Rick Werder is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office and 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 fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty action in New York in which plaintiffs sought more than $3 billion and were awarded $7 million (about 0.2%), a class action in Illinois in which plaintiffs sought more than $50 million and were awarded zero, an RMBS case in which he and a large Quinn Emanuel team obtained an $806 million judgment that was affirmed on appeal, 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 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 a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by Benchmark Litigation.