Rick Werder has extensive experience in all kinds of complex litigation, including cases involving the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law, bankruptcy, and related recovery actions based on financial fraud and malfeasance, shareholder class and derivative litigation, corporate control contests, consumer class actions, product liability, and virtually every type of business and commercial dispute. He has served as lead trial counsel in a number of significant bench and jury trials, including a first-of-a-kind action for specific performance of a $2 billion bankruptcy exit financing facility, a class action in Illinois in which plaintiffs sought more than $50 million, a consumer protection and product liability action in California in which plaintiffs sought more than $800 million, a case involving breach of an investment management agreement in which he obtained a $63 million verdict for his client, and a breach of contract action in which he obtained a $47 million judgment on a jury verdict for his client. He has represented officers and directors of several Fortune 500 companies and litigated cases in jurisdictions across the country, playing national coordinating counsel roles in a number of multidistrict product liability, mass tort, securities, and consumer fraud matters involving class actions and individual claims. Rick is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been profiled in the Chambers USA directory of America's Leading Business Lawyers and is listed as a New York litigation star and national bankruptcy litigation star by Benchmark Litigation.