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
  • Complex Litigation
  • Employment
  • Consumer Protection / Product Liability
  • Retirement
  • and Benefits
  • Securities Litigation
 
University Middlebury College, B.A., American Literature, summa cum laude, with highest departmental honors, 1989 Phi Beta Kappa
 
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 & 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

Professional Experience

Derek Loeser is a 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 individual and class action securities, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), breach of fiduciary duty and investment mismanagement cases.

Derek has been working in plaintiffs' litigation for over twenty years. Through all stages of litigation, including trial, he has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for institutions, retirement plans, retirees, and employees. 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. Derek regularly serves as lead counsel in large scale fraud and mismanagement cases for both institutional and individual clients. Recent successes include the decision following an eight week bench trial in New York in which the court found that the trustee acted unreasonably or beyond the bounds of reasonable judgment by releasing claims potentially worth billions of dollars without investigating their potential worth or strength.

Before joining Keller Rohrback, Derek served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael R. 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 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

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.

 
Reported CasesCurrent Cases Employee Benefits and Retirement Society •AIG II •Bakery & Confectionary Union & Industry Int'l •Principal U.S. Property Account •Regions Financial Corp. •State Street Bank & Trust Co. - Foreign Currency •Stiefel Labs Employee Stock Bonus Plan •Transamerica Life Insurance Company •Weyerhauser Co. Financial Products and Services/Securities •Federal Home Loan Bank PLMBS •Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston •Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis •Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: Washington Action •Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: Illinois Action •Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago: California Action •Bank of New York Mellon Settlement •Northern Trust Investments, N.A. Diebold •Diebold •Louisiana Firefighters' Retirement System
 
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Office Information

Derek W. Loeser

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
SeattleWA 98101




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