Derek W. Loeser: Lawyer with Keller Rohrback LLP

Derek W. Loeser

Attorney
Seattle,  WA  U.S.A.
Phone206.224.7562

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Security
  • Financial Products and Services
  • Institutional Investors
  • Mortgage Put-Back Litigation
  • Securities
 
University Middlebury College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1989 American Literature
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Washington School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994
 
Admitted1994, Washington; 1997, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; 1997, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2002, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 2004, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional and Civic Involvement

King County Bar Association, Member

Washington State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member; Employment Benefits Committee Member

National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Cooperating counsel

 
BornLong Beach, California, August 26, 1967
 
Biography

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”), breach of fiduciary duty, and investment mismanagement cases. Derek has served as lead and co-lead counsel in large, complex cases in both state and federal courts around the country.

Derek has been a plaintiffs' attorney for over twenty 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 over a billion dollars for institutions, retirement plans, retirees, employees, and consumers. Notable cases include mortgage- backed securities cases on behalf of the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago, Indianapolis and Boston, and ERISA class cases representing employees in cases against Enron, WorldCom, Countrywide, and Washington Mutual, among others. 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 Honorable Michael 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., where he prosecuted individual and class action employment discrimination cases. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences on class actions, ERISA and other complex litigation topics.

Honors & Awards

U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program Hire, 1994

U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service, 1996

U.S. Department of Justice Achievement Award, 1996

Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers - Washington, 2005-2007

Selected to Super Lawyers list in Super Lawyers - Washington, 2007-2012, 2014-2015

Recipient of the 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for the article, The Continuing Applicability of Rule 23(b)(1) to ERISA Actions for Breach of Fiduciary Duty,. Pension & Benefits Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Sept. 1, 2009).

Articles & Presentations

Derek W. Loeser, The Legal, Ethical, and Practical Implications of Noncompetition Clauses: What Physicians Should Know Before They Sign, J.L. Med. & Ethics, Vol. 31:2 (2003).

Derek W. Loeser & Benjamin B. Gould, Point/Counterpoint: Is Rule 23(b)(1) Still Applicable to ERISA Class Actions?, ERISA Compliance and Enforcement Library of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (May 1, 2009).

Derek W. Loeser & Benjamin B. Gould, The Continuing Applicability of Rule 23(b)(1) to ERISA Actions for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Pension & Benefits Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Sept. 1, 2009).

Speaker, 22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2009.

Speaker, 22nd Annual ERISA Litigation Conference - New York, NY, Nov. 2009.

Speaker, ABA Mid-Winter Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Derek W. Loeser & Erin M. Riley, The Case Against the Presumption of Prudence, Pension & Benefits Daily, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Sept. 10, 2010).

Derek W. Loeser, Erin M. Riley & Benjamin B. Gould, 2010 ERISA Employer Stock Cases: The Good, the Bad, and the In Between-Plaintiffs' Perspective, Pension & Benefits Daily, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Jan. 28, 2011).

Speaker, Post-Certification: Motion Issues in Class Actions, Litigating Class Actions, Seattle, WA, 2012.

Speaker, Investment Litigation: Fees & Investments in Defined Contribution Plans, ERISA Litigation, Washington, D.C., 2012.

Speaker, Post-Certification Motion Practice in Class Actions, Seattle, WA, June, 2014.

Speaker, Fiduciary Challenges in a Low Return Environment, Seattle, WA, December, 2014.

Recent Posts

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Reported CasesCurrent Cases: AIG II; Bakery & Confectionary Union & Industry Int'l Pension Fund Pension Plan; Boeing Pension ERISA Litigation; Credit Default Swap ( CDS ); Diebold; Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: California Action; Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: Illinois Action; Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: Washington Action; Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis; London Interbank Offering Rate ( LIBOR ); Louisiana Firefighters' Retirement System; Northern Trust Investments, N.A.; Regions Financial Corp.; State Street Bank & Trust Co. - Foreign Currency; Transamerica Life Insurance Company
 
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Office Information

Derek W. Loeser

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
SeattleWA 98101




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