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. We’re tireless advocates and the fiercest of competitors. Experience and wisdom matter, and bring both to your securities case.
Since 1978, Stoll Berne Has Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Investors
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 locally-based investment scams. We help investors recover losses from unsuitable investments, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, and many other types of misconduct involving investments.
Are You an Individual Investor?
If you have been the victim of your broker’s securities fraud or negligence or other misconduct involving your investments, Stoll Berne will vigorously represent your interests in securities arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in cases before state and federal court. Our lawyers are recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America, and others as preeminent securities fraud lawyers.
We have represented hundreds of investors in securities arbitrations and trials, helping them recover losses from unsuitable investments, fraud, churning, unauthorized trading, margin disputes, Ponzi schemes, and many other type of misconduct involving investment.
We are based in Oregon and regularly appear before arbitrators and judges in Oregon, Washington, California, and throughout the West. Potential clients should be careful when picking a securities fraud attorney. Many law firms and lawyers on the Internet appear to be based in Oregon, but they often are from other states and are not familiar with developments in Oregon law, local judges, arbitrators, local court customs, and procedures. If in doubt, ask the lawyer how to pronounce “Willamette,” and give us a call if it doesn’t sound right.
We will have an initial meeting with you at no cost to discuss your case. We also may represent you on a contingent fee basis, meaning you do not pay our attorney fees unless you recover damages from the defendant.
If Your Law Firm Can't Pronounce "Willamette," It Is Not the Firm for You
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.
Are You an Institutional Investor?
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.
Securities Litigation Attorneys
Securities Litigation Cases
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...
Keith Dubanevich and Keil Mueller represent the lead plaintiff in a securities case arising out of thousands of consumer claims of cramming and misrepresentations.
A team of Stoll Berne attorneys are currently representing investors in the various Aequitas companies in a proposed securities class action asserting Oregon Securities Law claims against parties who...
Stoll Berne attorney Josh Ross represented a former NFL player who invested $400,000 in a real estate development.
Josh Ross represented investors who filed claims against their broker/investment advisor and a national brokerage firm.
Keith Ketterling, Tim DeJong, and Jake Gill defended Pacific Continental Bank in an Oregon class action on behalf of shareholders of the Berjac companies.
Gary Berne has represented victims of financial fraud in individual cases and class actions, ranging from claims against brokerage firms to matters involving derivative securities, real estate, TICs,...
A team of Stoll Berne attorneys served as Special Assistant Attorneys General to the State of Oregon in its role as co-lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase....
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...
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...
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...
Keith Ketterling represented a regional broker-dealer in defending securities fraud claims by investors that exceeded $20 million.
Keith Ketterling represented a national broker-dealer in defending against contract and intentional interference claims by a broker seeking $18 million in damages.
Josh Ross successfully represented a former NBA basketball player who filed claims against his broker/investment advisor and firm that employed the broker, alleging the broker defrauded him by...
Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling and Steve Berman represented a regional broker-dealer in pre-litigation resolution of claims arising out of the broker-dealer’s agent's sales of securities.
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...
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,...
Steve Berman successfully defended a regional broker-dealer in a breach of contract and various tort claims brought by a terminated financial advisor.
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...
Tim DeJong and Josh Ross successfully defended a developer accused of Oregon Securities Law violations in connection with tenancy-in-common interests.
Rob Shlachter and Josh Ross defended a Portland real estate investment firm in litigation filed by a large group of investors.
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...
Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling and Yoona Park defended a broker-dealer against an investor's allegations that improper investments had been made given his investor risk profile and that his...
Over the course of ten years, Keith Ketterling and Steve Berman represented a multinational steel and trading company and its principal in litigation across the globe.
Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling and Steve Berman successfully prosecuted a securities fraud case for a Waddell & Reed mutual fund.
An Oregon call center retained Stoll Berne to defend against investor claims that the Oregon corporation had misrepresented facts about the future operations of the call center.
The firm recovered $43.5 million on behalf of investors in Assisted Living Concepts in a nationwide securities class action arising out of accounting for related party transactions.
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...
In a securities class action against Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Steve Larson helped to obtain a $65 million settlement as one of the lead attorneys for the shareholders.
Rob Shlachter obtained summary judgment on behalf of an individual sued for $25 million under the control person fraud provision of the Oregon Securities Act.