Solomon Benjamin Cera

Solomon Benjamin Cera: Attorney with Cera LLP
  • Partner at Cera LLP (4 Attorneys)
  • 595 Market Street, Suite 2300, San Francisco, CA 94105-2835
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Biography

Mr. Cera joined the Firm in 1983 and is its managing partner. While at the Firm, Mr. Cera has obtained experience in a variety of fields, including the oil and gas industry, executive compensation, insurance and tax-advantaged investments. In addition, Mr. Cera has obtained significant experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, accounting and auditing.

Publications: Author: "Control Person Liability of the Outside Director," Securities News, Vol. II No. 2, Winter 1993, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Committee on Securities Litigation. Reported Cases: In re Activision Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 92,397 (N.D. Cal. 1985); In re Activision Securities Litigation, 621 F.Supp. 415 (N.D. Cal. 1985); In re Activision Securities Litigation, 723 F.Supp. 1373 (N.D. Cal. 1989); Adobe Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 95,873 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Adobe Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,051 (N.D. Cal. 1991); In re ASK Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,991 (N.D. Cal. 1992); Businessland Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,059 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Colaprico v. Sun Microsystems, Inc., Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 95,874 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Colaprico v. Sun Microsystems, Inc., Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,198 (N.D. Cal. 1991); In re Consolidated Air West Securities Litigation, 73 F.R.D. 12 (N.D. Cal. 1977); In re Consolidated Capital Securities Litigation, (CCH) Fed.Sec.Rptr. 95,238 (N.D. Cal. 1990); In re Daisy Systems Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,190 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Desmond v. BankAmerica Corp.; Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 90,995 (N.D. Cal. 2000); In re Diasonics Securities Litigation, 599 F.Supp. 447 (N.D. Cal. 1984); Digital Microwave Corp. Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 97,044 (N.D. Cal. 1992); Duval v. Gleason, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,153 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Ezra Charitable Trust v. Rent-Way, Inc., 136 F.Supp.2d 435 (W.D. Pa. 2001); In re Fortune Systems Securities Litigation, 604 F.Supp. 150 (N.D. Cal. 1984); Gaillard v. Natomas Co., 173 Cal.App.3d 410 (1985); Gaillard v. Natomas, 208 Cal.App.3d 1250 (1989); In re Gap Stores Securities Litigation, 79 F.R.D. 283 (N.D. Cal. 1978); In re Granite Partners, L.P., 194 BR 318 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1996); Green v. Occidental, 541 F.2d 1335 (9th Cir. 1976); Green v. Aetna Healthcare, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 12320 (N.D. Cal. 2000); Hudson v. Capital Management, Inc., 565 F.Supp. 615 (N.D. Cal. 1983); Hudson v. Capital Management Int'l., Inc., Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 99,221 (N.D. Cal. 1982); Hudson v. Capital Management Int'l., Inc., Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 99,222 (N.D. Cal. 1982); In re Itel Securities Litigation, 596 F.Supp. 226 (N.D. Cal. 1984); In re Itel Securities Litigation, 89 F.R.D. 104 (N.D. Cal. 1981); Joseph v. Wiles, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 91,036 (10th Cir. 2000); Joseph v. Wiles, 223 F.3d 1155 (10th Cir. 2000); In re Legato Systems Securities Litigation, 204 F.R.D. 167 (N.D. Cal. 2001); Lilley v. Charren, 936 F.Supp. 708 (N.D. Cal. 1996); Marshall v. Holiday Magic, 550 F.2d 1173 (9th Cir. 1977); Masstor Systems Corporation Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 92,719 (N.D. Cal. 1986); McFarland v. Memorex Corp., 581 F.Supp. 878 (N.D. Cal. 1984); In re Memorex Securities Case, 61 F.R.D. 88 (N.D. Cal. 1973); Rogers v. NationsCredit Financial Services Corp.; Bankr. L. Rep. (CCH) 77,918 (N.D. Cal. 1999); In re Nucorp Energy Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 99,158 (S.D. Cal. 1983); In re Nucorp Energy Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 93,224 (S.D. Cal. 1987); In re Pizza Time Theatre Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 92,537 (N.D. Cal. 1986); Primavera Familienstiftung v. Askin, 173 F.R.D. 115 (S.D.N.Y. 1997); Primavera Familienstiftung v. Askin, 130 F.Supp 2d 450 (S.D.N.Y. 2001); In re Rent-Way Securities Litigation, 209 F.Supp.2d 493 (2002); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 94,393 (N.D.Cal. 1989); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 94,394 (N.D.Cal. 1989); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 95,430 (N.D.Cal. 1990); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 95,431 (N.D. Cal. 1990); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,094 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,095 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,221 (N.D. Cal. 1991); Roberts v. Heim, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 96,970 (N.D. Cal. 1992); Roberts v. Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., 857 F.2d 646 (9th Cir. 1988); In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, 232 F.R.D. 346 (N.D. Cal. 2005); In re Seagate Technology II Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 97,028 (N.D. Cal. 1992); In re Sonus Networks Securities Litigation, 247 F.R.D. 244 (D. Mass. 2007); In re Technical Equities Federal Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 94,093 (N.D. Cal. 1988); In re Victor Technologies Securities Litigation, 102 F.R.D. 53 (N.D. Cal. 1984); In re Victor Technologies Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 93,158 (N.D. Cal. 1987); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, 35 F.3d 1407 (9th Cir. 1994); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, 721 F.Supp. 1140 (N.D. Cal. 1989); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 95,004 (N.D. Cal. 1990); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, 694 F.Supp. 1427 (N.D. Cal. 1988); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 97,041 (N.D. Cal. 1992); In re Worlds of Wonder Securities Litigation, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. (CCH) 97,018 (N.D. Cal. 1992); Zatkin v. Primuth, 551 F.Supp. 39 (S.D. Cal. 1982); Zell v. Intercapital Income Securities, Inc., 675 F.2d 1041 (9th Cir. 1982). Speaking Engagements: Speaker, "Competition and Global Consolidations," American Bar Association, Forum on Air and Space Law, 1998 Annual Meeting and Conference. Awards & Recognition: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Securities
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Accountants Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
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www.gbcslaw.com/Attorneys/Solomon-B-Cera.html
University Attended:
Pomona College, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, California, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
The State Bar of California; American (Member, Section on Litigation) Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Section on Litigation).
Birth Information:
Winnipeg, Canada, October 23, 1956
ISLN:
908461095

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