Litigating cases all the way to the Supreme Court exemplifies the Firm’s unwavering dedication to our clients and defrauded investors worldwide.
Matthew Alpert is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office and focuses on the prosecution of securities fraud litigation. Matt’s current cases include securities fraud cases against Under Armour (D. Md.), FirstCash (N.D. Tex.), Mylan N.V. (S.D.N.Y.), and Southwest Airlines (N.D. Tex.).
Most recently, Matt and a team of Robbins Geller attorneys obtained a $1.21 billion settlement in In re Valeant Pharms. Int’l, Inc. Sec. Litig. (D.N.J.), a case that Vanity Fair reported as “the corporate scandal of its era” that had raised “fundamental questions about the functioning of our health-care system, the nature of modern markets, and the slippery slope of ethical rationalizations.” This is the largest securities class action settlement against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and the ninth largest ever. Matt was also a member of the litigation team that successfully obtained class certification in a securities fraud class action against Regions Financial, a class certification decision which was substantively affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Local 703, I.B. of T. Grocery & Food Emps. Welfare Fund v. Regions Fin. Corp., 762 F.3d 1248 (11th Cir. 2014). Upon remand, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama granted class certification again, rejecting defendants’ post-Halliburton II arguments concerning stock price impact.
Some of Matt’s previous cases include: the individual opt-out actions of the AOL Time Warner class action – Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. Parsons (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cnty.) and Ohio Pub. Emps. Ret. Sys. v. Parsons (Ohio. Ct. of Common Pleas, Franklin Cnty.) (total settlement over $600 million); Local 703, I.B. of T. Grocery & Food Emps. Welfare Fund v. Regions Fin. Corp. (N.D. Ala.) ($90 million settlement); In re MGM Mirage Sec. Litig. (D. Nev.) ($75 million); In re CIT Grp. Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($75 million settlement); Luna v. Marvell Tech. Grp., Ltd. (N.D. Cal.) ($72.5 million settlement); Deka Investment GmbH v. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (N.D. Tex.) ($47 million settlement); In re Bridgestone Sec. Litig. (M.D. Tenn.) ($30 million settlement); In re Walter Energy, Inc. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Ala.) ($25 million); City of Hialeah Emps.’ Ret. Sys. & Laborers Pension Trust Fund for N. Cal. v. Toll Brothers, Inc. (E.D. Pa.) ($25 million settlement); In re Molycorp, Inc. Sec. Litig. (D. Colo.) ($20.5 million settlement); In re Banc of California Sec. Litig. (C.D. Cal.) ( $19.75 million); Zimmerman v. Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (E.D. Mich.) ($14.1 million); Batwin v. Occam Networks, Inc. (C.D. Cal.) ($13.9 million settlement); Int’l Brotherhood of Elec. Workers Local 697 Pension Fund v. Int’l Game Tech. (D. Nev.) ($12.5 million settlement); Kmiec v. Powerwave Techs. Inc. (C.D. Cal.) ($8.2 million); In re Sunterra Corp. Sec. Litig. (D. Nev.) ($8 million settlement); and Luman v. Anderson (W.D. Mo.) ($4.25 million settlement).
Matt has been previously recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University, St. Louis.
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015-2019
- Washington University, St. Louis, J.D., 2005
- University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.A., 2001, History
- United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- May 21, 2021
- March 30, 2021
- April 24, 2018
- RGRD attorneys prevail against Regions Financial Corp. in 11th Circuit decision finding that district court properly certified securities class actionAugust 6, 2014