international companies and consumers in all aspects of antitrust litigation, including, price-fixing, customer allocation, market division, price discrimination, and unfair or deceptive trade practices.

Business Litigation

From everyday contract disputes to bet-the-company litigation, our litigation team works to understand each party's priorities and to create a solution that best serves you.

Class Actions

As Oregon's leading plaintiffs'-side class actions firm, we help our clients to level the playing field and find justice. We have earned our reputation and work hard for our clients.

Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and stockbroker fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Representative Cases

Investors Investment Recovery

Cody Berne and Josh Ross represented Southern Oregon investors who were seeking to recover their investments in a privately held consumer products company.

Receptionist Services Suit

Keith Dubanevich and Cody Berne are representing a class of customers whose complaint seeks damages for breach of contract for charges for receptionist time not actually used. 

Confidential Product and Design Subpoenas

Represented an Oregon-based manufacturer that was served with multiple third-party subpoenas sent by competitors.

Public Entity Competition

Rob Shlachter and Cody Berne advised a logistics and shipping company about legal issues arising in connection with possible competition by a public entity.

Title Company Trade Secret Dispute

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a title company in a trade secret dispute involving allegations of theft of confidential records.

Receptionist Services Suit

Keith Dubanevich and Cody Berne are representing a class of customers whose complaint seeks damages for breach of contract for charges for receptionist time not actually used. 

Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a publicly traded company that provided human resources services and workers compensation coverage to businesses across the country in a federal court class action for securities fraud, a state court shareholder derivative suit, and an investigation by the SEC.

Community College Employment and Discrimination

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a community college in an employment and disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a former instructor.

Confidential Product and Design Subpoenas

Represented an Oregon-based manufacturer that was served with multiple third-party subpoenas sent by competitors.

Title Company Trade Secret Dispute

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a title company in a trade secret dispute involving allegations of theft of confidential records.

Investors Investment Recovery

Cody Berne and Josh Ross represented Southern Oregon investors who were seeking to recover their investments in a privately held consumer products company.

Retirement Savings Recovery

Cody Berne recovered retirement savings on behalf of an individual investor from an out of state real estate investment fund. The fund had violated the Oregon securities laws in selling membership interests and wrongfully withheld the investor's funds in violation of Oregon's financial elder abuse laws.

Securities Class Action

Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne represented a publicly traded company that provided human resources services and workers compensation coverage to businesses across the country in a federal court class action for securities fraud, a state court shareholder derivative suit, and an investigation by the SEC.

Hedge Fund Investors

In seeking to hold an Oregon-based hedge fund (and entities that participated and materially aided in securities sales by the hedge fund) liable for millions in investor loses, Stoll Berne attorney Cody Berne filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of investors alleging securities fraud and elder abuse claims.

Articles

January 2019 – “Common Claims of Oregon Investors Who Are the Victims of Fraud or Other Financial Misconduct,” Cody Berne, Stoll Berne

By Cody Berne With a years-long bull market possibly coming to an end, now is an important time to take a close look at your investments. Over the years, we have represented many clients who first saw signs of mismanagement or fraud in market conditions like we have today.

News

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2020 as well as three Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

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Awards

Multnomah Bar Association
Haglund Award, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®
2020

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